Monzon factory reduces its emissions by 43%


In 2021, the Ercros factory in Monzón reduced its total emissions and greenhouse gas rates. For the seventh consecutive year, there were no accidents at work among its own staff. Since 2004, contracted company’s staff have not suffered any accidents with sick leave.

Between 2020 and 2021, the emissions indexwhich measures the substances emitted into the air and water and the generation of waste – of the Monzón factory fell by 42.6% compared to the previous year and by 85.9% compared to the average of the last five years. In the case of direct greenhouse gas emissions, the year-on-year reduction was 12.5% and 26.1% compared to the average of the last five years.

The Monzón center has certified the 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 according to ISO 14064. It is also registered in the European environmental audit and management register EMAS.

The performance of Ercros in all aspects of sustainability has earned it the Platinum classification in the international rating EcoVadis, obtaining a score of 84 out of 100 with which Ercros is among the 1% with the best compliance with good ESG practices (environmental, social and governance) of the 75,000 companies evaluated, and has obtained an A rating and 77 points out of 100 in the ESG Rating 2021 of the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts. 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 Monzón factory is part of the chlorine derivatives division of Ercros, directly employs about 30 people and in 2021 had a turnover of more than 20 million euros. This factory is dedicated to the manufacture of PVC compounds, under the Etinox brand; bioplastics under the ErcrosBio brand; and to the research and development of new families of polymers, such as bioplastics with natural fibers, PVC products with recycled material or plasticized PVC filaments for 3D printers.