Our Commitments

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

In recent years, Adif has evolved from a business model in which Corporate Social Responsibility played a relevant but complementary role and sometimes separated from the entity's strategy, to a model in which the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability strategy is equivalent to the Business Strategy. Consequently, the firm's whole strategy and operations must be based on our responsibility as a company vis-à-vis society to thus contribute to a development model that is truly sustainable.

Explanatory infographic of Adif's action in corporate responsibility

From this vision, based on Corporate Responsibility and focused on Sustainable Development, a strategy has been designed and deployed that focuses on the safety of the railway system, in developing and managing a network capable of providing a reliable, inclusive and competitive railservice, and in the sustainability as a way to guarantee both the financial viability of our companies and the generation of positive impacts and improve our ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) performance. All this with a clear and rigorous focus on results, seeking maximum effectiveness and efficiency in managing public resources.

Consequently, Adif not only tries to provide an effective response to the demands and expectations of our most direct stakeholders, rather, it seeks to contribute to specific sustainable development goals in accordance with the 2030 Agenda designed by the United Nations and present in the public policies promoted by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda and by the Government of Spain.


Most relevant projects and initiatives in the social and environmental field

Adif has made commitments and promoted numerous initiatives and projects aimed at reinforcing the company's positive impact on society and the environment. The objective of these projects is to reinforce the contribution to a more inclusive, ethical and transparent model of society, and more responsible in their relationship with the environment and natural resources.

SOCIAL INITIATIVES

GOOD GOVERNANCE AND TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVES 

  • GOODS project:
    Integration of the SDGs of the UN 2030 Agenda in the company's strategy and management
  • New non-financial reporting model:
    Improvement of non-financial information and integration in the Management Report
  • Integration of ESG (environmental, social and government) risks in the comprehensive risk management model
  • Responsible purchasing catalogue:
    Reinforcement of social and environmental criteria in contracting processes

ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES

  • Adif's Fight against climate change plan
  • Contribution of projects to the Spanish Circular Economy Strategy and the Circular Economy Action Plan
  • "Angry kids" environmental awareness campaign
  • Purchase of green electricity with certificates of guarantee of origin (GdO)
  • Installation of charging points for electric vehicles
  • Definition and implementation of the Ecomilla project to promote sustainable mobility in cities associated with the Stations
  • Conversion to reversible substations of 12 traction electrical substations of the Conventional Network
  • Promotion of a Self-Consumption Plan from renewable energy sources
  • Preparation and approval of the internal standard NAG 4-0-0.0 “Methodology for risk analysis and adaptation to the effects of climate change"

PRESENCE IN FORUMS ON CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY