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Ferrovial - Integrated annual report 2013 / Awards and distinctions

The work and efforts by the company and its employees has been recognized by stakeholders and organizations in all the areas of its activity and Corporate Responsibility. Proof of this are the awards and recognitions that the company has obtained during the year:

Ferrovial rewarded in the Sustainability Yearbook 2013

Ferrovial has been awarded the Bronze Medal in the Sustainability Yearbook 2013, a report prepared by RobecoSAM and KPMG, which recognizes companies with the best Corporate Responsibility practices. The results of the study, which evaluates the most sustainable companies in the world by sector under RobecoSAM’s corporate sustainability assessment (CSA) criteria, was presented at the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Ferrovial selected for the 12th successive year for the DJSI, the only Spanish company in its sector

Ferrovial has renewed its place in the DJSI for the 12th consecutive year. The company is the only Spanish company in its sector included in the European and global indices of sustainable companies drawn up by Dow Jones (DJSI). Its inclusion for the 12th consecutive year is proof of the soundness of Ferrovial’s sustainability strategy and accredits the company’s development of advanced practices in the three dimensions of corporate responsibility: economic, environmental and social.

Ferrovial renews its presence in the FTSE4Good sustainability index after nine straight years

Ferrovial has renewed its presence in the FTSE4Good Sustainability Index series, following the six-monthly review carried out in September 2013. The FTSE4Good index series includes four key indices: global, European, United States and the United Kingdom. The index is used by investors around the world to evaluate best practices and social responsibility criteria for developing their investment strategies.

Ferrovial rewarded for its climate change strategy by CDP

Ferrovial was recognized by the CDP for its climate change strategy. It was included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index and Climate Performance Leadership Index, which ranks companies with best practices for reducing emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change. Ferrovial earned 99 points out of 100 and retains its maximum A category, which only four Spanish companies have earned. The company has been present in these indices since 2009.

Rafael del Pino receives the Academiae Dilecta 2013 award from the Spanish Academy of Engineering

Rafael del Pino, Chairman of Ferrovial, received the “Academiae Dilecta” 2013 award from the Royal Academy of Engineering at a solemn ceremony held at its headquarters. The Academiae Dilecta award is one of the most prestigious in the world of engineering and technology in Spain. It is granted every year by the Royal Academy of Engineering to recognize companies whose activities have their origin in the study and research of the scientific and technical fundamentals of engineering, their technological applications and operational techniques, as well as the projects that develop and implement them.

Rafael del Pino receives the Capital 2013 award for his business career

Rafael del Pino received the award for “Best Business Career” as part of the Capital Awards for 2013. The financial magazine held the business awards ceremony under the motto “Commitment to Spain”. The aim has been to award and recognize companies and businesspeople who have stood out for their commitment to the Spanish economy and the Spain brand in 2013.

Íñigo Meirás, among the best CEO s in Spain according to Forbes

Íñigo Meirás, CEO of Ferrovial, is in second position in the ranking of best CEOs in Spain prepared by the prestigious financial magazine Forbes. A variety of criteria were used to make up the list, including the ability to raise new funds in the markets, diversification policies, and value creation for stockholders. At the same time, the policies of adjustment and restructuring taking place in 2013 meant that the strategies executed in the area of human resources and debt reduction were also analyzed.

Ferrovial, winner of the Seres Award 2013 for Innovation and Social Commitment

Ferrovial won the 2013 Seres Company Innovation and Social Commitment Award for its “Social Infrastructure” Corporate Responsibility program. This award recognizes business actions that are part of a company’s strategy, help improve society and bridge the gap with disadvantaged groups. The Foundation organizes the Seres Awards with the aim of creating incentives and publicly recognizing strategic and innovative actions that generate value for society and the company so that social business action can be sustainable over time.

Ferrovial receives the 2013 Codespa Award for corporate volunteering

Ferrovial was a winner at the 17th Codespa Foundation Awards. The ceremony was presided over by His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias. The Chairman of Ferrovial, Rafael del Pino, received the Award and expressed his gratitude for the recognition. In his speech, Del Pino recalled that “Our project ‘Maji ni Uhai’ in Tanzania was granted an award by the Codespa Foundation back in 2010.” CODESPA rewards companies, SMEs and groups of employees that have stood out for their commitment to developing countries, as well as journalists whose work has contributed to the promotion of social responsibility and social and business involvement in the fight against poverty.

