The Sabiñánigo factory improves its sustainability indexes
In fiscal year 2020
In 2020, this factory reduced its emissions rate and its accident rate.
Specifically, the emissions index -which measures the substances emitted into the air and water and the generation of waste- fell by 2% compared to 2019. In the case of direct greenhouse gas emissions, the reduction was 8% compared to the average of the last five years.
In terms of safety, the general accident frequency index –which measures accidents between internal and external personnel (with and without leave) for every million hours worked– decreased by 2% compared to the previous year and by 17% if we compare it with the average of the last five years.
The Sabiñánigo center has certified occupational safety management according to ISO 45001, quality management according to ISO 9001, environmental management according to ISO 14001 and energy management according to ISO 50001; 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 Sabiñánigo factory is part of the Ercros chlorine derivatives division. It directly employs 218 people and in 2020 it had a turnover of 93 million euros. 58% of its production is destined for export. This center is focused on the production of chlorine, caustic soda and the chlorinated derivatives sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid. It is the leading manufacturer in Europe of tablets for the treatment of swimming pool water; the only producer and the first in Europe of sodium chlorite, used mainly to make water drinkable in desalination plants; and the leading producer in Spain of sodium chlorate (used to bleach paper and textile fibers) and potassium carbonate (used to make glass, medicines and detergents).