Quality, Environment and Energy efficiency policy and social and governance Policies

Quality, Environment and Energy efficiency policy

Cedinsa, a company dedicated to the construction and exploitation of infrastructures, carries out its activities based on commitment, corporate responsibility and compliance with the legal requirements that apply to it.

Aware of the importance it represents for society the preservation of the environment and the responsible use of available resources, Cedinsa has developed and implemented, at all levels and services of the company, its Environmental Management System, integrated with the Quality and Energy Efficiency of its services, based on the reference standards UNE-EN ISO 14.001-9.001-50.001.

The significant aspects of Cedinsa concerning to environmental pollution are:

  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Energy consumption
  • Water consumption and forest products (paper)
  • Waste production

Cedinsa is committed to promoting and invigorating the entire organization, the following principles on which the contribution to sustainable development is based, principles that must guide our actions to combine the development of our work in the management of the construction and exploitation of concessions with quality, care for the environment and efficient energy management.

  • Develope and promote a culture in which quality and respect for the environment are part of the basic pillar of the strategic direction of the company involving all staff.
  • Protect and conserve the environment, preventing pollution and promoting the optimization of natural resources, energy saving and the reduction of waste production.
  • Carry out the work of construction and exploitation of concessions, taking the necessary measures to cause the minimum environmental impact and establish management systems for environmental indicators, quality and energy efficiency to control processes and monitor the activities that are carried out in order to achieve the acquired commitments.
  • Direct the fight against climate change through the implementation of processes with lower emissions of greenhouse gases, and by promoting energy efficiency and the promotion of renewable energies. Consume resources with criteria of rationality, efficiency and savings.
  • Prevent pollution and protect the natural environment through responsible consumption management. Encourage the reuse of office supplies and properly manage waste generated.
  • Identify the risks and opportunities of our activities, promote innovation and the application of new technologies, as well as the generation of synergies between the different activities of Cedinsa. Support design to improve energy performance.
  • Intensify environmental considerations in the planning of our activities, acquisition of materials and equipment in order to improve the life cycle of products and services. Selection of services, equipment and elaboration of procedures so that they are energy efficient.
  • Comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements, as well as other requirements that the organization subscribes to related to stakeholders in the organization, environmental aspects, and the use and consumption of energy and energy efficiency.
  • Promote knowledge and application of our principles among employees and other stakeholders. Share our experience to promote alternative solutions to those currently consolidated, which contribute to the achievement of a sustainable environment.
  • Consider suppliers and contractors as part of the System, presenting the necessary collaboration as well as demanding special attention to all those activities related to the Management System.
  • Periodically review the Objectives and Milestones, while carrying out the review of the company’s management principles to achieve continuous improvement in quality and customer satisfaction, in energy and environmental performance, minimizing impacts negative effects of the group processes, while enhancing the positive impacts.
  • Train and sensitize staff. Make available to workers all the resources and means necessary and viable to comply with these principles, as well as regular information on the objectives set, promoting the participation of staff for their development and continuous improvement.
  • Cedinsa is committed to integrating biodiversity into the group’s environmental management systems, establishing objectives, indications and criteria for its control and monitoring, as well as promoting awareness of these actions and integrating the conservation of biological diversity in decision making.
  • Control the management of toxic substances, necessary to carry out the activity and work on the optimization of the management of hazardous waste.

 

This Policy is periodically reviewed by Management to ensure that it is disseminated to all staff and exposed to the public and available to any other interested party who requests it.

 

Social and Governance Policies

Cedinsa, a company dedicated to the construction and exploitation of infrastructures, carries out its activities based on commitment, corporate responsibility and compliance with the legal requirements that apply to it.

This document establishes the basic guidelines and lines of action in matters of Cedinsa’s corporate social responsibility, which make it possible to formalize and specify the SG concept within the organization. This policy must be applied to all activities of the organization, including the life cycle of the activity. The policy is complemented by current SG regulations.

The strategic axes considered as priority aspects in terms of social responsibility are:

  • Occupational safety and health: Cedinsa ensure that it is a safe workplace for its workers. To this, the facilities comply with the regulations on the prevention of occupational risks, and all people receive the necessary and adequate training in the field of Safety and Health.
  • At all times and in any situation, the company undertakes to carry out its activities related to the safety and health of users with the aim of zero accidents for users, through the continuous improvement of safety management. with the definition of specific objectives.
  • The company undertakes to analyze the impact of its activity on the safety and health of the community by studying the incidents and claims that may have occurred during its actions.
  • Employee Satisfaction: Cedinsa aims to be a workplace where people feel fulfilled and satisfied. To do this, staff satisfaction surveys are conducted periodically (minimum once a year).
  • Non-discrimination and equal treatment: Cedinsa undertakes not to discriminate based on sex, race, religion or any other type of personal distinction. All people should be treated equally.
  • Continuous training: Ensure continuous training for all employees, both at the level of occupational safety and health, and at the technical level of each of the jobs.
  • Compliance with the law: Obligation to comply with current labor legislation in all its aspects. And if necessary, with the collaboration of specialized companies. Dialogue, collaboration, and respect for people: Promote dialogue to resolve conflicts and drive improvements.
  • Contribution to the local community: Cedinsa as an entity serving the territory, wants to get involved in social causes that improve the lives of citizens. Through collaborations with entities in the third sector, either through contracting for the provision of services (i.e., foundations employing persons with disabilities), or through direct economic contribution to social causes.

The main strategic points relating to management are:

  • Good governance: development of a culture of the organization based on ethical principles, rejecting all forms of corruption. Knowledge by the entire organization of Code of Ethics and the principles that are defined in it.
  • Cedinsa’s mission, vision, and values: These three pillars, known to all employees, govern people’s behavior.
  • Transparency: All Cedinsa processes are governed by a principle of transparency, of recording actions, so that everything can be reviewable and evaluable.
  • Integrity: In Cedinsa the integrity of people is understood as the ability to act with responsibility, ethics and transparently.
  • Rejection of corruption and fraud: Application of internal fraud prevention procedures. Acceptance of gifts by third parties is prohibited when it is suspected that they may influence a decision that may favor this third party.
  • Conflict of interest: Employees should avoid situations that may lead to a conflict between personal and company interests. Employees should refrain from representing the company and intervene or influence decision-making in any situation in which they directly or indirectly have a personal interest.

All the areas and departments of the company participate directly and indirectly in the development of specific actions and their follow-up in accordance with their relationship in the material aspects of SG. The entire organization is involved in the correct development of the activity, in economic, environmental, social and good management aspects.

 

Barcelona, 25 May 2021

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