FCC Construcción publishes its 2015-2016 Sustainability Report
The report highlights the significant actions in relation to the way of managing the company's human rights, employment standards, the environment and the fight against corruption throughout the 2015 financial year, and how these efforts and initiatives of the organisation help to achieve the SDGs.
The Report, drawn up in accordance with the "comprehensive" option of the GRI G4 Guidelines, was based on a materiality criterion and, therefore, although it deals with a wide range of issues to give an account of our performance regarding sustainability, focus is placed on issues that are important for the organisation and its main stakeholders.
FCC Construcción experienced major change in 2015. It was a year in which our company began a major transformation in the areas of operation, finance and governance, seeking to strengthen our ability to provide improved and more sustainable solutions to better respond to the wellbeing and development of people.
Internationalisation is an obstacle we must overcome by capitalising on the best human and technical resources, allowing us to embark on projects in any part of the world. With revenues of 1.993 billion euros in 2015, and with a stable presence in more than 15 countries, over 78% of our backlog is secured internationally. This situation means that developing our sustainability strategy around 17 global objectives is an important roadmap to follow in order to facilitate its implementation in the different business areas and alongside our stakeholders.
The Report gives an account of milestones including the active participation in working groups in relation to sustainable construction and innovation, restructuring in Spain, the commitment to training and the safety of our employees in the workplace. It also mentions the accolade of obtaining the "Equality in the Workplace" hallmark from the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality; renewing the FCC Construcción communication model by expanding its communication channels through different social network profiles; as well as extending the Environmental Management System certification to cover 97% of all company activities.
Lastly, the high number of case studies outlined in the publication is worthy of mention. They highlight the company's actions and commitments related to communication, training, development of local economies, and the Environment, Human Resources or Innovation in the different countries where we operate.
One year has passed since the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was launched on 25 September 2015 when worldwide leaders agreed on a set of global objectives to achieve sustainable development.
This global action plan entails a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 specific targets which address the most pressing challenges to be faced by people and the planet in the next 15 years. It is also important to mention that it not only seeks to end extreme poverty and hunger, guarantee health, education, water and sanitation or economic development, but does so from a comprehensive and universal approach, balancing the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.