Integrated Sustainability report 2020

Integrated Sustainability report 2020

At Sacyr we have a firm commitment to diversity. Our teams are made up of people from different backgrounds, cultures and origins. Sacyr recognises the value of diversity in its teams.

Our company also pledges for a culture of Inclusion, creating an employment environment in which each person can achieve their objectives and evolve. We are committed to creating work environments in which all our professionals are responsible for treating others with maximum respect.

Sacyr is built on
a diverse and
inclusive workforce

Objectives Met


inclusion of the disabled.


inclusive vision of sexual diversity and gender identity.

Social and
cultural diversity

living in harmony of different cultures and the inclusion of groups at risk of social exclusion.


convergence of people of different ages and competences.


Functional Diversity
  • We promote the employment inclusion of people with disabilities, through collaboration with foundations and entities such as Capacis, Inserta, Incorpora, A LA PAR and by being present at specialised job fairs.
  • We promote integral development, autonomy and independence, equal opportunities and the rights of people with disabilities.
  • Awareness-raising through campaigns aimed at social awareness with respect to the s tandardisation and inclusion of this group. As a result of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), in 2020 Sacyr held a disabled persons week, with the diffusion of different actions to visualise our progress and commitment with the employment inclusion of this group.
Gender Diversity
  • We have a balanced presence of women and men in our workforce. 42% of our staff are women. In 2016, the Board of Directors approved a policy for the selection of candidates for directors. By 2020, the number of female directors will represent 21% of the total number of members of the Board of Directors.
  • Sacyr is aware of the importance of balanced participation of women and men in the company’s governance bodies, and to that end, in 2016, the Board of Directors approved a director selection policy. In 2020, more than 23% of the Board of Directors was formed by female directors.
  • We have incorporated the gender perspective in all Human Resources processes.
  • We monitor the gender pay gap, which does not exceed 6% in any of our professional categories. We encourage women to choose STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers through various initiatives.
  • We promote work-life balance through more than 90 measures. Among the most outstanding are:
    • Corporate Flex Working Policy.
    • Sacyr Concilia:
      • No School Day: On non-teaching but working days, activities are organised for the children of our staff.
      • Facilitating childcare options: Agreements are in place with various nurseries and educational centres.
      • Design of the working calendar according to the school calendar.
  • We have a Guide to family reconciliation leave available to our staff.
  • Sacyr is aware that co-responsibility plays an important role in equal opportunities. For this reason, we continue to make progress towards a model of a society of shared roles, through awareness-raising days on the occasion of International Women's Day (8 March) and Family Day (15 May), as well as the National Day in Spain for reconciliation and co-responsibility (23 March).
  • We provide training in equal treatment and opportunities, which we have incorporated into the Km0 Onboarding Programme.
  • We share our good practices by joining the Global Compact initiative Target Gender Equality, which is a programme to identify strengths and areas for improvement.

We encourage a
attitude to continue
to make progress in a
shared roles society model

Social and Cultural Diversity
  • We promote multicultural presence as a source of knowledge and talent. People of more than 86 nationalities work in the Company and we are present in more than 25 countries, which we value in the different projects we undertake and celebrate on the occasion of the International Day of Cultural Diversity (21 May).
  • We foster the inclusion of groups at risk of social exclusion through different initiatives.
    • Alliances with the Integra Foundation, the Incorpora Programme of the La Caixa Foundation, and the "Companies free of gender violence" Agreement with the Ministry of Equality, through which we have incorporated 136 people.
    • Training and awareness-raising days on the occasion of the International Day against Gender Violence (25 November).
Generational Diversity
  • We perform a workforce analysis by generation for an optimum harmonious work environment and the employment integration of the different generations.
  • We have implemented specific programmes for each generation, according to their needs:
    • Sacyr Generation Senior.
    • Sacyr Builds Future.


  • In 2019, we obtained FRE (Family Responsible Company) recognition, in force until 2020, Granted by the MasFamilia, for our new socio-employment and business culture, based on flexibility, respect and commitment to achieve a work-life-family balance of our employees.
  • Finalists in the 2020 XIV National Alares Prizes for a work-life balance, for our Flex Working Corporate Policy.
  • Recognised as one of the 30 companies most committed to diversity, in the annual VariableD'21 Report by Intrama (Human Resources Consultancy, a benchmark in this area).
  • Thomson Reuters recognises Sacyr as a diverse and inclusive company, placing us among the top 100 firms in the world in the Diversity and Inclusion Index. Finalists in the 3rd Generation Awards (Generation & Talent Observatory), with the "Sacyr Builds the Future".

Contribution to the 2030 Agenda

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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