Obrascón Huarte Lain (OHL), a concession and construction group with more than 100 years of history and an outstanding presence in more than 30 countries on all five continents, carries out its business activity primarily in 8 home markets: the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Central Europe and Spain.
The OHL Group is currently:
- A strategic developer of public–private partnership projects
- The twenty-eighth largest international contractor and fifth in Latin America (1)
- A reference in the construction of hospitals and railways
- A member of the FTSE4 Good Ibex stock exchange sustainability index
- Present in CDP’s A lists (Climate Change and Supplier Climate)
- (1)ENR Ranking, 2016.
Professional ethics, integrity, honesty, loyalty, efficiency and absolute respect for the law are some of the key values of the Code of Ethics of OHL
The company’s values constitute the foundation on which its Code of Ethics is supported and establish the general guidelines of action to be observed by all of the individuals in the OHL Group in the performance of their work:
- Professional ethics, integrity, honesty, loyalty, efficiency and responsibility vis-à-vis our stakeholders, in all of the actions of the Group, always in full compliance with applicable laws
- Spirit of achievement and continuous improvement in performance
- Transparency in the dissemination of information, which must be adequate, accurate, verifiable and complete
- Value creation with a permanent search for sustainable profitability and growth
- Constant promotion of committed quality, innovation, safety and environmental friendliness
The OHL Group undertakes to observe and apply the CSR regulations of the European Union, to apply the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and to follow the guidelines and recommendations of the United Nations, the International Labor Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Moreover, as a company belonging to the U.N. Global Compact since 2004, it strives to disseminate and promote the Compact’s 10 Principles.
The OHL Group also takes up a role in the attainment of the Agenda 2030 and contributes to addressing the collective challenge of sustainable development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through the responsible performance of its business activity.
In this regard, the Group’s main contribution is centered primarily on SDGs 7, 9 and 11 through business development and R&D&I. In addition, the CSR Strategic Plan 2015-2020 is aligned with the SDGs, and also contributes to a large number of SDGs with a broad connection to many of its goals, especially in the areas of CSR Governance and Management (26 goals), Employees (20 goals), Environment (13 goals), and Fair operating practices (13 goals).
A FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AWARDS RECEIVED BY THE OHL GROUP IN 2016
- Mayakoba Resort (Mexico), obtained the ESR 2016 emblem of the Mexican Center for Philanthropy and of the Mexican CSR alliance, Alianza por la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (AliaRSE). This is additional to the Audubon and Rainforest Alliance environmental distinctions, the Tourism Environmental Quality Certification granted by the Federal Attorney- Generalship of Environmental Protection and the Five Diamond Award of the American Automobile Association (AAA) to the Fairmont Mayakoba, Rosewood Mayakoba and Banyan Tree Mayakoba hotels, which it renews yearly
- Parques del Río Medellín (Colombia), singled out through an award by the Society of Landscape Architects of Mexico, which recognizes projects that provide solutions to problems of an environmental and social nature in Latin American countries
- OHL, Tytan Award 2016 in the category of underground construction for the road tunnel under the mouth of the Vistula River (Gdansk, Polonia), granted by the magazine Inzyniería Bezwykopowa
- OHL, recognized by the Spanish Association of Procurement, Contracting and Supply Professionals (AERCE) with the Award to Innovation, and placing second in the Transformation category for the implementation of an innovative procurement management model in the scope of its construction activity
- OHL Sucursal in Peru, Excellence and Quality Award 2016 granted by the insurer, La Positiva Vida, for excellence in the management of occupational risk prevention
- Recognition to Autopista del Norte (Peru) by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), for best environmental and occupational health practices and good performance in waste management in the construction and operation stages
- Terminal Cerros de Valparaíso (Chile), ASIVA Award for the training of workers, granted by the employers’ association, Asociación de Empresa de la Quinta Región
- The Industrial Division received the Mangle Award for environmental Corporate Social Responsibility, for its management in the application of environmental policies in the Empalme I Combined Cycle Power Plant project, in Mexico
- Industrial in Mexico, acknowledged by the Family-Friendly Company seal 2016, in recognition of the introduction of codes and practices that enable the reconciliation of work and private life
- Recognition given by CODELCO to Industrial Chile, at its copper crushing, curing and heap leaching plant, for its commitment to risk prevention and safety with twelve consecutive accident-free months
- OHL Servicios-Ingesan, singled out by the Stela Award, granted by the Madrid Down Syndrome Foundation for its commitment to the labor market integration of the groups with which the Foundation works. This recognition is in addition to other special mentions received from Fundación Integra