Ferrovial has been included in the Dow Jones Europe and World sustainability indices (DJSI
) for the eleventh consecutive year. In its annual review, SAM
(Sustainable Asset Management), which assesses companies' sustainability, gave Ferrovial 83 points out of 100, i.e. 27 points higher than the industry average and 2 points more than in 2011
Inclusion in the index for the eleventh consecutive year is a recognition of the soundness of Ferrovial's sustainability strategy and accredits the company's development of advanced practices in the three dimensions of corporate responsibility: economic, environmental and social.
In the economic dimension, Ferrovial stands out for its risk management and corporate governance. The index also analyses aspects of management relating to customers, privacy, codes of conduct, principles to combat corruption & bribery, and antitrust policy.
The company's score in the environmental dimension was higher than in 2011, having improved in almost all aspects. Specifically, it scored highly in the areas of construction materials and transport & logistics. These results place the company well above the industry average in this area.
In the social dimension, Ferrovial scored highly in workplace health and safety, a very important area for the industry in which it operates.
Ferrovial in the DJSI
The company was included in the DJSI for the first time in 2002, when it was the only Spanish company in its industry to be included. Ferrovial signed the Global Compact
that same year; it was one of the first Spanish companies to do so. In 2005, the company continued to develop its Corporate Responsibility strategy and was chosen for the prestigious FTSE4Good
Dow Jones Sustainability Index
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index has become one of the world's leading benchmarks for sustainable companies since its creation in 1999. Of the universe of approximately 2,500 companies in the Dow Jones Global Index, only about 10% qualify for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, based on an exhaustive analysis performed by SAM.