Cerdanyola achieves, for the 2nd consecutive year, not having any work accidents

Cerdanyola del Vallès,

The Ercros factory in Cerdanyola ended 2019 without suffering any occupational accidents, thus linking two consecutive years with a general accident frequency index – which measures accidents between its own and external personnel (with and without leave) per million hours worked – equals zero. A historic milestone, the result of the commitment of the workforce, made up of more than 100 workers, to occupational safety and the work carried out in prevention.

In environmental matters, the Cerdanyola factory reduced its CO2 emissions rate by 5.5% and is a faithful reflection of the company's commitment to the fight against climate change.

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 Cerdanyola center belongs to the Ercros intermediate chemicals division and produces more than 250 types of molding powders, with a wide variety of applications: from electrical material, such as switches and plugs, to sanitary covers and seats, through plugs for the cosmetic industry, buttons, billiard balls or tableware. In 2019, it expanded its production capacity by 3,000 t/year, which represents an increase of 14% to reach 25,000 t/year.

It has approved its environmental management system, according to the ISO 1400 standard; quality, according to the ISO 9001 standard; and prevention, according to the OHSAS 18001 standard (in the process of migration to ISO 45001).

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.