Environmental Performance

Ferrovial has as one of its priorities the environmental performance in order to strengthen its capacities to offer infrastructure and services that respond to global challenges.

Environmental sustainability is playing an increasingly important role in Ferrovial, not only from a liability perspective or as a mechanism to manage a certain type of risk more efficiently, but also as a source of new ideas and business models.

In this sense, Ferrovial strengthens its capacities to offer services and infrastructures that respond to global challenges, such as climate change, the energy crisis or the loss of biodiversity.

Ferrovial is committed to the sustainable development of society by reporting indicators such as CO2 emissions (see Carbon Footprint) , water consumption and waste, RCDs, etc. In addition, the company sets targets for improving its environmental performance and strengthens its climate strategy by developing infrastructure and services for a “green” low-emission economy that shows in its portfolio the projects carried out.


Non hazardous waste, hazardous waste, CDW's and waste recycling

Total weighting of waste by type and treatment method

2015 2016 2017
Waste produced from construction and demolition (m3) 2,353,518 1,628,147 1,439,795
Total soil from excavation (m3) 21,184,729 19,579,576 27,612,500
Topsoil reused (m3) 440,204 558,310 1,458,280
Material sent to landfill outside the worksite (m3) 4,984,918 1,447,743 5,287,068
Materials reused at workside (m3) 5,910,889 11,692,839 15,498,439
Materials sent to other workside or authorized landfill (m3) 9,698,718 6,060,683 5,368,713
Hazardous waste (t)^* 26,790 28,388 27,944
Non- hazardous waste (t)* 655,519 731,874 683,841

*  Data for 2015 and 2016 have been adjusted according to the best information available in 2017, also for 2015 and 2016 the 2017 contribution of the new acquired companies has been taken into account in order to improve the comparability of the data.

Highlighted environmental performances

View the projects in which we have developed and are developing environmental actions.

Construction projects