The Flix factory improves all its sustainability indices
In fiscal year 2020
In 2020, the Ercros factory in Flix reduced its total emissions rate, greenhouse gas emissions and its accident rate.
Specifically, the emissions index -which is an indicator that allows assessing performance in terms of air and water emissions and waste generation- fell by 12% compared to 2019 and 19% compared to the average of the last five years. In the case of direct greenhouse gas emissions, the interannual reduction was 5% and compared to the average of the last five years, 24%.
In terms of safety, for the third consecutive year, the factory did not have any accidents at work among its own personnel (with and without sick leave), so the general frequency rate has remained zero for the last three years.
This center is certified for environmental management according to ISO 14001 and occupational safety management according to ISO 45001; and verified their CO2 emissions in accordance with the ISO 14064 standard.
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 Flix factory is part of the Ercros chlorine derivatives division. It directly employs about 50 people and in 2020 it had a turnover of 11 million euros. It exports 20% of its production. In Flix, dicalcium phosphate is produced under a maquila system. This product is used to manufacture compound feed as it provides phosphorus and calcium, essential nutrients for the development of animals.