Global Compact Principles

  1. Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.

  2. Make sure they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

  3. Uphold freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.

  4. Support the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.

  5. Support the effective abolition of child labour.

  6. Support the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.

  7. Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.

  8. Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.

  9. Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

  10. Work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery.

Global Compact

In 2007, Ferrovial's Board of Director's assumed the principles of the United Nations Global Compact as one of the pillars of its corporate responsibility policy in all the Ferrovial companies in the 43 countries where it operates.

This decision means that all Ferrovial concessions and companies must individually undertake to fulfill the 10 principles of the Global Compact.

To make this decision effective, Ferrovial is preparing a programme to evaluate compliance with these principles in all its operations worldwide in 2008. This diagnosis will be the basis for specific actions plans devised to achieve full compliance with this commitment by 2010.

Ferrovial assumed the principles of the Global Compact in 2002. The Company sends a special annual progress report to the United Nations on progress achieved in complying with these principles. The Board of Directors also ratified the company's commitment to Global Compact principles.

Ferrovial actively participates in promoting these principles as a Board Member of the Spanish Global Compact Association (ASEPAM) through a number of different forums and meetings.

In 2007, Ferrovial was represented at the Global Compact Forum in Latin America and the Global Summit in Geneva with the Secretary General of the United Nations.