Ferrovial Services has recently created a Circular Economy working group, which brings together Ferrovial Agroman’s R&D+i Directorate and its own Centre of Excellence for Environment.
The aim of the working group is to identify and promote opportunities for transforming waste produced and managed by the two divisions into raw materials or secondary fuels, which can subsequently be used in other works and infrastructures designed, built and operated by Ferrovial. Diverting from the traditional approach of manufacture-consumption-landfill, the circular economy looks to stay within our planet’s natural limits by increasing the proportion of recycled materials and resources used within production cycles, whilst at the same time using fewer virgin raw materials and primary fuels and reducing emissions, water and soil pollution, and resource depletion. Ferrovial’s diverse business portfolio and its international profile mean that this new concept is an opportunity for providing unique solutions to clients and markets. Although not a new concept for the company (many of its projects already use products and materials made from waste), this initiative seeks to go a step further by incorporating waste created or managed by Ferrovial into building projects and services delivered by the company itself. Ferrovial Services’ Centre of Excellence for Environment offers full technical support during the entire life cycle of our natural assets, from the initial study to design adaptation, tendering, supervision during construction and continued support, in addition to investigation and development of management solutions for waste treatment and valuation. For Ferrovial Agroman’s R&D department, research into new environmentally sustainable products and processes is one of its strategic objectives, with the purpose of delivering innovative projects and a decrease in the environmental impact of its activities. Find out more about the Centre of Excellence for Environment