Carbon Footprint

Since 2009, Ferrovial has measured 100% of greenhouse gas emissions from its activities around the world in order to reduce its carbon footprint.

Global targets have been set, by a 2030 horizon, recently verified by the Science Based Target initiative.

In 2018 scope 1 & 2 emissions have been reduced by 54% in terms of intensity  with respect to the base year. In absolute terms, emissions have been reduced by 14%, which reflects Ferrovial’s commitment to the roadmap established for the fulfillment of the established objectives

For a more detailed look at our climate strategy and information about our Carbon Footprint see the Carbon Footprint Inventory history.

Emissions avoided & compensated

Since 2009, and thanks to internal plans, scope 1 & 2 emissions have been reduced by 11,333,522 tCO2eq, a figure similar to the annual emissions of a city of 192,027 inhabitants. In 2018, the consumption of renewable electricity prevented the emission of 51,076 tCO2eq, and the emissions avoided thanks to the sorting and capturing of biogas in landfills amounted to 1,474,837 tCO2eq.

The emissions that could not be avoided during the activity carried out by the company, can be compensated with others methods. The compensation of CO2 emissions consists of the voluntary contribution of an economic amount, proportional to the tons of CO2 generated. Ferrovial in recent years the carried out a compensation of emissions from the use of corporate vehicles that are controlled by the company in collaboration with ECODES in the project “Conservation of Amazon in Mother of God in Peru “.

Carbon Neutral

Northeast Tarrant Transportation Summit

There is a growing demand to reduce transport emissions. In the US, Ferrovial operates the North Tarrant Express, the first carbon neutral highway given its dynamic management of traffic. This alternative eases traffic congestion on previously existing roads. The study carried out by the independent consultant compares two scenarios: the past situation (previously existing road) and the present situation (existing road plus NTE), and concludes that the new scenario generates fewer emissions overall.

Also Heathrow Airport is committed to being a Zero Carbon Airport by 2050.