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Waste Management

Environmental Performance

One of our priorities is to offer infrastructure and services that respond to global challenges, such as climate change, the energy crisis, and the loss of biodiversity, by offering our skills in these areas with the utmost environmental performance.

Environmental sustainability has always played a significant part for us, not only in terms of of responsibility or as a way to manage certain types of risks more efficiently, but also as a source of new ideas and business models.

We are committed to sustainable development by reporting indicators like CO2 emissions every year (see Carbon Footprint), water consumption, waste, and environmental sanctions. Furthermore, we set objectives for improving our environmental behavior, and we bolster our climate strategy by developing infrastructure and services for a “green” economy with low emissions.

Reducing the Environmental Impact

The considerable volume of earth moved for construction contracts has led us to set a reuse goal for minimizing the impacts associated with this activity.

Reusing earth at the construction site eliminates emissions that would otherwise be generated by transportation, in addition to promoting better landscape integration on-site.

We’ve set a land reuse goal of 80% in construction for 2020, using 2016 as the base year.

Reused Soil in Work Sites

2017 2018 2019
Topsoil reused (m³)1,458,280922,9362,894,515
Material sent to the landfill outside of the project’s scope (m3)5,287,068528,749762,077
Material reused on-site (m3)15,498,43914,336,34612,059,463
Material sent to another project or authorized fill (m3)5,368,7133,575,0205,932,290

Waste by Type and Disposal Method

201720182019
Total volume of materials reused at worksite (m3)15,498,43914,336,34612,059,463
Waste produced by construction and demolition (m³)1,439,7952,344,5041,466,767

Non Hazardous Waste

201720182019
Non-hazardous Waste disposed (Tn) 430,642450,707443,691

*Non-hazardous waste from 2017 and 2018 have been recalculated, excluding treated waste from cleaning and maintenance services provided by FB Serwis.

Waste disposedUnit2016  201720182019
A. Total waste  generatedmetric tonnes1,024,857894,059911,429892,990
B. Total waste used/recycled/soldmetric tonnes393,960463,417460,722449,299
TOTAL WASTE DISPOSED (A – B)metric tonnes627,897430,642450,707 443,691

Hazardous Waste

Unit2016  201720182019
Hazardous Waste Generatedmetric tonnes27,60227,94418,41937,973

* The 2019 data primarily includes leachates, sludge, contaminated (pre-existing) earth, and oils.

Highlighted Environmental Performances

Below, you can find the projects for which environmental actions have been or are being taken.

Our projects around the world

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Below you will find information about the projects in which we incorporate specific environmental measures to reduce the impact of climate change.

Sustainable Construction

Ecological Restoration

Energy Efficiency

Water

Water protection

Operational Efficiency

Biodiversity

Waste

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