The whole of Saba collaborates in the implementation of a CSR culture


Saba is aware that the best results are always linked to the best ways of operating. Advancing towards sustainable and socially responsible competitiveness is a challenge of excellence for top-tier companies. It is by moving towards those sustainable and socially responsible criteria that Saba will achieve the appropriate level of excellence to consolidate itself as the reference company that it is and that it aspires to continue being. Saba integrates all aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility as an inherent factor in decision making. Sustainability and commitment to society are incorporated into internal management processes, at the same level as other factors such as the analysis of project profitability, cost of financing, sales strategy and data processing, among others.

The entire organization takes part and collaborates, as far as possible, in the implementation of the CSR culture that it has established. Some of its main pillars are commitment to the environment, related to sustainable mobility; collaboration with associations, organizations and local communities in which Saba operates. All this, together with the quality of the service offered to the client, as a brand identity, and the corresponding social and ethical aspects, constitute the company’s differentiation elements. The integration and consolidation of the CSR in its business will allow Saba to provide greater transparency and proper management of stakeholders.

Human resources and Employee Integration



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The people who make up Saba are the essential basis for sustaining what might be called the Saba style: a culture of customer service, commitment to the environment, responsibility and honesty towards suppliers, and involvement in society. The company works to guarantee equal opportunities and non-discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, country of origin, religion or age. In fact, year after year the gender equality index in the workforce is more and more positive.

Saba involves the entire organization in ensuring compliance with the best practices of Good Corporate Governance, always within the terms of the Company’s Mission, Values, Code of Ethics and business strategy and development. This, together with interaction with stakeholders, allows us to obtain constant feedback and to reinforce expectations in matters such as quality, information and transparency. Also, this year sees ongoing momentum for the Crime Prevention Handbook, approved in 2017 by the company’s Board of Directors, which has already been adapted to Portugal.

In this regard, another of the focuses of action relates to Saba’s ongoing work towards labour integration with the signing of agreements with companies and foundations that facilitate the placement of disadvantaged groups so they can join the world of work. Worthy of note in this respect is the support given to the Envera Foundation, which works throughout Spain for the social and workplace inclusion of disabled people, giving attention throughout their life cycle; as well as membership of the Incorpora programme, part of the Welfare Projects of “La Caixa” Banking Foundation. It is an initiative based on labour intermediation, whose aim is to facilitate integration in the job market of people at risk of social exclusion.

Saba not only supports external associations, but also applies the culture of workplace inclusion to people at risk of exclusion in their own organizations. Currently, 3.6% of the company’s workforce in Spain consists of people with some sort of disability.





Since 2011, Saba has carried out a series of actions identified as best practices in terms of energy efficiency. This results in greater savings, optimization of management and, ultimately, in consolidating the Saba brand as an industry benchmark operator, committed to sustainability.

In 2017, Saba obtained the ISO 50001 energy certification, and became the first company in the car park sector to do so. This distinction is the result of the energy efficiency plan implemented by the company over the last few years in its car parks, with special emphasis on the new real-time monitoring tool, which permits the tracking and control of consumables and billing, implanted in 90% of the network in 2018.


  • Establishment of good practices in the energy management of car parks
  • Deployment of LED technology in car parks
  • Study of contracted power levels and their adjustment to what is actually consumed
  • Deployment of energy management software: this allows consumption and billing to be monitored and controlled


Since its restructuring in 2011, Saba has calculated its carbon footprint annually in order to understand the impact of the company on climate change, as well as the evolution of emissions. This impact is measured through an inventory that establishes operational limits in accordance with the provisions of “The Greenhouse Gas Protocol”, a Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard and the ISO 1406-1:2012 guidelines.

In order to continue implementing more efficient reduction measures and move towards excellence in sustainability, Saba has voluntarily undergone, for the third year running, verification of its carbon footprint by an independent third party, with an ongoing commitment to the greatest possible transparency and a thorough analysis of the data. Total CO2 emissions in 2017 stood at 12.9 tonnes, an increase of 7% over the previous year. This difference is due to the change in the electric mix in some of the countries in which Saba operates. That is to say, a modification of the regulations that affect how generated emissions are measured.

Despite this increase, it must be noted that over 95% of Saba’s carbon footprint is due to indirect emissions from electricity consumption, which was 6% lower in 2017 than in 2016, thanks to the continuous drive of energy efficiency measures. In short, the impact of the company’s activity on the environment continues to be reduced year by year.

Consumo de electricidad

Management system of Energy and Energy Efficiency

Consumo de electricidad

Electricity consumption


Saba is a member of the United Nations Global Compact, supporting the ten principles promoted by this institution. This is a reference in human rights, labour rights, the environment and the fight against corruption. The company remains committed this year to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the company’s strategy, culture and daily activities, as well as to being involved in cooperative projects that contribute to the wider development goals of the United Nations.

Likewise, it carries out its activity within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, especially those concerning action for the climate, in terms of actions to fight against climate change and its impact, and concerning sustainable cities and communities, with the development of solutions in the field of urban mobility; as well as infrastructure innovation, improvement and technology.


It is a fact that cities are constantly evolving and this goes for Saba, too. The company is involved in ongoing development, commercial and technological restructuring to adapt to the needs of the population, always oriented to the highest possible quality of service and sustainable mobility as the axis of action. Together with the concession and public-private collaboration, the link with the territory in which it operates is part of the company’s DNA. A proper relationship between Saba and the territory allows it to establish an appropriate dialogue with the various players it cooperates with -local Authorities, institutions, people- to understand their needs and implement and develop formulas for progress, thanks to a committed team.

Since its foundation in 1966, Saba has contributed to the progress of the society and the cities it has interacted with, following the path of sustainability and corporate responsibility. It is within this framework that the company establishes agreements and collaborations matters such as the environment and the protection of disadvantaged groups. Worthy of mention if the contribution to the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, to the SJD Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona project, and to the Vall d’Hebron Hospital, also in Barcelona, and its Advanced Neonatal Center initiative.

Also, collaboration with the Roger Torné Foundation, the Pere Tarrés Foundation and the Plant-for-The-Planet Foundation. Through initiatives such as the Professional Life Project promoted by the Barcelona City Council, among other institutions, Saba is committed to society, in its support of academic and professional guidance at the service of students and faculty of educational centres. In this sense, the company offers support by encouraging schools to visit its facilities for a first contact with the world of work.