Ferrovial - Annual Report 2010

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The environment is part of Ferrovial’s DNA. Ferrovial is committed to sustainable development and has set targets for improving its environmental performance and strengthening its climate-change strategy by developing technologies, transport infrastructures and public services that are prepared for a low-carbon economy.

Environment 201020092008Var 10-09Scope
Direct and indirect emissions of greenhouse gases (CO2 equ t) (Scope 1 + Scope 2)(1) 1,906,089 1,961,552 NA -3% 100%
Indirect emissions of greenhouse gases (CO2 equ t) (Scope 3)(2) 10,250 9,102 NA 13% 9%
Direct emissions of greenhouse gases avoided by biogas capture (CO2 equ. t) (3)  631,681 520,075 526,302 21% 100%
Greenhouse gas emissions avoided by sorting (CO2 equ t) 382,440 342,061 361,105 12% 100%
Amount of electricity generated from biogas recovery (GJ) 361,593 308,959 321,464 17% 100%
Amount of thermal energy generated from biogas recovery (GJ) 102,568 146,666 118,168 -30% 100%
Amount of electricity produced though cogeneration in hazardous waste incineration (GJ) 68,216 66,290 66,082 3% 100%
Reduction of waste sent to landfill (m3) 4,830,891 10,780,876 12,557,018 -55% 100%
Recovery in sorting plants (t) 894,127 859,392 880,427 4% 100%
(1) Information regarding year 2009 is different to that published in the Annual Report 2009 because of the updated consumption figures and the disinvestment in Swissport.
(2) Only the data related to Amey are included.
(3) The information is for Spain and Portugal. Data from previous years that were not part of a 100% perimeter have been modified.

Risks and opportunities of Climate Change

Risks and opportunities of Climate Change

Valentín Alfaya, Ferrovial Director of Environment, analyzes the 2010 milestones, such as the consolidation of the climate change strategy or the Ferrovial 2015-2020 project, which examines the risks and opportunities of Climate Change. In 2011, the Company will announce a commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.


  • Reduce the environmental impact of activities, maintain a preventive pro-environment approach, and cut the Group's global carbon footprint.

Lines of Action

  • Promote the implementation of standardized environmental management systems in Ferrovial’s various lines of business, focusing primarily on the management of the environmental risks in the company's activities.
  • Research and development of models for the restoration of large-scale housing projects and urban renewal.
  • Research and development of more sustainable mobility models.
  • Anticipate and adapt early to regulatory changes relating to environmental issues.

2010 Milestones

  • Extension of Ferrovial’s strategic positioning on climate change (“Ferrovial 2015” project) into the 2015 and 2020 time horizon.
  • Revision of the carbon reduction commitment (CRC) scheme in the UK.
  • Development of Personal Mobility Plan.
  • Extension of the energy efficiency program in buildings.
  • New corporate web on quality, the environment and sustainability.
  • Ferrovial is included in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) as a European leader in the sector.
  • 3% reduction in CO2 emissions at Heathrow Airport on 2009 figures.

2011 Goals

  • Evaluate the size of Ferrovial's carbon footprint and identify emission sources with possibility of reduction.
  • Extend the carbon footprint applications within Scope 3.
  • Extend the mobility plan to other corporate headquarters.

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In agreement with:
  • Dow Jones Sustainabiliy Indexes
  • LBG Spain
  • Ethibel
  • FTSE4Good
  • The Global Compact
  • Distinction of Equality
  • Triodos Bank
  • Carbon disclosure project

This is an electronic version of the 2010 Annual Report prepared by Ferrovial S.A. for its stakeholders, which aims to be complete and accurate. The contents of this version can be checked by referring to the print version. A copy of the print version in PDF format is available to download on this web page