From words to deeds: a taste of what we do for sustainability
The result of our commitment
Ercros' commitment to protecting the environment, repairing any damage caused, and its adherence to voluntary alliances for the application of good practices, is reflected in each of the actions adopted by the company. Below are some examples of our actions in favour of the environment.
Some of the actions we are undertaking to protect the environment:
We clean up or regenerate soils and environments affected by the historical activity of our factories.
We have wastewater treatment plants; filtering and emission abatement systems; and enclosures for acoustic emission sources and equipment silencers. We also have an online control and monitoring system to act when any deviation from optimum conditions occurs.
Examples of actions to protect biodiversity
We belong to the board of trustees of the Sebes Natural Area, located in front of the Flix factory and which forms part of the Plan of Areas of Natural Interest in Catalonia (PEIN).
Ercros and the Flix City Council periodically renew the collaboration agreement by which we confirm our adherence to the plan and reinforce our commitment to the council in matters of social responsibility.
We have launched a project to restore and protect the Cardona Salt Valley - a site that is also included in the PEIN - by reforesting the areas that have been left free after the end of salt extraction from a dump formed by potash mining.
Our Monzón and Vila-seca II facilities have a system for collecting accidental losses of plastic micro-waste in order to prevent it from ending up on the ground and in the aquatic environment.
The Monzón factory has passed the Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) audit, a global voluntary commitment of the plastics industry that pursues the goal of zero pellet losses and that accredits certified companies for compliance with regulations on micro plastics.