Sacyr performs its activities in a way so as to reduce the adverse environmental impacts of its operations.
This assumption is reflected in Sacyr’s Code of Conduct and in its Sustainability Framework Policy.
The group develops this commitment within its Quality, Environment and Energy Management Policy against Climate Change, in its Water Policy and in its Biodiversity Policy, which includes environmental protection and conservation assumptions in Sacyr's processes, such as the circular economy principles.
Sacyr 2021-2025’s new strategic plan extends our commitment to sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, situating it as one of the fundamental axes in Sacyr’s future vision, and which will be developed through Sacyr’s 2025 Sustainable Plan, with the specific procedures and objectives regarding each procedure. The environmental aspect will revolve around four axes: climate change, circular economy, biodiversity and sustainable cities.
In line with SDG 17 "Partnerships to achieve the Goal", partnership agreements were established with public and private players that share a vision and goals focused on people and the planet.
Sacyr is a member of several associations dedicated to promoting sustainable development.
- Forética (Climate Change Cluster)
- AEC - Asociación Española para la Calidad (Spanish Quality Association)
- Grupo Español de Crecimiento Verde (Spanish Green Growth Group)
- SEOPAN Comisión de Calidad y Comisión de Medio Ambiente (Quality and Environment Committee)
- Spanish Technological Roads Platform (PTC)
- Member of the Advisory Board for the certification of construction companies, made up of the Ministries of Justice, Environment and Development and representatives of construction companies
- Member of the AEN/CTN 198 “Sustainability in Construction” Committee
- Member of the BREEAM Certification Advisory Board
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CERTIFICATION
The Integrated Management System implemented in the business areas acts as an umbrella for the whole organisation. This System, has enabled us to establish a common framework, homogeneous and integrated, which groups together all certifications of each of the companies that form the Group. At present, it has over 164 certifications, in line with the internationally acknowledged standards.
In 2020, 76.20% of the activities performed by Sacyr are certified in line with the ISO 9001 standard and 75.23% with the ISO 14001 standard.
Furthermore, Sacyr is a licence holder of the Madrid Excellent quality brand since 2003, which recognizes us as a company committed to excellence, reflecting the Group’s commitment to innovation and ongoing improvement, the satisfaction of stakeholders and interested parties and an active contribution to economic, social and environmental development.
in more than 560,000 m2
in building construction
3,800,000 m2 in civil
SACYR IOHNIC’s lighting passed all assessment processes that prove that they comply with the EC marking, of European Conformity, as opposed to the RETILAP regulations in Colombia and the SEC approval in Chile. Accordingly, its innovating IOHNIC lighting system has begun to be marketed.
IOHNIC IS A SUSTAINABLE LIGHTING SYSTEM, WHICH GUARANTEES THE BALANCE BETWEEN, ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, WELL-BEING AND ECONOMIC GROWTH, DEVELOPED BY SACYR CONCESSIONS
SACYR HAS OBTAINED THE PRODUCT QUALITY GUARANTEE CERTIFICATE FOR COMPOST IN AUSTRALIA
SACYR INDUSTRIAL HAS CERTIFIED THE SUSTAINABILITY OF BIOFUELS PRODUCED ON THE BASIS OF OLIVE OIL INDUSTRY
SACYR HAS OBTAINED THE GSAS DESIGN AND BUILD CERTIFICATION
Sacyr’s quality, environmental and energy management policy include the precautionary principle, the application of which is embodied in its environmental management system.
Sacyr identifies and assesses the environmental risks and opportunities associated with its activities and related with the main environmental vectors: climate change, water, biodiversity, materials, waste and energy, suppliers.
In the case of opportunities, they are also assessed to decide those with respect to which it is necessary to act to benefit the organisation
Sacyr’s environmental expenditure and investments increased significantly in 2020 compared to 2019, by almost 30%
Furthermore, Sacyr pledges for local suppliers, reducing the transport differences and improving the economy of the local community. Accordingly, 36.18% of our suppliers are local.
