Integrated report 2019
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Governance in the context of corporate social responsibility

GRI: [ 102-18 ]

The CSR Strategy for 2016-2020 constitutes the basis for our long-term actions in the field of corporate social responsibility. Its assumptions are publicly available. It is rooted both in the Mission[1] of Budimex referring to sustainable development and in the key business policies of the Ferrovial Group.

We have identified eight key areas of social responsibility in our strategy:

  • improvement of occupational health and safety standards,
  • reduction of environmental impact,
  • being a neighbour, guest and partner for local communities,
  • elimination of a risk of unethical behaviours,
  • development of unique competencies and friendly working environment,
  • assurance of the top quality of performance,
  • support for the culture of innovations,
  • provision of surveillance mechanisms for social and environmental results of activities.

We assigned specific objectives, measures and values to each of those areas. Every year, we publicly review their implementation.

The directions of the aforementioned strategies are consistent with the policies adopted in the Ferrovial Group. These policies apply in all cases to all companies of this capital group, i.e. all companies of Budimex Group. The policies apply also to all employees, including the management personnel. From the point of view of the area of social responsibility, the key policy is constituted by the Principles of the Company’s Responsibility Policy. It draws on the UN Global Compact principles. Particular significant areas of responsibility are reflected in other group policies. They regulate such areas as environmental impact, anti-corruption, or protection of human rights.

The CSR Committee is responsible for a comprehensive approach to strategic management of corporate social responsibility. It consists of representatives of the Management Board and of selected organisational units. It is chaired by the President of the Management Board. The Committee meets regularly, at least four times a year. It delivers its opinions, approves and settles the accomplishment of CSR goals.

On the other hand, when it comes to day-to-day management, its efficiency at operational level is ensured by certified management systems governing quality, occupational health and safety and environmental protection. In the case of Budimex, which is at the forefront of our capital group, the Integrated Management System consists of the quality management system according to ISO 9001:2015, environmental management system according to ISO 14001:2015, occupational health and safety management system – compliant with PN-N-18001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007, information safety management system according to ISO/IEC 27001:2013, quality management system according to AQAP 2110:2016, power management system according to ISO 50001:2011, management system for codes of conduct related to customer satisfaction according to ISO 10001:2007, IT service quality management system according to ISO 20000-1:2011, welding-related quality system according to PN-EN ISO 3834-2:2007. Budimex has its NATO Commercial and Government Entity Code (NCAGE) number 1836H – granted to entities whose activities are related to the range of defence products or provision of defence services. Additionally, the Integrated Management System takes into account the guidelines for corporate social responsibility management specified in the PN-ISO 26000:2012 standard.

In our other companies, Mostostal Kraków owns the certified management systems. The production, assembly and repair process is covered by the Quality Management System according to the Integrated Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2015 – quality management system, ISO 14001:2015 – environmental management system, PN-N-18001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007 – occupational health and safety management system). This company has also a number of other certificates confirming e.g. bridge, welding qualifications or qualifications of the Office of Technical Inspection (UDT). FBSerwis Wrocław has implemented a quality and environmental management system according to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.

[1] Mission: “We carry out construction investments and services for sustainable development of the economy and society with respect for natural environment, ethical principles, care for customer satisfaction and user comfort. We achieve it through professionalism, passion for creation, high effectiveness, as well as partner relations with suppliers and subcontractors.”