Integrated Sustainability report 2020

Integrated Sustainability report 2020

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Tree planting by local people Rutas del Este, Paraguay

Environmental value

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.

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To ensure success in the application of environmental policies and procedures, Sacyr joins synergies and has global teams, people with talent, experience and rigour, to attain maximum quality in each of its projects.

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
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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.

Sustainable certification
in more than 560,000 m2
in building construction
and over
3,800,000 m2 in civil
engineering works

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%

SUPPLY CHAIN
The relationship that Sacyr maintains with its suppliers, contractors and partnership companies is crucial to supply quality products and services to our customers, with a lower environmental impact and a greater benefit for the company and the rest of the interested parties.

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.
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
In line with our Strategic Plan, we are performing actions relating to sustainable development, climate change, the circular economy and natural capital.

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.
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
For Sacyr, knowing the satisfaction of our clients means knowing their perceptions as well as their needs and expectations. In 2020, the highest score in the last three years was obtained by our customers (4.35 out of 5).
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Climate Commitment

The #ForTheClimate Community includes Sacyr in its catalogue of the 101 Business Examples of #ForTheClimate Actions.

Sacyr considers CO2 management to be a priority action within its organisation, in order to contribute to a sustainable future.

Launch of the SACYR FOR THE CLIMATE- YOU FORM PART OF THE CHALLENGE campaign, to improve experiences and innovative ideas of employees to minimise the business climate footprint.

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 calculations.

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.

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).

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 [2025], medium term [2035] and long-term [2050] 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

Sacyr approves its
strategy against
Climate Change

2021

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SHORT TERM
A1+A2 base year: 2016 25%
SHORT TERM
25%

A1+A2 base year: 2016

2025

2035

MEDIUM TERM
A1+A2 base year: 2016 50%
MEDIUM TERM
50%

A1+A2 base year: 2016

2050

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LONG TERM
Carbon neutral 100%
LONG TERM
100%

Carbon neutral

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

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01 Governance
Through the Sustainability and Corporate Governance Committee, delegated by Sacyr’s Board of Directors, and the Sustainability Committee, the highest sustainability authorities meet quarterly and monthly, respectively, to deal with matters relating to the company’s management and performance addressing, among others, specific aspects associated with climate change.
02 STRATEGY
Sacyr analyses all the risks and opportunities identified by the TCFD, considering their impact on its businesses and the company’s resilience with regard to such risks.
03 RISK MANAGEMENT
Sacyr has a specific procedure to assess and manage environmental risks, which include those related with the climate.
04 METRICS AND OBJECTIVES
The organisation sets objectives for those key parameters closely linked to climate change. To assess its performance, the company monitors these parameters on an annual basis.

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.

ENERGY
CONSUMPTION

The trend in internal energy consumption over the last three years is shown in the following table:

INTERNAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION (GJ)

 201820192020
TOTAL SACYR11.431.288,1110.978.542,583.772.047,66

 

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.
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Sacyr extends the scope of ISO 50001 certification with activities such as waste collection, recycling centre management, cleaning of beaches, the cleaning of graffiti at Valoriza Medioambiente and at Sacyr Water, which has already been certified for the integral water cycle, the operation, maintenance and conservation of transport facilities and the handling of wastewater are included.

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
Demographic Challenge.

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.