Ferrovial receives the European Excellence Award 2013 for its social infrastructure program

Ferrovial won the 2013 European Excellence Award for its Social Infrastructure program, in the “Corporate Social Responsibility” category for its “Social Infrastructure” international cooperation program. The panel of judges highlighted the work on the ground performed by the company’s volunteers. So far 58 professionals have committed themselves to the different projects in collaboration with prestigious NGOs such as Plan Internacional, Ayuda en Acción, Intermón Oxfam, ONGAWA, Amref Flying Doctors, Acción Contra el Hambre and Ecodes.

Ferrovial receives the award for the Best Social Company in 2013

Ferrovial received the award for Best Social Company at the 7th PubliFestival held at Caixa Forum Barcelona. The Social Company Awards were granted during the International Social Advertising Festival organized by the Mundo Ciudad Foundation. The awards recognize the best CSR business projects of the previous year. The award recognized Ferrovial for its track record of engagement with the community and Corporate Social Responsibility, and specifically for its Social Infrastructure program in Africa and Latin America.

Ferrovial wins the SAP Quality Awards prize

Ferrovial received the SAP Quality Awards prize, with which the technological company SAP recognizes the highest quality projects that implement their solutions. Ferrovial received the Gold award in the “Large Implementation” category for the Marco Polo integrated management project for financial products. A total of 18 projects were presented in this category. The jury was made up of SAP Spain professionals, teachers at business schools and members of specialist IT consultancy firms.

Ferrovial awarded a prize for EMMOS as the best Innovation project in the Smart Building category

Ferrovial has received an award at the gala EnerTIC Awards ceremony, in the category of best Innovation in Smart Building project for the EMMOS (Energy Management and Monitoring Operational System) project. The awards singled out the best proposals among the 138 received that have used ICT to obtain greater energy efficiency.

Ferrovial recognized as among the best companies to work for

Ferrovial received the Randstad Award 2013 as one of the three most attractive infrastructure companies to work for, according to the Randstad survey. The Randstad Award is granted by Randstad, the second biggest HR company in the world, to companies that are most attractive to work for. This year 18 countries took part, including the United States, France, Holland, Australia and Spain.

Ferrovial once more receives the Top Employers certification

Ferrovial was one of the Spanish companies that achieved the Top Employers 2013 certification granted annually by the CRF Institute to identify the most notable companies in Human Resources management. Top Employers certifies companies that comply with the highest Human Resources standards and put them into practice. Specifically, the certification values aspects such as: employment benefits and policies, talent recognition and retention, as well as the possibilities for professional and employment growth and the corporate culture.

Ferrovial receives award at the Oracle Customer Awards

Ferrovial was honored at the first Oracle Customer Awards with the Excellence Award, organized by Oracle Iberia for projects developed with Business Intelligence technology. Also receiving awards at the gala, which recognizes customers who have excelled over the year in different areas of Oracle Information Technology, were companies such as El Corte Inglés, Iberia, Telefónica, Mapfre, etc. The Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) tool has been used to develop scorecards geared clearly toward finance, such as: Optimus (the Toll Road finance scorecard) and Éfeso (Services finance scorecard); or focused on an improvement in operating processes, such as optimization of the client portfolio in CESPA and INDIANA (the Ferroser Quality Area scorecard), among others.

Ferrovial once again receives an award for its investor and shareholder relations

Ferrovial was recognized by the 2013 All-Europe Executive Team ranking, published by the prestigious Institutional Investors Research Group, as one of the best performing European companies in the area of shareholder and investor relations.

The recognition obtained by Ferrovial includes that of analysts rating it as best company in the European construction sector. Ferrovial also appears among the three favorites for investors. Other categories evaluated by the study are that of best Financial Manager and CEO. Within the best CFO category, Ernesto López Mozo, CFO Ferrovial, is among the three favorites for both analysts and investors. In addition, Ferrovial’s CEO, Íñigo Meirás, is one of the top 3 in the study. In all, five awards were granted to the company, which has consolidated its position as one of the most highly recognized companies by European shareholders and investors.

