A STRONG COMMITMENT THAT ADDS VALUE
As part of its corporate strategy, Aldesa affirms its commitment to and engagement with the sustainable development goals, where companies play a key role. Aldesa has identified objective number 9: Innovation and Infrastructure, and number 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities as general goals for the performance of our activity.
Creating value on the basis of operations that extend throughout 8 countries in this respect is a challenge that the Group has set for itself. Nevertheless, there are other objectives in which Aldesa is having a direct effect, such as drinking water and sanitation, decent work and renewable energies.
UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
In October 2015, we have formalised our commitment as participants of the Global Compact, undertaking to make improvements in the aspects laid down by these ten principles:
|Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.|
|Businesses should make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.|
|Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.|
|Businesses should eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labour.|
|Businesses should ensure the effective abolition of child labour.|
|Businesses should eliminate discrimination in respect to employment and occupation.|
|Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.|
|Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.|
|Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.|
|Companies should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.|
In the last few years we have experienced a technological revolution that positions us in an increasingly demanding and competitive industry. In order to be part of this global market and position ourselves as a business group that generates value in every project, we are committed to a sustainable business model based on geographical diversification, efficiency, budgetary and financial discipline, long-term views and solidity.
The effort we all make at this time helps us to face the future with optimism and new dreams and continue doing great things. In this regard, having the best team, with committed and qualified staff, is essential to achieving our objectives and to attaining excellence as a Group.
What has characterised each of our projects has been our clear demonstration of the essence of the Aldesa Group. With the understanding that what is not profitable is not possible, all our projects have become a challenge where we have been able to maintain the philosophy of doing things well. Acting, responding, innovating, meeting deadlines and providing comprehensive service are part of our commitment in every project.
In this regard, I feel bound by my responsibilities as Honorary Chair to convey the Aldesa philosophy in each of our projects. As a tool for solving problems that affect everyday activity in society, engineering forces us as professionals to be part of the work and to keep up to date. Only in this way can we improve our environment because, as Isaac Asimov said: “Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world”.
If we can infuse this philosophy into all our projects, we will develop comprehensive solutions that lead to an improvement in people's quality of life. That is a responsibility not only to ourselves, but to society. It is important for us to be aware that each project presents us with a unique opportunity. Because our work will last.
With a multidisciplinary team joined by the next generation of professionals and technologies with decades of experience, we will position ourselves as a leading group in the execution of comprehensive projects in new businesses and countries. In this way, we are going to continue working with integrity, cooperation and respect while producing value. We are going to be an agent for positive change in society and continue building confidence in this way.
Antonio Fernandez Rubio