05. The S&V Group Professional Team

Encouraging work-life balance

A good balance between the professional and personal responsibilities of personnel improves employee satisfaction and benefits the company as a whole. Therefore, as set out in the Code of Ethics and Conduct, the SyV Group is committed to implementing measures aimed at achieving such a balance.

To this end, Sacyr Vallehermoso strives to go beyond mere compliance with legislation and secure a high level of employment flexibility enabling its employees to amply fulfil their family responsibilities.

Initiatives implemented in this area include:

• Flexible working hours: employees enjoy a degree of flexibility in their arrival, departure and lunch times.

• Shorter working day without breaks: employees work through from 8:00 to 15:00 every Friday of the year and over the summer months.

• Target-based work: in order to achieve more flexible working hours, in many positions the attainment of annual targets takes precedence over physical presence at the workplace.

• Reduction of working hours: employees who are legal guardians can request shorter working hours.

• Breast-feeding leave: employees may accumulate hours of paid permission for breast-feeding into full working days, even when not stipulated under the collective labour agreement.

• Leave of absence: employees may request that the company temporarily suspended their employment contracts.

• Internal mobility: employees can request a change in job location or position in order to be closer to home, obtain a better employeejob match, etc.