The Tortosa factory reduces its emissions by 20%


The Ercros factory in Tortosa reduced its emissions rate by 20% in 2018 compared to the average of the last five years and 9% compared to the previous year. This index measures the substances emitted into the air and water and the waste generated, and is a faithful reflection of Ercros' commitment to the environment and sustainability.

In Ercros as a whole, the rate of direct greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 11%, while the rate of total emissions has been reduced by 15.5% in homogeneous terms compared to 2017.

The Tortosa center belongs to the Ercros intermediate chemicals division and is the only producer in Spain and fourth in the world of pentaerythritol and dipentareritol, products used in the production of paints, printing inks and lubricants. It also produces sodium formate – used in the tanning industry and as antifreeze at airports. The R&D department of the intermediate chemistry division is located in this center.

The Tortosa factory is registered in the European EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) register. Likewise, it has approved its environmental management system, according to the ISO 14001:2015 standard; quality, according to the ISO 9001:2015 standard, and prevention, according to the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard.

Ercros has voluntarily adhered to the Responsible Care program since 1994, which aims to ensure that chemical companies -in the development of their activity- achieve continuous improvements in relation to the safety and protection of the health of their workers, the protection of people and facilities, the environment, product stewardship, communication and transparency.