Environmental indicator

The Environmental Performance Index is an important tool in environmental management since it allows rapid detection of environmental performance that can be improved and gives the company flexibility when it comes to dealing with these situations.  Personnel from the Ferrovial Quality and Environmental Department and the Juan Carlos I University in Madrid have been directly involved in the design of this EPI. To endorse the direct relationship between the result obtained and the company's environmental performance, validation has been obtained from the UNESCO Chair in Environment.

Evolution of the Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

In 2007, the environmental performance of the Ferrovial construction business remained stable at a good/excellent level as is shown in the evolution of the environmental performance index (EPI). The index takes the following into account:

  • The environmental impact of activity at production sites.

  • Establishment of quantified environmental objectives (related mainly to project eco-efficiency) and their degree of achievement.

  • Compliance with the applicable environmental legislation and the amount of administrative penalties imposed.

During most of the year, the EPI showed good performance as a result of a general improvement in waste management as well as increase both in the number of production centres with objectives and objectives per centre. The number of centres with environmental objectives rose from 63.30% to 77.7% in 2007.

 Environmental Objectives

The environmental performance indicators in the business areas have maintained a positive evolution: key management aspects, such as efficient use of resources or minimising waste generation, show the tendency towards more eco-efficient management.

The monthly historical evolution of the EPI can be viewed at Environment site of Ferrovial.