Ferrovial has been recognised by the Cinco Días Awards for Business Innovation with the award for the best Corporate Social Responsibility project for its Social Infrastructure Programme. The ceremony, held at CaixaForum in Madrid, was attended by Íñigo Meirás, CEO of Ferrovial, who received the award, accompanied by Juan Francisco Polo, Communications and CR Manager.
The jury described the programme as a major project designed to facilitate access to basic needs, such as water. It also praised Ferrovial’s work since the launch of the programme in 2011, for the improvement and expansion of the coverage and access to potable water for human consumption and basic sanitation amongst socially-vulnerable risk groups in Africa and Latin America. In addition, it highlighted the establishment, within the company, of corporate volunteerism, which ensures the message is conveyed to both society and the company itself.
Sistemas Genómicos was also recognised at this event, which is a firm committed to genetic and molecular research, as well as Torusware, a spin-off of the University of A Coruña. The former will receive the award for the most innovative business project in the field of new technologies for the GeneProfile and GeneSGKit, which are capable of diagnosing diseases that were previously impossible to classify; and the latter will be recognised for its efforts in developing technology that enables faster browsing with the award for the most innovative entrepreneurial action linked to the University.
Social Infrastructure Programme
Through this initiative, the company offers funds, technical support, technology and support via experts in project implementation, which means that the company is involved in a strategic social action programme.
Currently, the programme that was launched in 2011, has 10 projects in Tanzania, Peru, Ethiopia, Mexico, Colombia and Haiti, which have benefited more than 100,000 people.