The Ercros factory in Tortosa did not suffer any accidents in 2020


For the second consecutive year, the Tortosa factory did not have any accidents among its own personnel, which has earned it recognition from the Spanish Chemical Industry Business Federation (Feique), which has awarded it the Feique 2020 Safety Award. general accident frequency index – which measures accidents between internal and external personnel (with and without sick leave) for every million hours worked – fell by 23.5% compared to the average of the last five years.

The Tortosa center has certified occupational safety management according to ISO 45001, quality management according to ISO 9001 and environmental management according to ISO 14001; and verified its CO2 emissions in accordance with the ISO 14064 standard. Likewise, it is registered in the European environmental management and audit register EMAS.

Ercros' performance in all aspects of sustainability has earned it the Platinum classification, awarded by the international EcoVadis rating, obtaining a score of 81 out of 100; With this score, Ercros is among the 1% with the best compliance with ESG criteria (environmental, social and governance) of the 75,000 companies evaluated. Likewise, the company has been certified as a CSR Company in the Excellence category, by the Responsible Care program of the global chemical sector.

The Tortosa center belongs to the Ercros intermediate chemicals division and is the third largest producer in the world and the only one in Spain of pentaerythritol and dipentareritol, products used in the manufacture of paints, printing ink and lubricants. It also produces sodium formate, used in the tanning industry and as antifreeze at airports. Likewise, this center houses the R&D department of the intermediate chemistry division, responsible for launching the innovative ErcrosGreen+ and ErcrosTech resins onto the market.