Sabiñánigo improves its safety by 48% and reduces its CO2 emissions by 10.5%


The Ercros factory in Sabiñánigo, in 2019, reduced its general accident frequency index by 48% – which measures accidents between its own and external personnel (with and without sick leave) for every million hours worked – compared to 2018; In addition, there were no accidents among its own personnel, more than 200 people. These good results are the product of the commitment of the entire workforce in terms of safety and the work carried out in prevention.

In environmental matters, the center of Huesca reduced the rate of CO2 emissions by 10.5%; percentage that rises to 15% if this index is compared with the average of the last five years.

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 Ercros factory in Sabiñánigo produces chlorine and its derivatives using membrane technology, the most advanced and respectful of the environment. It is the leading European producer of ATCC and the leading Spanish producer of sodium chlorate and chlorite. In 2019, it has expanded its ATCC production capacity by 6,000 t/year, reaching 28,000 t/year. ATCC is used in the treatment of swimming pool water.

This factory is registered in the European EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) register. It has approved its environmental management system, according to the ISO 14001 standard; quality, according to the ISO 9001 standard; prevention, according to the OHSAS 18001 standard (in the process of migrating to ISO 45001); and energy management according to the ISO 50001 standard.

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.