Ferrovial joins the network of companies with the “Equality in the Company” seal

The Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality, Ana Mato, inaugurated the network of companies with the “Equality in the Company” seal. This is a unique national initiative that aims to promote and facilitate the exchange of good practices and information among organizations, as well as serving as a stimulus and example for other companies. Ferrovial received the Equality in the Company seal in 2011 in the first year it was awarded as a recognition of its efforts to ensure equality between men and women at the workplace. It has now joined this new initiative promoted by the government, which aims to drive forward the commitment to real equality of opportunity between men and women, while demonstrating the involvement of Spanish companies in the achievement of this objective that is so important for society as a whole.

Two awards for Heathrow at the World Airport Awards

At the World Airport Awards for 2013 held during the Passenger Terminal EXPO trade fair in Geneva, Terminal 5 at Heathrow was named Best Airport Terminal, the best terminal in the world, and Heathrow was named Best Airport for Shopping in the world. The award reflects the results of the Airport Service Quality survey which values the proportion of passengers that rate their trip as “very good” or “excellent”. This figure has increased from 48% in 2007 to 72% now.

Heathrow Airport wins the Sustainable Leadership Award 2013 for the project to develop the new Terminal 2A

Heathrow Airport won the Sustainable Leadership Award 2013 for the project to develop the new Terminal 2A which will be opened in 2014. The design, construction and functionality of Terminal 2 (T2) makes the terminal the most sustainable in Heathrow. The awards ceremony for the Sustainable Leadership Awards was held at the Connaught Rooms in London. It highlighted the leadership and innovation among companies and organizations that are the driving force of progress in incorporating sustainability in all their operations.

Amey has won an award for the project to reinforce the Hammersmith overpass

Amey received an award at the British Construction Awards for 2013 in the category of Best Civil Engineering Project valued at more than £ 3 M and less than £ 5 M for its innovative project to strengthen the Hammersmith overpass in London. The recognition was granted for the remodeling work that Amey has carried out on the overpass in Hammersmith. The infrastructure was closed in 2011 due to serious defects in the post-tensioning system.

Two employees of Ferrovial Servicios receive the bronze medal for police merit

Aleix Carrera and Fran Escofet, two employees of Ferrovial Servicios, recently received the bronze police merit medal at the “Catalan Police Force Day” in recognition for their actions during a serious incident on the VAO bus lane in Barcelona. The events occurred in January last, when the driver of a bus went the wrong way along the VAO bus lane in Barcelona (C-58), endangering the lives of drivers of oncoming vehicles that were moving in the right direction.

Steel Ingeniería receives the Asiva Award for 2013 and another for Sustainability

Steel Ingeniería received the Asiva 2013 award (Association of Companies of the Quinta Region) in the Skills Building category. The recognition aims to highlight the best projects in the area. It also won the Aconcagua province Sustainability Award, from Asociación de Pacto Regional de Desarrollo Provincial.

Ferroser receives the AENOR certification for the Bilbao Kirolak facilities

Ferroser received the AENOR certification accrediting that the Bilbao Kirolak facilities have an optimized system under ISO 50001 standard for the correct use of energy, reducing consumption in the short, medium and long term, as well as financial costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Cintra recognized as Best Infrastructure Developer in North America

Cintra received the award for Best Infrastructure Developer in North America in 2012 from Infrastructure Investor magazine. Each year this monthly magazine publishes an assessment of infrastructure in the world, recognizing outstanding companies in the industry. This award recognizes the work of Cintra in 2012 and the major projects awarded: the design, construction, finance and maintenance of the 407 East Extension in Canada; and leadership in the tender process of the construction of the US460 toll road which Ferrovial will carry out in the state of Virginia.

Ferrovial Agroman rewarded for its commitment to health and safety

The prestigious organization the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) rewarded Ferrovial Agroman for its commitment to the occupational health and safety of its workers in a variety of construction projects in the United Kingdom. The program not only takes into account the history of accidents in companies, but also the comprehensive systems developed to manage workers’ health and safety, including practices that promote leadership and participation by employees.

