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Ferrovial - Integrated annual report 2013 / GRI Indicators

GRI Indicators

Ferrovial self-rated this Report as A+ level, according to GRI guideline requirements.

1Strategy and analysis
1.1 Statement from the most senior decisionmaker of the organization.
1.2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities. 2013 Consolidated Annual Accounts. Note 3
2Organizational Profile
2.1 Name of reporting organisation.
2.2 Primary brands, products, and/or services.
2.3 Operational structure of the organization, including main divisions, operating companies, subsidiaries, and joint ventures.
2.4 Location of organization's headquarter.
2.5 Number of countries where the company operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report.
2.6 Nature of ownership and legal form. Consolidated Annual Accounts. Note 1.1
2.7 Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served, and types of customers/beneficiaries)
2.8 Scale of the reporting organisation, including
  • Number of employees
  • Number of operations
  • Net sales (for private sector organizations) or net revenues (for public sector organizations
  • Total capitalization broken down in terms of debt and equity (for private sector organizations)
  •  Quantity of products or services provided.
2.9 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, or ownership, including
  • The location of, or changes in operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions
  • Changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations (for private sector organizations)
2.10 Awards received in the reporting period.
3Report Parameters
Report Profile
3.1 Reporting period (e.g., fiscal/calendar year) for information provided.
3.2 Date of most recent previous report.
3.3 Reporting cycle (annual, biennial, etc.).
3.4 Contact point for the questions regarding the report or its contents.
Report Boundaries and Scope
3.5 Process for defining report content, including
  • Determining materiality
  • Prioritizing topics within the report
  • Identifying stakeholders the organization expects to use the report
3.6 Boundary of the report.
3.7 State any specific limitations on the scope or boundary of the report.
3.8 Basis for reporting on joint ventures, subsidiaries,leased facilities, outsourced operations, and other entities that can significantly affect comparability from period to period and/or between organizations.
3.9 Data measurement techniques and the bases of calculations, including assumptions and techniques underlying estimations applied to the compilation of the Indicators and other information in the report.
3.10 Explanation of the effect of any re-statements of information provided in earlier reports, and the reasons for such re-statement.
3.11 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope, boundary, or measurement methods applied in the report.
GRI Index
3.12 Table identifying the location of the Standard Disclosures in the report (this table)
3.13 Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, explain the scope and basis of any external assurance provided. Also explain the relationship between the reporting organization and the assurance provider(s)