This training allows Sacyr to count on a group of professionals capable of applying the most advanced knowledge and techniques when carrying out their various jobs, in addition to enhancing improvements to its environmental performance.
Sacyr considers CO2 management to be a priority action within its organisation, in order to contribute to a sustainable future.
Qualitative half-yearly analysis of the risks and opportunities related with climate change following the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Review and update of Sacyr’s Climate Change Policy
Presentation of the challenge “Measure and report the
carbon footprint” of the Sacyr iChallenges campaign to develop a tool to automate
Launch of the environmental sustainability training programme, with a special focus on climate change.
Disclosure of management and performance in the area of climate change –with reference to 2019– through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)organisation, score obtained: A-.
Registration of the carbon footprint at the Spanish Climate Change Office, obtaining the I CALCULATE and REDUCE stamp.
Commencement of works to define and validate the reduction objectives based on science of the Science Based Targets Initiative SBTi.
Holding of the mobility week implementing the Ciclogreen project.
Against Climate Change with a short-term , medium term  and long-term  strategy.
Joining of the Madrid challeng Flatten the curve to promote and support sustainable mobility among employees.
Offset of the emissions associated with the trips made by Sacyr’s executives.
Compliance with the climate action commitments in Catalonia.
Greenhouse gas emission reduction targets
A1+A2 base year: 2016
A1+A2 base year: 2016
This year commenced with the implementation of different initiatives to mitigate, adapt and raise awareness, all of which were encompassed within the lines of action identified in the climate change strategy.
“SACYR FOR THE CLIMATE – YOU FORM PART OF THE CHALLENGE”
The group’s employees lead the SACYR FOR THE CLIMATE YOU FORM PART OF THE CHALLENGE campaign, which promotes the search for experiences and innovative ideas to minimise the company’s environmental impact.
ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Sustainable mobility at Sacyr
Sacyr reinforces its climate strategy by boosting the transition towards urban sustainability mobility in its businesses, supported by four basic pillars: innovation, technology, awareness-raising and flexibility.
The trend in internal energy consumption over the last three years is shown in the following table:
INTERNAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION (GJ)
ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROCEDURES
Sacyr considers energy management to be one of its pillars in the sustainable development of the activities performed by it.
In 2020, the following energy efficiency initiatives, among others, were undertaken:
- Implementation of projects to improve energy efficiency at the facilities of customers with personalised advisory services, adapting their needs, for example, in energy management projects with regard to public lighting, buildings and municipal facilities and at hospitals.
- Inclusion of solar energy to substitute diesel fuel engines at ancillary construction work facilities.
- Substitution of classical lighting sources for LED lighting. Renewal of fleet with more efficient vehicles in service agreements.
Almudévar Reservoir Dam, Huesca, Spain
We implement energy saving measures in the UTE Embalse Almudévar construction project
Solar energy is economical, inexhaustible, relatively simple to install and maintain and, moreover, it is a clean silent energy source. Accordingly, photovoltaic panels have been placed to substitute motor-generators at:
- Lorryweighingfacilities,whichrepresentasavingof approximately 4,540 litres of fuel per year, avoiding 11.2 tCO2eq.
- Inlightingpylonsunderconstruction,anannual consumption per lighting pylon of 756 litres of fuel is estimated, avoiding 1.8 tCO2eq.
Sacyr Foundation volunteer programme
Sacyr participates in the programme “Payment for Environmental Services and Conservation Initiatives”
Sacyr participates in the construction of eco-efficient stoves and dendroenergetic allotments within the investment plan 1% of the Pedregal-Catambuco tranche of the Rumichaca-Pasto Project (Colombia).
Sacyr has obtained the
“I REDUCE” stamp from the Ministry for
Ecological Transition and
Sacyr undertakes to be carbon neutral before 2050.
Sacyr offsets emissions associated with executive trips in 2020
In this year, 850 tons of CO2 were offset, corresponding to emissions from trips made by the company’s executives, through the following projects:
- iSeed: project to reforest ecosystems with indigenous species planted with pregerminated seeds launched from drones.
- Chacayes VCS: project to generate renewable energy through a hydroelectric plant.