Sacyr has renewed its SGE 21 certification, recognizing that its ethical and socially responsible management system has been audited by the independent certification body, Bureau Veritas, in accordance with the requirements established under Forética’s SGE 21 Standard.
Sacyr has also expanded the scope of the certification to include its Engineering and Infrastructure division, a milestone in the construction sector, both nationally and internationally.
The SGE 21 certification is the first European standard to entail the implementation, audit, and certification of an ethical and socially responsible management system for organizations and is only granted to companies with management systems audited by accredited independent experts.
In this way, Sacyr reinforces its commitment to the continuous improvement of its sustainability-based management system. Moreover, in late 2019, the company strengthened its corporate governance bodies with the creation of the Sustainability and Corporate Governance Committee, delegated by the Board of Directors and the Sustainability Committee.
Recently, the Board of Directors approved a new 2021-2025 strategic framework, one of the main pillars of which is sustainability. At the same time, the company will develop its 2025 Sustainable Sacyr Plan.
The momentum generated by underpinning its governance at the highest level resulted in the update and approval of nearly 20 policies on ethics and sustainability in 2020 alone, shaping the commitments that the company assumes in order to address these challenges.
Thus Sacyr continues to promote its work in the field of sustainability and collaboration with all its stakeholders in the fight against climate change, to champion diversity and a work/life balance, to ensure health and safety, and to guarantee the positive social impact of its activities.