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Ferrovial - Integrated annual report 2013 / Opportunities

Ferrovial’s Code of Business Ethics states that all employees shall be given equal opportunity to advance their professional career based on the principle of merit.

Ferrovial’s commitment to equal rights is evident in the following milestones:

  • The Gender Equality Award for Companies has been awarded to Ferrovial S.A. It is valid until 2016.
  • The company’s Equality Plan, signed with the highestlevel labor union organizations in the company’s sectors and with a five-year validity period, establishes 17 measures which have been implemented since its approval. These measures include those contained in the Concilia Plan, such as the extension of maternity leave by two weeks more than established in Spanish Law, flexible working hours, and special leave tailored to employee needs.
  • Regular Meetings held by the Committees that monitor the Equality Plans of companies subject to those plans, i.e. Services, Construction and Corporation.
  • The proportion of women in the company is 28.2%. Women account for 14% of executives. A chart showing the breakdown of gender by business is attached.
  • Female membership of Ferrovial’s governing bodies (the Board of Directors, Management Committees and Corporate Division Directors) represents 12% of the total.
  • Ferrovial and the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality signed a Partnership Agreement in order to work toward achieving a balanced number of men and women in senior positions of responsibility. The agreement includes 10 firm commitments to be implemented by 2017.


 Workforce at close of the year by businessPercentage of workforce by businessPercentage of women
Corporate 340 0.51% 41.8%
Construction 12,066 18.26% 12.5%
Toll Roads 916 1.39% 32.1%
Airports 30 0.05 33.3%
Services  52,705 79.75% 31.7%
Real Estate 31 0.05% 35.5%
Total 66,088 100.00% 28.2%