20-20 Plan

This Plan establishes the commitments and objectives for the year 2020 related to the relevant issues related to the field of sustainable development identified in the materiality analysis. Within the established commitments, each of the ACS Group companies must autonomously define the most appropriate measures and forms of action according to their business characteristics, which allow them to contribute to the overall compliance with the commitments established by the Group.

 COMMITMENTS Objective for 2020     Indicators evolution                      
Indicator Base year 2015 2016
2018 2019 2020
   Health and Safety
Reduce accidents rates among company employees
Increase employee certifications in occupational health and safety Percentage of total employees covered by OHSAS OHSAS18001 certification (occupational health and safety) 83% 85%
90% 91% 92%
Enhance employee training related to health and safety and ensure that all employees have received at least one course on health and safety in 2020 Percentage of total employees who have received an occupational health and safety course who have received at least one occupational health and safety course in their professional career  99.50% 99.50%
99.20% 99.30% 
Investment in occupational health and safety per employee (euros/employee) 754 838
778 1,196.7
   HR, Ethics and Social Action
Maintain commitment to promoting, reinforcing and monitoring matters related to ethics and integrity, through measures that make it possible to prevent, detect and eradicate bad practices. Adhesion by all new Group companies to the Code of Conduct Companies that adhere to the code of conduct 98% 100%
100% 100%
Increase training for employees on matters related to ethics and integrity Percentage of employees trained in Human Rights, Ethics, Integrity or Conduct content during the year 13% 15%
37% 34%
Improve professional performance Increase investment in training employees Investment in training employees (millions of euros/employee) 170.9 186.4
185.4 143.9
Greater contribution to the development of society Increase the actions and funds that contribute to generating shared value for society through its own business strategy Funds allocated to Social Action (millions of euros) 9.4 11.6
13.1 18.9
Improve the eco-efficiency and use of resources Increase environmental certification in sales Percentage of sales covered by ISO 14001 Certification  71% 74%
76%  74%
Rationalise waste generation Ratio of (hazardous and non-hazardous) waste sent for management to sales (t/millions of euros) (1)  152 93
332 468
Reduce water consumption Ratio water over sales (m3/ mn euros) (2)  777 460
 702  805
Rationalisation and efficient use of energy products Scope 1 emissions/millions of euros billings 99.9 69.3
79.4 78
Scope 2 emissions/millions of euros billings 8.2 7.7
7.4 5.3
Continue working with qualified suppliers in CSR areas Increase the inclusion of non-financial criteria in the harmonisation of suppliers and, in all cases, include the Code of Conduct in the criteria for evaluating suppliers Inclusion of compliance with the Code of Conduct in the evaluation criteria (% above total expenses) (3) 77.3% 94.30%
100% 96.50
Improve the quality of the services offered Obtain and expand the scope of certifications Percentage of sales from activities certified under the ISO 9001 standard (%) (4) 61% 55%
55% 54%
Implement tools to improve management Ratio of investments and expenses of the Quality Control Department or earmarked to improve quality management processes to sales (excluding staff costs, euros/millions of euros billings) 180 203
63 85.3
Increase the number and capacity of internal quality auditors Number of quality audits per million euros of billings 0.06 0.08
0.32 0.42
Continue improving customer relation management Measure customer satisfaction and establish plans for improvement Percentage of “satisfied” or “highly satisfied” customer responses 85.24% 89.42%
94.56% 94.86%
Ratio number of completed surveys received
from customers/million euro in billing (5)
0.026 0.034
0.031 0.038
Steadfast and ongoing commitment to innovation and development Increase investment and effort in R&D R&D investment ratio (euros/millions of euros billings) (6) 2,392 2,321
3,946 5,804
   Improve non-financial reporting information
 Improve the quality, standardisation and reporting of non-financial indicators Increase the scope of information of the financial indicators through the implementation of management systems See appendix 7.3.3 of 2020 Integrated Report

Note: Data from previous periods have been recalculated in those cases that have been possible to make the data comparable with those disclosed in 2020

(1) In 2020, 97.6% was non-hazardous waste (much of it from land extraction) of which 85.9% was recycled, reused or exploited.
(2) In 2020, and retroactively, the details of the reported data has been improved both at the scope level and at the extraction/discharge level, making the 2020 data not comparable to 2015 and the 2015 baseline not able to be recalculated. For these details and trends, see the table in section 5.1.2.
(3) In 2018, the ACS Group approved a specific Code for Business Partners which is of mandatory compliance in the relationship with ACS, with which the current compliance is considered to be 100%
(4) The decrease in the indicator is due to the increase in activity in North America where this type of certification is less used. A way to report the quality efforts of these areas of activity is being sought after.
(5) The ratio is changed to the number of surveys conducted to surveys received to better reflect the operational management of this indicator.
(6) Scope of data in 2020, 26.4% of revenues.