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Ferrovial receives the Corporate Social Responsibility award from the FCM

Category: General / 10 July 2012

In what was the second year of the awards, Ferrovial received an award from the Fundación de Construcción y Madera, a foundation that is part of the Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) trade union, in the category of “Community Involvement”.

Jaime Aguirre, General Manager of HR at Ferrovial, received the award for Ferrovial. It recognises the company’s work in partnership with a significant number of organisations in the third sector on a variety of projects that are helping to create a fairer and more equal society, as well as contributing towards the achievement of the Millennium Goals, with specific practices for each of them.

Fundación Construcción y Madera has hosted its second awards ceremony for the most outstanding construction companies in business commitment to society. It was held during the summer courses of the Completense University in Madrid. Fernando Serrano, President of the FCM, congratulated the winners and highlighted the growing importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the business world.

Participants at the fourth day of the course on Corporate Social Responsibility

Jaime Aguirre also participated last week on the last day of the courses on CSR organised as part of the programme of summer courses at the Complutense University in Madrid, with a presentation entitled “Social work as a source of value”.

Among the others taking part were representatives of major Spanish construction companies and of the Spanish Federation for Construction, Wood and Similar Materials (FECOMA), who analysed the benefits of CSR for society.

In his presentation Jaime Aguirre highlighted the most important activities carried out by Ferrovial in the field of CSR. He insisted that “Social Responsibility cannot be opportunist; it has to form part of the business strategy itself.”

At the same time, he pointed out that this area generates a competitive advantage for organisations, and pointed out that currently an increasing number of investors take CSR into account. He also highlighted the importance of making workers in the sector aware of the need to comply with the law on occupational risk prevention.

With respect to Ferrovial’s policy of sending employees as volunteers to collaborate on welfare projects as part of its CSR, Jaime Aguirre drew attention to the awareness that exists in the company on these subjects, noting that in most cases more people volunteer than are needed for the projects.

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