Information in this Report

  • What is covered in the information

    The contents of this Sustainability Report detail the organisation’s main actions and data for the period from 1 January to 31 December 2015. As the fifth consecutive year of the Sustainability Report, we continue with the objective of measuring compliance with company targets in economic, environmental and social fields and communicating them to all stakeholders, with the commitment of continuing to do so on an annual basis. The scope of this Sustainability Report is all B:SM, SA activities, without considering investee companies.

Methodology for drafting the Report

To create the contents, we followed the working line of previous reports, adding the new features of the G4 version of Essential Compliance. We held a training session for those taking part in creating the report and provided a working file to let them determine: 

  • Identification of the main impacts in 2015
  • Determination of material issues: the relevance and priorities for the unit / division and impact on the company
  • Analysis of the information and approval of data to explain the significant issues and trends and future follow through

Primarily, the analysis of the material topics for the year, starting from their significance for each of the units / divisions and impact for B:SM, has highlighted strategic targets that are economic, unique and on responsibility for the 2015 activities and CSR factors.

Principles that determine the contents and quality of the report

Stakeholder participation

Pursuant to the commitment mentioned in the previous report of moving forward with the materiality analysis, we worked on the strategic project to systematise and go into greater depth on the interests of stakeholders common to all business activities of the organisation. See more information

Sustainability context

The information presented explains how the organisation contributes or aims to contribute in the future, the conditions, advances and economic, environmental and social trends in the fields in which we are involved.

Materiality

The Report details the issues that reflect the organisation’s most significant economic, environmental and social effects that substantially influence its development and stakeholder interests.

  • List of material issues and topics within the organisation

  • By cross-referencing data from all parties, we obtained the chart below, which let us detect the organisation’s material needs, detailed in the pertinent sections. We thus provide responses to the objectives planned last year, and the significant events and challenges to which we commit for next year.

  • Thoroughness

    We present the information, whenever it is available, broken down by business divisions and by gender, in order to better reflect the actual situation of each work site. The indicators that appear in the report are from analyses carried out with each manager, employing their knowledge of the business and respective management systems. The data that could vary between this and the previous reports are due to their updating through the regular sources and regular system reviews.

    Balance

    We present the information in a format so that trends, both negative and positive, can be compared, and we emphasise topics related to materiality. The report sets out the commitments and results of all businesses in order to be transparent and consequent with previous versions.

    Comparability

    We show information for three years, making data uniform and pointing out possible variations in their compilation.

  • Precision

    We set out which data we measure, as well as the techniques for obtaining them and/or estimates or hypotheses. Qualitative statements are the fruit of experience, based on available proof.

    Frequency

    In accordance with our commitment, we publish this report annually. Last year there was active internal distribution, but not external distribution to suppliers and clients. In 2016 we want to actively contribute to this report reaching all parties.

    Clarity

    Web support contributes to this principle, as we guarantee access and understanding of the information presented.

    Reliability

    We are evaluated by third parties to ensure the validity of the data that appears in the report. All of them have an original reference and internal documents that verify the source.

 

 GRI References: G4-17, G4-18, G4-19, G4-20, G4-21, G4-22, G4-23, G4-28, G4-29, G4-30, G4-32

 
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