Equality of opportunity, lack of discrimination and respect for human rights, which are basic principles included in the Group’s Code of Conduct, are also determining factors when advancing the professional and personal development of all the ACS Group’s employees.
The ACS Group rejects any type of discrimination, in particular that due to age, sex, religion, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. This commitment extends to selection and promotion processes, which are based on assessment of the person’s capabilities, on the analysis of the requirements of the job post and on individual performance.
Currently, companies representing 66.6% of ACS Group employees have formal programmes to ensure equality of opportunities. These Equality Plans have adopted specific actions in companies representing 79.1% of ACS’s employees, as regards selection and hiring of personnel, salary, training, working days, professional promotion, assistance, bonuses and social, health and occupational risk prevention policies, as well as in matters of gender violence.
The ACS Group also promotes the hiring of people with disabilities and offers them a working environment which enables them to develop under conditions of equality. In this regard, 1,362 disabled people were working in the ACS Group at 31 December 2012.
The ACS Group also understands the relevance that having local roots and being sensitive to each place’s particular nature has in the company’s success. For that reason, it promotes direct hiring of local employees and managers. The number of executives from the local community totalled 1,169 in 2012.