Press release

Lantania joins the United Nations Global Compact

  •  The company joins the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative

Madrid, 5th July 2021. Lantania has joined the Spanish Network of the United Nations Global Compact. The group that specialises in infrastructure, water and energy confirms its commitment to having a positive impact and being sustainable by joining the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The company is committed to aligning its operations with the Ten Universally Accepted Principles in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption. It has also agreed to take measures to support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations.

“At Lantania, we build major transportation, water and energy infrastructures that improve the quality of life and promote a cleaner, more sustainable world. Joining the Global Compact is a natural step that reaffirms our commitment to a responsible business model and ethical management”, says company president Federico Ávila.

By joining the Global Compact as a Signatory partner, Lantania reinforces its involvement and obligation with the operation of the Local Network and pledges to produce an annual Progress Report detailing the company’s efforts in the promotion of human and labour rights, environmental protection and the fight against corruption, as well as providing an update of its actions with the SDGs. Lantania, with its responsible and sustainable business performance, contributes to the fulfilment of nine of the 17 SDGs that make up the 2030 Agenda.


The United Nations Global Compact, created in 2000, currently has more than 13,000 member entities in more than 160 countries and 69 local networks. This social responsibility initiative operates in our country through the Spanish Network, which is currently made up of more than 1,945 entities, making it the Local Network with the largest number of members and, therefore, the most important in the world.

Of these 1,945 organisations, 22% are large companies, 62% are SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) and 16% are other types of third sector entities, trade unions, business associations and educational institutions. The objective of the Spanish Network of the United Nations Global Compact is to promote the implementation of the Ten Principles of the Global Compact among the signatory entities for business sustainability and to contribute from the private sector to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

About Lantania

The Lantania Group builds large transport, water and energy infrastructures. It develops sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and promote a cleaner and healthier world. Lantania has a portfolio of work in progress of over 400 million euros and assets of over 125 million euros. The maintenance of the runways of the Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas Airport, the electrification of the first section of the high-speed train to Extremadura, the urbanisation of the Central Breakwater of the Port of Bilbao expansion or the construction of a solar plant in the City of Justice in Valencia are some of Lantania’s outstanding projects. The company has offices in Colombia, Morocco and Bulgaria.