Francisco Quereda Rubio, Consejero Delegado de Isdefe

 



Francisco Quereda Rubio

CEO of Isdefe

It is my pleasure to present the Isdefe Annual Report for 2016, which offers an overview of the activities carried out by the company, its financial results and relevant information on sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

In 2016, we progressed in the strategic areas specified, consolidating our condition as the in-house resource of the Public Administrations in technological areas, primarily in Defence and Security, as well as in those that are required of us due to their high specialisation, such as transport, space, modernisation of Public Administrations, ICT, sustainable energy and innovation.

The year 2016 saw the continued recovery of the company’s activity already begun in recent years, with a 3.37% increase in turnover with respect to 2015, primarily due to activities relating to our status as the in-house service provider to the government.

As concerns our international activity, the company focused on supporting multinational organisations and institutions, including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the European Defence Agency, the European Space Agency, the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency, the European Border Agency and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Also of note is the support we provide to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) through the agreement between the governments of Spain and the United States.

Another aspect worth noting is Isdefe’s support for internal innovation projects that promote the generation and sharing of knowledge among all our employees. I would also like to note the company’s commitment to training, with an investment of 1.04 million euros. This training focused primarily on technical subjects, with special emphasis in areas of strategic interest.

In 2016, Isdefe continued to promote activities to enhance its Corporate Social Responsibility, including the Board of Directors’ approval of the Criminal Risk Prevention Manual, indicative of the company’s pledge to transparent and socially responsible management.

Finally, I would like to express my appreciation to the company’s Board of Directors for its support during the year, as well as to all our employees for their commitment and effort to strengthen this common project that is Isdefe.

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