” For the seventh consecutive year, Ferrovial is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)
” Noteworthy progress made in the management of human resources and community investment programs
Ferrovial has consolidated its position as one of the 300 most sustainable companies in the world, as confirmed by the latest report from the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (http://www.sustainability-index.com/).
For the seventh consecutive year, Ferrovial ranks amongst the leading companies, both in the European Index (DJSI STOXX), and the worldwide index (DJSI World). The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is the benchmark for companies committed to sustainability, with $6bn (4.1bn) invested.
In 2008, The Dow Jones Sustainability Index has reviewed 2,500 companies across the world, of which 320 have been included in the list. In Europe the index has analyzed 600 companies of which 162 have been selected.
Being included in this prestigious index requires each company to submit itself to analysis of its best practices, and of its ability to generate value over the long-term, based on 19 different criteria, organized in 3 dimensions: Economic, Social and Environmental.
In 2008, the company managed to improve its position with respect to previous years. Dow Jones Sustainability has highlighted Ferrovials progress in the Social dimension, in which the analysis takes into account aspects such as human resources management, talent management and retention, health & safety strategies and community investment. This recognition complements the positive results in the areas relating to the environment and corporate risk management, in which Ferrovial has been recognised as one of the best managed companies in the last few years.
The indices, published in Zurich (Switzerland), demonstrate the solidity of the companys sustainability strategy and its integration into the business activity of the group. The company has again showed its consistency, being the first Spanish company in its sector (Heavy Construction) which has figured in the index for 7 consecutive years.
Ferrovial is one of the strongest Spanish companies in this index, which began in 1999 and has become a worldwide benchmark for the companies committed to the criteria of sustainability.
In 2002, Ferrovial became the first Spanish construction company to enter the sustainability index. In this latest report, there are now 20 Spanish companies that have achieved this feat such as FCC, Criteria and Enagás. Ferrovial is also part of the FTSE4Good (http://www.ftse.com/), both in the UK and in Spain, and the European benchmark index for ethical investment, Ethibel (http://forumethibel.org/content/home.html).
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Cristina Moral Zarrabeitia