FCC holds its 2021 General Shareholders Meeting
At its General Shareholders Meeting, FCC reviewed the economic and financial results obtained in 2020, approved the financial statements for the year and all the items on the agenda.
For the second consecutive year, the Meeting was held remotely, following the recommendations given by the competent authorities and in order to ensure the safety of participants.
It was chaired by Esther Alcocer Koplowitz, chairwoman of the FCC Group, and Pablo Colio Abril, the company's CEO. They both highlighted at this annual event the work done by the almost 60,000 employees who have contributed in an exemplary way to the provision of essential services. Thanks to them, we have been able to ensure the provision of these services with the aim of guaranteeing the health and well-being of citizens, in health and socio-economic circumstances that required solutions, commitment and teamwork.
2020 has been a historic year for the FCC Group, which celebrated 120 years of existence, always at the citizen's side and an integral part of great moments. Today, FCC is one of the world's leading global operators, specialising in environmental services, end-to-end water cycle management and the construction and management of infrastructures, as well as the production of associated materials, with a presence in more than 30 countries.
In her speech to shareholders, Esther Alcocer Koplowitz stressed that "we have once again shown that we are capable of recovering from the greatest adversity and turning every difficulty into an opportunity, working together and serving society", to which she added: "this positive trend, despite the pandemic, is reflected in the extraordinary results we have achieved in the first quarter of this year, which is almost five times the earnings we achieved in the same period of 2020.
Pablo Colio highlighted the actions carried out at an operational, structural and financial level driven by FCC's new shareholder structure since 2015, with Grupo Carso as a focal point. This has seen the Group grow resilient in different areas and it has demonstrated this in this tough pandemic year. He presented to shareholders the breakdown of the 2020 financial results and referred to the most significant events and contracts obtained during the past year by the FCC Group's different business areas.
Colio concluded his presentation with the following thoughts: "we are looking forward to the coming years with great optimism, confident in our solid experience, in our results-oriented and prudent culture, and in our unbeatable human capital, all with the aim of building a business future in line with the strong commitment and socially responsible behaviour that precedes us, knowing with total certainty that we will be able to overcome the tough times we are living through". He also stressed that FCC's culture of constant innovation and its commitment to integrity and rigour with social welfare will allow it to strengthen its position at the forefront of the development of the communities of tomorrow and to continue to be a leading international group in the provision of citizen services.
Both Alcocer and Colio finished their speeches by ensuring that the work carried out by the company, its teams and its strength as a Group, will continue making up FCC's future, day by day.
The chairwoman and CEO took advantage of this important event to thank the Board of Directors, the management team, shareholders, customers and all FCC employees for their hard work during 2020, noting that their dedication contributed to FCC's sound earnings, and to the growth of the FCC Group.