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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

2018 2019 2020
Topsoil reused (m³)922,9362,894,5151,576,854
Material sent to the landfill outside of the project’s scope (m3)528,749762,077931,948
Material reused on-site (m3)14,336,34612,059,46315,889,312
Material sent to another project or authorized fill (m3)3,575,0205,932,2902,892,956

Waste by Type and Disposal Method

Total volume of materials reused at worksite (m3)14,336,34612,059,46315,889,312
Waste produced by construction and demolition (m³)2,344,5041,466,7677,569,435

Non Hazardous Waste

Non-hazardous Waste disposed (Tn) 450,707442,691357,901

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

Unit2017  201820192020*
A. Total non-hazardous waste generatedTn1,870,4372,795,2111,909,4581,969,642
B. Total waste used/recycled/soldTn1,007,8571,641,1531,026,7371,228,641
TOTAL WASTE DISPOSED (A – B)Tn862,5801,154,058882,721741,001

*The 2020 waste data has been recently recalculated due to a deviation detected in the reporting of one of the group’s companies.

Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Generatedmetric tonnes18,41937,97320,002

* 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.

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