The Aranjuez factory awarded for its job security

Aranjuez, October 9, 2020. - The Ercros factory in Aranjuez has been awarded the Feique 2019 Security Award granted by the Spanish Chemical Industry Business Federation (Feique). This award recognizes chemical industry production centers with more than 50 workers that during the year have not recorded accidents with or without leave among their own personnel.

In 2019, Ercros' general accident frequency rate -which measures accidents with and without sick leave for every million hours worked- was 2.5, a figure much lower than the average for companies associated with Feique in that period.

The Aranjuez factory belongs to the Ercros pharmacy division, has a workforce of 211 workers, exports 91% of its production and is dedicated to the manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API's), mainly in the field of antibiotics, obtained both by fermentation and by chemical synthesis.

The center has certified its environmental management according to the ISO 14001 standard; occupational safety management according to the OSHAS 18001 standard; quality management according to ISO 9001; and has its CO2 emissions verified, in accordance with the ISO 14064-1 standard.