4Governance, Commitments,and Engagement
4.1 Governance structure of the organization, including committees under the highest governance body responsible for specific tasks, such as setting strategy or organizational oversight.
4.2 Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer (and, if so, their function within the organizations management and the reasons for this arrangement)
4.3 For organizations that have a unitary board structure, state the number of members of the highest governance body that are independent and/or non-executive members.
4.4 Mechanisms for shareholders and employees to provide recommendations or direction to the highest governance body.
4.5 Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers, and executives (including departure arrangements), and the organizations performance (including social and environmental performance)
4.6 Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided. 2013 Corporate Governance Report, p. 41-44
4.7 Process for determining the composition, qualifications, and expertise of the members of the highest governance body and its committees, including any consideration of gender and other indicators of diversity. 2013 Corporate Governance Report, p. 23-21
4.8 Internally developed statements of mission or values, codes of conduct, and principles relevant to economic, environmental, and social performance and the status of their implementation.
4.9 Procedures of the highest governance body for overseeing the organizations identification and management of economic, environmental, and social performance, including relevant risks and opportunities, and adherence or compliance with internationally agreed standards, codes of conduct, and principles. p. 147-149
4.10 Processes for evaluating the highest governance bodys own performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental, and social performance. p. 23-31
Commitment to external initiatives
4.11 Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization. p. 147-149
4.12 Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses.
4.13 Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and/or national/international advocacy organizations in which the organization:
  • Has positions in governance bodies.
  • Participates in projects or committee
  • Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues
  • Views membership as strategic.
Stakeholders participation
4.14 List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.
4.15 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.
4.16 Approaches to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group.
4.17 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting.
Performance Indicators
GRI Indicator  Scope Assurance
Economic Dimension
Economic Performance
EC1   Direct economic value generated and distributed, distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments  Ferrovial  V
EC2   Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organizations activities due to climate change and other sustainability issues.  Ferrovial  V (1)
EC3   Coverage of the organizations defined benefit plan obligations. 2013 Consolidated Annual Accounts. Notes 16 and 29.4  Ferrovial  V
EC4   Significant financial assistance received from government. 2013 Consolidated Annual Accounts. Note 19  Ferrovial  V
Market Presence
EC6   Policy, practices, and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers at significant locations of operation  Ferrovial  V (2)
EC7   Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at locations of significant operation  Ferrovial  V (3)
Indirect Economic Impacts
EC8   Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, Inkind, or pro bono engagement  Ferrovial  V
Enviromental Dimension
EN1   Materials used by weight or volume.  See note (4)  V (4)
EN2   Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials. Ferrovial  V (5)
EN3   Direct energy consumption by primary energy source.  Ferrovial  V (6)
EN4   Indirect energy consumption by primary energy source.  Ferrovial  V (6) (7)
 CRE1   Building energy intensity.
Not applicable. This indicator is related to real estate which is not a significant activity for Ferrovial.
 Ferrovial  NV
 EN5   Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements.  Ferrovial  V (8) (9)
 EN6   Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives.  Ferrovial  V (1)
EN8   Total water withdrawal by source.  Ferrovial (except for Budimex)  V (9) (10)
 CRE2   Building water intensity.
Not applicable. This indicator is related to real estate which is not a significant activity for Ferrovial.
 Ferrovial  NV
EN11   Location and size of land owned, leased,managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.  Ferrovial  V
EN12   Description of significant impacts of activities,products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.  Ferrovial  V
Emissions, Effluents, and Waste
EN16   Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.  Ferrovial  V (6) (9) (11)
EN17   Other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight.  See pages  V (6) (12)
 CRE3   Greenhouse gas emissions intensity from buildings.
Not applicable. This indicator is related to real estate which is not a significant activity for Ferrovial.
 Ferrovial  NV
 CRE4   Greenhouse gas emissions intensity from new construction and redevelopment activity.
Not applicable. This indicator is related to real estate which is not a significant activity for Ferrovial.
 Ferrovial  NV
 EN18   Initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reductions achieved.  Ferrovial  V (9)
EN19   Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight.  Corporation  V
EN20   NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight.  Ferrovial  V (12) (13)
EN21   Total water discharge by quality and destination.  Ferrovial  V (14)
EN22   Total weight of waste by type and disposal method.  Ferrovial  V (9) (12) (15)
EN23   Total number and volume of significant spills.  Ferrovial  V (16)
Land degradation, contamination and remediation
 CRE5   Land and other assets remediated and in need of remediation for the existing or intended land use according to applicable legal designations. Not reported.  Ferrovial NV 
Aspect: Products and services
EN26   Initiatives to enhance efficiency and mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation.  Ferrovial  V (1)
EN27   Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category.
Ferrovial's activity does not include the production of goods for sale with packaging materials.
 Ferrovial  V
Aspect: Compliance
EN28   Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non regulations. 2013 Consolidated Annual Accounts. Note 22.  Ferrovial  V
Social: Labor Practices and Decent work
LA1   Total workforce by employment type, employment contract, and region, broken down by gender.  Ferrovial  V (3)
LA2   Total number and rate of employee turnover by age group, gender, and region.  Ferrovial  V (17)
 LA15   Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender.
Ferrovial does not consider this as a risk aspect since the countries where the company operates have protectionist legislation on this matter and, thereby, this information is not managed specifically.
 Ferrovial  NV
Company/Employee relations
LA4   Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements  Ferrovial   V
LA5   Minimum notice period(s) regarding operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements.
Ferrovial fulfills stablished periods of notice included in the employement regulations or in collective agreements applicable to each business. Minimum stablished periods of notice have not been defined at corporate level.
 Ferrovial  V
Health and Safety
LA7   Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work related fatalities by region and by gender  Ferrovial  V (3) (18)
 CRE6   Percentage of the organization operating in verified compliance with an internationally recognized health and safety management system  Ferrovial  V (3)
LA8   Education, training, counseling, prevention, and risk-control programs in place to assist workforce members, their families, or community members regarding serious diseases.
In 2013, this kind of programs were not developped.
 Ferrovial  V
Training and Education
LA10   Average hours of training per year per employee divided by employee's category.  Ferrovial   V (19)
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
LA13   Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity.  Ferrovial  V (20)
LA14   Ratio of basic salary and remuneration of women to men by employee category, by significant locations of operation.  Ferrovial  V (21)
Social Dimension:Human Rights
Aspect: Investment and Procurement Practices
HR1   Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening.
In 2013, there were no investment agreements that include clauses incorporating human rights concerns.
 Ferrovial  V
HR2   Percentage of significant suppliers and contractors that have undergone screening on human rights and actions taken.  Ferrovial  V (1)
 HR3   Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained.  Ferrovial  V
HR4   Total number of incidents of discrimination and actions taken.  Ferrovial  V (22)
Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
HR5   Operations identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights.  Ferrovial  V
Child Labor
HR6   Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor.  Ferrovial  V
Forced and compulsory Labor
HR7   Operations identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor,and measures to contribute to the elimination of forced or compulsory labor.  Ferrovial  V
 HR10   Percentage and total number of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews and/or impact assessments.
Ferrovial has not undertaken specific reviews to assess human rights impacts, as no operations with human rights compliance related risk were identified.
 Ferrovial  V
 HR11   Number of grievances related to human rights filed, addressed and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms.  Ferrovial  V (22)
Social Dimension: Society
SO1   Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs.  Ferrovial V (1) 
 SO9   Operations with significant potential or actual negative and positive impacts on local communities.  Ferrovial  V
 SO10   Prevention and mitigation measures implemented in operations with significant potential or actual negative impacts on local communities.  Ferrovial  V
 CRE7   Number of persons voluntarily and involuntarily displaced and/or resettled by development, broken down by project.
In 2013, no operations with this kind of impacts in local communities were identified.
 Ferrovial  V
SO2   Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption.  Ferrovial  V (1)
SO3   Percentage of employees trained in organizations anti-corruption policies and procedures.  Ferrovial  V
SO4   Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption.  Ferrovial  V (21)
Public Policy
SO5   Public policy positions and participation in public policy development and lobbying.
Ferrovial actively participates in regulatory and legislative procedures in the countries where it operates, providing its experience and technical knowledge on regulated matters either directly or through associations to which they belong. This collaboration enables the company to anticipate, in some cases, the legislation and to be at the forefront of trends.
 Ferrovial  V
 SO6   Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians, and related institutions by country.
Any financial contribution to third parties must overcome all approval levels established by Ferrovial and the Code of Ethics principles, and it indicates that “Ferrovial prohibits the bribing of authorities and civil servants and forbids its employees from giving or accepting undue payments of any kind from third parties, including gifts, donations or favours that are outside market use or that, due to their value, characteristics or circumstances, could reasonably alter the nature of the commercial, administrative or professional relationships in which its companies are involved”.
 Ferrovial  V (1)
SO8   Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for noncompilance with laws and regulations.
2013 Consolidated Annual Accounts. Notes 17 and 22.1.
 Ferrovial  V
Social Dimension: Product Responsability
Customer Health and Safety
PR1   Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures.  Ferrovial  V (1)
Product and Service Labeling
PR3   Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements.  Ferrovial  V (1)
 CRE8   Type and number of sustainability certification, rating and labeling schemes for new construction, management, occupation and redevelopment.  Ferrovial  V
Marketing Communications
PR6   Programs for adherence to laws, standards, and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion, and sponsorship.
Ferrovial does not subscribe to any specific voluntary communication code or standards, but all the communication and advertising actions adhere to current law and regulations.
 Ferrovial  V
PR9   Monetary value of significant fines for noncompliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services.
2013 Consolidated Annual Accounts. Notes 17 and 22.1.
 Ferrovial  V

