The Tarragona complex advances towards decarbonization

In fiscal year 2020


In 2020, the Ercros industrial complex in Tarragona reduced its greenhouse gas emissions and improved the quality of its products.

Specifically, direct greenhouse gas emissions experienced a year-on-year reduction of 7% and 10% compared to the average of the last five years.

In terms of quality, the reduction in the complaints index -which measures the number of tons of products affected by customer complaints about the number of tons sold- was 33% compared to 2019 and 10% compared to the average of the last five years.

The Tarragona complex, which is made up of the Tarragona, Vila-seca I and Vila-seca II factories, has certified occupational safety management according to ISO 45001, quality management according to ISO 9001, the 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 Tarragona complex is part of the Ercros chlorine derivatives division, directly employs 326 workers and in 2020 had a turnover of 209 million euros. The Vila-seca I factory is the main producer in Spain of chlorine, caustic soda and their inorganic derivatives. The one in Vila-seca II is dedicated to the manufacture of PVC. And the one in Tarragona is dedicated to providing services to other companies in the southern polygon of Tarragona.