Contribution to the 2030 Agenda

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E-WEB-Goal-01
  • Donation of gifts to children hospitalized at the Infanta Cristina Hospital in Parla and the Henares Hospital in Coslada. Spain.
  • Donation of gifts to Juventudes Hospitalarias of Parla. Spain.
  • Donation of gifts to children in situations of exclusion at Asociación Nazaret, Madrid. Spain.
  • Collaboration with the Spanish Red Cross to promote programs against social exclusion. Spain.
E-WEB-Goal-02
  • CAFESTORE. Preparation of more than 2,000 daily menus for three months, which were donated to a soup kitchen. Spain.
  • Food Collection Campaign with the Food Bank. +8,000kg in 2020.Spain.
  • Donation of food kits in the most disadvantaged areas of Peru, Mexico and Colombia, through the NGO Ayuda en Acción.
  • EDUCO School Lunch Grants Funding. Spain.
E-WEB-Goal-03
  • Donation of medical supply to the Madrid City Council and to residences of Plena Inclusion Spain with intellectual disabilities people.
  • Donation to the AECC for cancer research. And dissemination of talks and awareness-raising days for the prevention of breast cancer. Spain.
  • Protocol Certification of Sacyr Facilities, S.A. (and subsidiaries) with regard to COVID-19 infections and to manage work centres included in this scenario. Spain.
  • Collaboration with AESRT to publish a children’s story to raise awareness of the disease and help raise funds for the association. Spain.
E-WEB-Goal-04
  • STEM education days for students aged 16-25 years old. Spain.
  • Collaboration with EXIT Foundation to promote mentoring with minors and prevent them from dropping out of school. Spain.
  • Collaboration with Aldeas Infantiles SOS Chile, in the “School in your Village” program, for post-pandemic school reintegration.
  • Organisation of training sessions on biosecurity protocols to support the economic reactivation of 60 restaurants in Pasto, Colombia.
E-WEB-Goal-05
  • Approval in July 2020 by the Board of Directors of the Diversity and Inclusion Corporate Policy, which sets our strategy at a global level.
  • Corporate Protocol for prevention and action in cases of harassment and discriminatory acts.
  • Specific committee for the prevention of harassment, with members trained in the management of procedures derived from the protocol.
  • We monitor the salary gap between men and women, which does not exceed 6% in any of our professional categories.
  • We have an equal presence of men and women in our workforce. 42% of our employees are women.
E-WEB-Goal-06
  • In 2020, the use of recycled or reused water accounted for 21.74% of total water supply for own consumption, 17% on the previous year.
  • In June 2020, Sacyr’s Board of Directors approved the Water Policy, which defines and establishes the principles and criteria that govern the procedures in use and management of water.
  • Sacyr Water. Social fees and procedures for non-payment.
  • We avoided the consumption of 1,029,770m3 of drinking water, prioritising the use of recycled water. 25% water reused over of total consumption.
E-WEB-Goal-07
  • In 2020, domestic energy consumption was 3,772,047.66 GJ, 65% less than in 2019.
  • Sacyr has renewed its greenhouse gas verification under the ISO 14064-1 standard for the Construction area in Spain, as well as for Valoriza Medioambiente’s national waste treatment plant services and operations.
  • Sacyr’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
  • Renewal of the registration of its Carbon Footprint in the Registry of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Spain.
E-WEB-Goal-08
  • Development of the “ONBOARDING DIGITAL KM 0 - EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION” programme.
  • During 2020, Sacyr's headcount comprised 44,623 workers (in 2019 there were 43,467 people in Sacyr). This represents an increase of 2.7% over the previous year. Of this total workforce, 24,331 are men (22,609 in 2019) and 20,292 are women (20,8558 in 2019)
  • 90.08% of those interviewed for the Onboarding Digital Km 0 Programme are quite satisfied or very satisfied with their recruitment at Sacyr.
  • Workshops and employee training days have been organised, which have involved 328,294 hours of training.
E-WEB-Goal-09
  • Sacyr Innovation Awards
    3rd Edition of Sacyr iChallenges, aimed at solving challenges and needs of the company’s businesses.
  • Number of employees participating in projects: 261
    Number of projects under development: 44.
  • Group companies certified under UNE 166002:2014: 13 Investment in R&D+i:
    +€8 Million
    6.6% of Net Profit invested in innovation.
  • Campaign “You are part of the challenge. Sacyr for the Climate”: 130 employees, 10 countries, 241 proposals.
E-WEB-Goal-10
  • Training in equality and non-discrimination through the Week of People with Disabilities, on the occasion of the International Day of People with Disabilities (Dec. 3).
  • We promote the labor inclusion of people with different abilities, through collaboration with foundations and entities such as Capacis, Inserta, Incorpora, and A LA PAR. We have a presence at specialised employment trade fairs. In 2020, we hired 963 disabled employees.
  • We promote multicultural presence as a source of knowledge and talent. The company employs people of more than 86 nationalities and is present in more than 20 countries.
  • We have implemented specific programmes for each generation, according to their needs:
    - Sacyr Generation Senior.
    - Sacyr Builds Future.
E-WEB-Goal-11
  • SMART Guadalajara: application for the management of street cleaning and solid urban waste collection services in which the citizen plays a leading role.
  • Sacyr Engineering and Infraestructure has obtained the sustainable certification BREEAM in the promotion of Badalona H20 homes.
  • Kompas, the system developed by Dinami-K Ingeniería and implemented by Valoriza Medioambiente in the city of Huelva, enables oversight of city control teams and optimisation of traffic management.
  • Development of the Sigolis app by Valoriza Medioambiente, which enables trucks to collect industrial and urban solid waste (USW) in general, constantly geolocated, further automating the collection process.
E-WEB-Goal-12
  • Environmental and social impact assessment of 2,436 suppliers. 36% of our suppliers are local, promoting the growth of local economies.
  • Integration of the new lines of the Spanish Circular Economy Strategy.
  • Participation in the publication of “34 Green Economy Cases”, as part of the Spanish Green Growth Group (GECV).
  • Sacyr used 9,607,464.92 tonnes of recycled or reused materials in 2020, representing 55.84% of the total materials used.
  • Approval of Sacyr’s new Supply Chain Management Policy.
E-WEB-Goal-13
  • Launch of the “Sacyr for the Climate - You are part of the Challenge” campaign, with the aim of reducing the company’s climate footprint.
  • Launch of the environmental sustainability training programme, with a special focus on climate change.
  • Review and update of Sacyr’s Climate Change Policy. A- rating, through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), for performance in the area of climate change.
  • We obtained the “CALCULO” and “REDUZCO” seal from the Ministry for Ecological Transition for the 7.34% reduction in CO2 in the three-year period 2016-2018.
  • Offsetting of emissions associated with travel by Sacyr executives.
E-WEB-Goal-14
  • The company has just approved the Sacyr 2021-2025 Sustainable Plan, one of whose areas of action is the protection biodiversity, with a specific objective: to set biodiversity conservation objectives in all contracts.
  • Preparation of monitoring reports on the status of species.
  • Carrying out environmental education workshops, aimed at raising awareness and sensitization to preserve fauna and flora.
E-WEB-Goal-15
  • 6,898.36 Km2 of total surface area of areas protected by Operations Centres owned, leased or managed by the Group.

    Protection of more than 1,200 species.
  • In 2020, the most significant effects were the alteration/destruction of habitats, effects on animals and plants, and loss of plant cover. Measures adopted included maintenance of wildlife crossings, reforestation of felled species and the circulation of vehicles at moderate speeds.
  • In 2020, a total of 3.05 hectares of the total area affected by the development of our projects has been restored.
  • Volunteering in Spain
    - Asociación Reforesta: planting of trees and river cleaning.
E-WEB-Goal-16
  • Code of Conduct and its policies, Consulting and Whistleblower hotline and Regulatory Compliance and Crime Prevention Model.
  • Sacyr’s Board of Directors has 13 members at 31 December 2020: one executive director, five proprietary directors, six independent directors and one non-executive director.
  • Total compliance with Good Corporate Governance recommendations is 91.23%, up 20% year-on-year.
  • Certification in Corporate Social Responsibility according to SGE21.
E-WEB-Goal-17
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