(1) Only qualitative information is provided.
(2) Locally-hired non-centralized suppliers are classified as local suppliers. Percentange of local suppliers is reported, but not the proportion of expending.
(3) No information about contractors and sub-contractors is included.
(4) Information about paper purchased by the group is reported (not including Webber, NTE and LBJ), and about the most relevant material consumed by Construction Division (concrete), Amey (asphalt) and Budimex (asphalt aggregate).
(5) Information about recycled paper, paper with FSC seal and paper bleached without chlorine is reported.
(6) 2013 data includes estimations according to the best available information at the time of preparing this report.
(7) For the calculation by primary sources, electricity losses due to the the distribution system have not been taken into account.
(8) Information about avoided emissions is reported.
(9) The review of this information has consisted of checking the gathering process of the data reported by the different companies of the group and the analysis of trends in comparison with the previous year.
(10) Only information regarding water withdrawal from municipal water supplies and water purchased from a third parties is reported. Main consumptions have been estimated on the basis of the water consumption average price.
(11) 2012 data has been re-calculated taking into account the best available information in 2013. This update has caused an increase of 7.6%.
(12) 2013 reported data include estimates according to the information available at the date of preparation of the Report depending on the specified scope.
(13) NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions data are those that correspond to direct energy consumption and electricity consumption.
(14) Only information regarding the treated flow with incidents in Cadagua water treatment plants is included.
(15) Not broken down by disposal method.
(16) Information about total volume of spills is not reported.
(17) Not broken down by region. The rate of new employee hires is not reported. The employee turnover refers only to the number of employees who voluntarily leave the organization.
(18) Not broken down by region or gender.
(19) Only information about global number of training hours, without breakdown, is reported.
(20) Not broken down by age group, minority group membership and other indicators of diversity.
(21) Only qualitative information about the existing policy is given.
(22) Information about complaints received through the Corporative Whistleblowing Channel in Spain is given.