Ferrovial selected for Dow Jones index of most sustainable companies


Ferrovial has been included in the Dow Jones Europe and World sustainability indices for the eleventh consecutive year. In its annual review, SAM or Sustainable Asset Management, which assesses companies’ sustainability, gave Ferrovial 83 points out of 100.

“That is 27 points higher than the industry average and 2 points more than in 2011,” the Spanish corporation noted in a press release.

“Inclusion in the index for the eleventh consecutive year is a recognition of the soundness of Ferrovial’s sustainability strategy,” it added, “and accredits the company’s development of advanced practices in all dimensions, from economics to environmental and social.”

In the economic dimension, Ferrovial stands out for its risk management and corporate governance. The index also analyses aspects of management relating to customers, privacy, codes of conduct, principles to combat corruption & bribery, and antitrust policy.

The company’s score in the environmental dimension was higher than in 2011. Specifically, it scored highly in the areas of construction materials and transport & logistics.

In the social dimension, Ferrovial scored highly in workplace health and safety, a very important area for the industry in which it operates.

The company was included in the DJSI for the first time in 2002, when it was the only Spanish company in its industry to be included. Ferrovial signed the Global Compact that same year; it was one of the first Spanish companies to do so. In 2005, the company continued to develop its Corporate Responsibility strategy and was chosen for the prestigious FTSE4Good index.

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