SEPI’s commitment with Society becomes evident with the values which govern its activity and which pervade its corporate culture:
SEPI assumes the responsibility of faithfully informing about its activities, both to citizens and to the institutions which by law, have been trusted the economic and financial control, as well as the parliamentary and social and labor controls.
This Company implements an Operating and Capital Budget which becomes part of the State General Budget. All the accounts of its companies and of SEPI itself are subject to the overview of the Office of the State General Comptroller (IGAE). Furthermore, the Court of Auditors periodically submits specific reports about the activity carried out by SEPI and by its companies.
Within the labor area, the Inter-Ministry Committee on Remunerations and the Committee for the Follow-Up of Collective Bargaining in State-Owned Corporations overview the issues regarding the labor and retributive policies included in the collective agreements concluded within Grupo SEPI.
Within the scope of the parliamentary control, SEPI’s Chairwoman, at the request of the Lower or the Higher Houses of Parliament, or at her own request, appears when necessary for explaining the activities of the state-owned holding, or those of any of its companies.
SEPI periodically submits to Parliament economic and financial information regarding its own activity, that of the consolidated group, and about its companies.
Gender equality plans
SEPI has a specific Equality Plan for its head office for an unlimited period of time and with measures to be implemented on all the issues regarding the working terms and conditions.
This initiative is evidence of its strong commitment with equal opportunities for women and men, since in its case there is no legal requirement, as it has less than 250 employees.
All SEPI companies with a workforce of more than that figure have their own Gender Equality Plan.
All these equality plans include measures regarding hiring, training, in-company promotion, professional career, and the reconciliation of work and family life, as well as about harassment at work.
SEPI is committed with equal treatment and equal opportunities among women and men, and it has shown in public statements its being against gender-based violence.
There is a protocol for preventing and acting against harassment at SEPI, whose goal is setting up an action procedure in case of a situation and/or behavior of harassment arises. Its personal scope includes all those persons who perform their work at SEPI, both those who belong to the workforce and those who provide their services habitually at its offices.
National Agreement against gender-based violence
SEPI has joined the Collaboration Agreement against gender-based violence, which has been promoted by the Ministry for Health, Social Services and Gender Equality. This Agreement seeks to develop activities which raise the social awareness about this problem. The document was signed at the Ministry’s headquarters by the Minister, Ms. Dolors Montserrat and by the Chairwoman of the state-owned holding company Ms. Pilar Platero, on February 12th, 2018.
Through this Agreement, the Ministry commits itself to collaborate with SEPI in the promotion and development of measures which raise the awareness against gender-based violence, especially at the workplace.
For its part, SEPI commits itself to make known among its 73,000 employees all the initiatives against gender-based violence promoted by the Government.
Grupo SEPI wants to collaborate in this inescapable task, especially taking into account that the starting point is a wide consensus, established in September 2017 at the Lower Chamber of Parliament and ratified later, on December of the same year by all the regions.
For the follow-up of the Agreement, both parties have agreed to set up a joint commission which, among other functions, will supervise the different actions which have been envisaged.
SEPI regards the training of human resources as a key factor for increasing the competitiveness of its companies and for the professional and personal development of its employees, within a goal of continual improvement.
All its companies make a large effort on the continual training of their employees, as a key factor for optimizing and updating their professional activity.
Grupo SEPI applied 24.4 M€ to training in 2016, with a total of 2,112,619 hours spent on training, and 31.6 hours on average for employee.
Training has focused on improving skills, sustainability, and innovation.
Campus Los Peñascales
Every year, the Fundación organizes training programs for developing the managerial skills of the companies’ managers, pre-managers, and technicians. These activities have to do with management, administrative issues, business promotion, and languages.
El Campus Los Peñascales constitutes a training center of reference; with a surface of 73,000 m2 of natural spaces and modern and wide facilities, it is located 26 kilometers away from Madrid, on a country estate with extensive gardens and wooded areas. It offers the optimal surroundings for meetings, seminars, and work meetings.
Grupo SEPI, through its Fundación, is a pioneer in the promotion and management of scholarships for in-company training, as well as in public and private organizations. Its call for scholarships applications meet two goals; providing support to organizations in the selection of candidates, and facilitating to young students or to new graduates access to the job market.
In 2016, 976 trainees received training, 131 of them as part of the Program for Being Started in a Company, while the remaining 845 took part as a result of agreements with companies or institutions: Airbus, CESA, Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros, CORREOS, Deloitte, Fundación Carolina, ICO, RED ELÉCTRICA DE ESPAÑA, SEPI and Telefónica.
Grupo SEPI itself hosted 612 recently graduated trainees through different scholarship programs aimed at supporting young people entering the job market.
Risk prevention in the workplace within Grupo SEPI is organized through the risk and safety services. Currently, all the Group’s companies have this service (18% provided by themselves, 71% by third parties, and 11% provided on a jointly basis).
The number of the professionals engaged in risk prevention in the workplace within the companies of Grupo SEPI amounted to 474 in 2016.
Training in risk prevention in the workplace
As a result of the importance which training has in this field, courses are organized for the employees aimed at fostering their knowledge about the real scope of the risks attached to their jobs, as well as the ways for preventing them.
In 2013, TRAGSA won its accreditation as a training center in the field of risk prevention in the workplace, and it is included in the Registry of institutions with an accreditation for implementing the risk prevention activities envisaged in the General Collective Agreement for the Building Industry.
With regard to health surveillance, the companies of Grupo SEPI subject their employees to periodical health checks, paying a special attention to those who are exposed to risks regulated through a specific regulation.
Its commitment with Society becomes evident through five goals:
SEPI’s home office has been accredited as a 'Cardiac Protected Area'.
The Sociedad Española de Medicina y Seguridad en el trabajo (SEMST) requires that, in order to achieve this certificate, several preventive categories must be controlled, and meeting the following requirements:
SEPI concluded this collaboration agreement with the company Anek S3 through the Proyecto Salvavidas, a social initiative which seeks to raise the awareness of those who have no medical training about the importance of leading a healthier life, of learning about resuscitation and first-aid techniques, as well as for introducing semiautomatic defibrillators on a larger scale.
The Proyecto Salvavidas makes use of very direct images and systems with the goal of turning prevention and cardiac protection into everyday issues, which are easy to learn and applied.