The principles of sustainable development form the cornerstone of our daily actions. We are convinced that the future of our Group should be founded on the recognition of the existing interdependent relationship between economic growth and environmental and social improvement, both at local and global level. Above all, it should focus on the importance of people, the driving force behind our present and future growth.
Over the years, sustainable development has become an integral part of corporate strategy, being rolled out in programmes designed to provide the necessary tools for working in numerous and diversified environments, interpreting and meeting the expectations of institutions, clients, local communities, consumers and technical and operating counterparties with different histories and cultures.
Through the day to day work of our 35,000 colleagues around the world, we aspire to build infrastructural projects that act as a catalyst for growth in communities; respecting heritage and natural resources, human dignity and freedom. They should also contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of the communities in which we operate, create new employment and offer professional development and training opportunities.
We chose to reiterate our commitment to sustainable development by formally subscribing to the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest initiative for businesses committed to aligning operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles relating to human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.