Almussafes reduces its accident rate and reduces its emissions


In 2019, the Ercros factory in Almussafes reduced its general accident rate by 24% – which measures accidents between its own and external personnel (with and without sick leave) for every million hours worked – compared to the previous year.

In environmental matters, it is worth noting the 4% reduction in direct CO2 emissions; an improvement of 8% if we compare it with the average of the last five years.

With a workforce of 110 workers, the Valencian factory presents good results in all its sustainability indices compared to the average of the last five years. In addition to the improvements in the reduction of accident rates and CO2 emissions mentioned above, there is also a 15% improvement in its quality index –which measures the number of tons of products affected by customer complaints about the number of tons sold– . Finally, the Almussafes factory also improves its rate of emissions to water, atmosphere and waste production, which shows a reduction of 50% compared to the average of the last five years.

In 2019, at Ercros as a whole, the general accident frequency rate fell by 36% compared to the previous year and stood at the lowest value in the last 10 years.

The Ercros factory in Almussafes has approved its environmental management system, according to the ISO 14001 standard; quality, according to the ISO 9001 standard; and prevention, according to the OHSAS 18001 standard (in the process of migration to ISO 45001).

This center belongs to the Ercros intermediate chemistry division and is the world's leading producer of paraformaldehyde, a compound that is used in the synthesis of other chemical products to be applied in very diverse industrial sectors, such as the automotive industry, the oil industry , that of paintings, furniture, textiles, paper or pharmaceuticals. The division's R&D department has launched the new ranges of ErcrosGreen+ and ErcrosTech resins; the first has emissions as low as those of natural wood and the second includes technical resins that offer maximum flexibility to adapt to any design challenge.

Ercros' performance in all aspects of sustainability has earned it the Platinum classification awarded by the EcoVadis international rating, obtaining a score of 77 out of 100. With this score, Ercros is among the 1% of companies with this rating. better compliance with environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria.