1. Ferrovial
  2. Sustainability
  3. Environment
  4. Carbon Footprint

Reducing Emissions

All companies should focus on reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

Greenhouse gas emissions are seen at all levels of industry, not only in the production of goods and the implementation of services, but also in all the indirect activities needed to add value for the end client. With the goal of achieving a decarbonized economy, we follow a series of guidelines published in the 2030 Agenda to reduce emissions.

Measuring and Reducing Emissions

The first step to controlling and reducing CO2 emissions consists of measuring our carbon footprint. Since 2009, we have been auditing 100% of our greenhouse gas emissions and dividing them into two categories: those that come from our activity (Scope 1 and 2) and those that come from the value chain (Scope 3).

This division allows us to establish different objectives for each activity. Our greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction objectives for our operations (Scope 1 and 2) have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which is in line with science. Our objective for Scope 3 GHGs complies with SBTi criteria, in line with the best current practices.

2030 Plan

We have committed to reducing the emissions of Scopes 1 and 2 by 32% by 2030, using 2009 as our base year. This is equivalent to reducing emissions by 42.9% for every one million euros of revenue. We also undertake to reduce Scope 3 emissions by 20% by 2030, using 2012 as our base year.

Since 2009 we have reduced our Scope 1 and 2 absolute emissions by 25.35%, more than the established objective for 2022, which was 21.85%. This means we are complying with our our mission. In absolute terms, we have reduced our Scope 3 by 34.15%. According to our estimations, in 2022 we have prevented the emission of almost 764,682 tCO2e into the atmosphere. We will continue these valuable efforts that place us on the most prestigious sustainability indices year after year.

Emission evolution

BY BUSINESS2009 (base-year)202020212022
TOTAL without services171,537196,588173,562149,279
TOTAL  with Services424,536435,975399,387381,341

Learn More About Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Emissions 1 and 2
Emissions 3
Emissions biogenic CO2
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