Ferrovial Agroman receives the Environment Award for 2012 from the Autonomous Region of Madrid

Ferrovial Agroman received the Madrid Regional Government’s Environmental Award for 2012 in the category of environmental management for large companies. The company was recognized for its project to recover construction and demolition waste in the ZU3-renovation project of the Fuencarral rail complex. As a result of the recycling of waste for use on construction work, the balance of materials, energy and emissions used in this project is much more favorable than the alternative of sending the waste to a CDW treatment plant or landfill. The Environmental Awards are part of the Collaboration Framework between the government of the Autonomous Region of Madrid, the Official Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid and CEIM the Business Confederation of Madrid-CEOE to develop the “Madrid Pact for the Environment” (PEMMA).

Cadagua receives the Eco-management Award

Cadagua received the Eco-management Award at the 5th Sustainable Development Awards, for the Valdelentisco Desalination Plant. These awards are granted by the Autonomous Region of Murcia. Their aim is to recognize publicly the effort made in sustainable development and to contribute to make known success stories and ideas that may serve as models for others.

The construction of the LBJ Express toll road receives award for environmental excellence

The LBJ Express Project was awarded the ARTBA Globe Award for Environmental Excellence in Construction at the 14th Annual American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) awards, for its notable efforts to maintain standards of environmental protection at all phases of construction. The LBJ Express project received the award in the category of “Large Highway Projects valued at more than 100 million dollars”.

Heathrow’s Terminal 2A distinguished for its commitment to safety and sustainability

The HETCo consortium, which is currently constructing the new Terminal 2A in Heathrow, and is made up of Ferrovial Agroman and the construction company Laing O’Rourke, has recently won two international awards in health and safety and sustainability. First, the Constructing Excellence organization awarded the Terminal T2A project its 2013 “Health & Safety” prize. Second, the consortium has received recognition in its sector for its commitment to innovation from the environmental and sustainability point of view. HETCo received the international Green Apple award, in recognition of the excellent environmental and sustainability practices during the construction work on Terminal T2A.

Ferrovial Agroman receives the “Best Public Works Project 2013” award for the rail access to Barajas Airport

On November 26 the rail access to Barajas Airport constructed by Ferrovial Agroman received the award for Best Public Works Project 2013 at the gala event held at the Association of Civil Engineers of Madrid. The project has been operating since September 2011. It links Barajas International Airport with the Madrid commuter rail network, allowing the 6.5 million travelers who use this network to access the airport.

Budimex receives awards

Budimex received an award in the Great Business Pearls category (“Per³y Polskiej Gospodarki”) at the 11th Awards organized by the publisher Polish Market in collaboration with the Institute for Economic Science and the Polish Academy of Science. At the 4th Eurobuild Awards, Budimex received the Jury Prize for Best Construction Company on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Budimex received the title of “Budowniczy Polskiego Sportu” (Polish Sports Constructor) at the 14th competition organized by the Club Sport Polonia. Budimex received an award in the category Sports and Leisure Construction Company.

Various awards for Budimex work

12 works by Budimex received awards and mentions in ten categories at the 23rd Construction Projects of the Year 2012 awards: Residential Building; Educational Building; Offices; Restoration; Health Building; Social Building; Highways; Railroad; Water Treatment Plants and Facilities. At the 5th Maksymilian Wolff Bridge Competition, the bridge across the Vistula in Kwidzyn, developed by a joint venture between Budimex and Ferrovial Agroman, received a special mention. The viaduct constructed by Budimex on the Ruta S³owacki in Gdañsk obtained the award for Bridge of the Year for 2013 in the competition organized by the Polish Association of Bridge Engineers.

The Plaza Mayor building in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid receives the COAM award

The Plaza Mayor building of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid has received First Prize for 2013 from the Office of Architecture Competitions of Madrid (COAM) from the Official Association of Architects of Madrid, as part of the 10th Architecture Week of Madrid, for its relevance and architectural quality. The COAM 2013 awards recognize the quality of architecture, good professional practice and exemplary initiatives that have contributed to the spread of the cultural values of architecture.

Public Choice Award at the Architecture Awards of the Region of Murcia

The Torre Pacheco Municipal Museum and Historical Archive, restored by Ferrovial Agroman, was the Public’s Choice at the Architecture Awards of the Region of Murcia, organized by the local city council.