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Ferrovial - Integrated annual report 2013 / Human rights


  • Respect, protection and promotion of Human Rights.

Lines of action

  • Improve working conditions to ensure equal opportunities and non-discrimination among employees.
  • Ensure that its companies are not complicit in the violation of Human Rights (Global Compact).

2013 Milestones

  • Continuing with the Code of Ethics course for all structural personnel in Spain.
  • Participation in forums and dialogs on the implementation of Human Rights in the company.

2014 Goals

  • Support the National Plan for Business and Human Rights.
  • Formalize the Human Rights policy.
  • Launch the Volunteer Plan.

Ferrovial’s Code of Ethics states that “All actions undertaken by the company and its employees shall scrupulously respect the Human Rights and Civil Liberties enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, Ferrovial is committed to supporting and respecting the protection of fundamental, internationally recognized Human Rights and ensuring that its companies are not complicit in their violation. This commitment also includes the basic labor rights and principles set out in the Declaration of the International Labor Organization (ILO): freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining, the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor, the effective abolition of child labor, and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

Worth highlighting is the new National Plan for Business and Human Rights, which came into force in 2014, valid for five years, in which Ferrovial is going to take part to strengthen its commitment in this area. The plan establishes a set of measures, policies, processes and controls regarding Human Rights that companies will have to put in place.