Our commitments

Ercros' commitment to the prosperity and sustainability of the planet is aligned with the SDGs included in the UN's Agenda 2030

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We contribute to achieve the 17 UN SDGs

We have aligned Ercros' business strategy with long-term global sustainability initiatives. 

Through our business and the way we operate, and through the products we make, we contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs included in the UN 2030 Agenda. We also contribute to achieving the SDGs through the relationships we build with our workforce and other stakeholders.

The contribution of our products is strategic to achieving SDGs 3 and 6, while our business is closely linked to the achievement of SDGs 8, 9 and 12; finally, the integration of ESG criteria (environmental, social and governance) in our business management leads us to meet the remaining SDGs.

SDGs where we have strategic contribution

SDG 3. Health and well-being
SDG 3 - Good health and well-being

We are a manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients and disinfectants, biocides and viricides, which fight diseases and prevent infections.

In addition, our centres have a health and safety monitoring and prevention system, and we conduct campaigns to promote healthy lifestyles.

SDG 6. Clean water and sanitation
SDG 6 - Clean water and sanitation

We manufacture essential products for the disinfection and potabilisation of water.

In addition, we manage water sustainably in all our factories and ensure that wastewater from our facilities is free of pollutants.

SDGs, inseparable from our activity

SDG 7. Affordable and clean energy
SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy

We implement and certify the energy management system, have quantified targets for reducing energy consumption and increasing renewable sources, and invest in the most efficient technology to achieve these targets.

SDG 8. Decent work and economic growth
SDG 8 - Decent work and economic growth

We ensure decent working conditions; support freedom of association; promote respect for human rights; and comply with laws, regulations and voluntary commitments.

SDG 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
SDG 9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure

We have industrial facilities where we carry out our activity and we innovate and invest in order to have more efficient and sustainable processes and products.

SDG 11. Sustainable cities and communities
SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities

With the taxes we pay to public administrations, we contribute to the implementation and maintenance of public services for the benefit of all citizens.

With the sustainable management and standards we apply in our activity, we improve the environment.

SDG 12. Responsible consumption and production
SDG 12 - Responsible production and consumption

We offer goods and services that meet the needs of the market and thus contribute to social welfare. We apply product stewardship criteria to ensure responsible use of our products throughout their life cycle.

SDG 13. Climate action
SDG 13 - Climate Action

We have plans with quantified objectives to advance in the decarbonisation of our activity; the environmental management system we have in place promotes the reduction of CO2 emissions and we report transparently on the evolution of environmental indicators.

SDGs in our corporate DNA

SDG 1 logo. No poverty
SDG 1 - No poverty

We contribute to the economic prosperity of society by remunerating our employees appropriately, paying fair prices to our suppliers, charging proportionate prices to our customers and participating honestly and transparently in the market.

SDG 2 logo, zero hunger
SDG 2 - Zero Hunger

We produce basic raw materials for the food industry and agriculture.

In addition, we offer products that minimise food waste and organise food bank donation campaigns among our staff.

SDG 4 logo. Quality education
SDG 4 - Quality education

We implement continuous training schemes for our employees; we collaborate with educational centres; we participate in dual training programmes; and we hire students to do their training internships at our facilities. We also sponsor school activities.

SDG 5 logo. Gender equality
SDG 5 - Gender equality

We have an equality plan and internal rules to promote gender equality; we prohibit any kind of discrimination, especially in recruitment, promotion and training; and we promote family reconciliation and a work environment free of coercion.

SDG 10. Reduced inequalities
ODS 10 - Reducción de las desigualdades

Proporcionamos condiciones laborales dignas y prohibimos cualquier tipo de discriminación en nuestros centros de trabajo.

Ofrecemos al mercado productos asequibles que contribuyen al bienestar de la sociedad.

SDG 14. Life below water
SDG 14 - Life below water

We have a voluntary agreement to prevent accidental losses of microplastics from our plants into the aquatic and marine environment; we control and minimise waste emissions in effluents; and we innovate in biodegradable materials in water.

We collaborate with a non-profit organisation whose aim is to protect marine animals.

SDG 15. Life on land
SDG 15 - Life on land

We carry out programmes to protect and restore the biodiversity around our production sites; we manage the waste we generate responsibly; and we collaborate with organisations and institutions to prevent the misuse of our products by third parties from damaging the ecosystem.

SDG 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
SDG 16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions

At Ercros we have implemented a mandatory code of ethical conduct which, among other things, includes good practices to fight corruption, fraud and bribery, promote respect for human rights and collaborate with institutions.

SDG 17. Partnerships for the goals
SDG 17 - Partnerships for the goals

We have embedded the SDGs in our corporate culture and have signed voluntary agreements to commit to the adoption of best practices in our business.

The UN has included several of Ercros' actions in its dossier of good practices in SDGs

Rueda de los ODS
Financial year 2023

Figures showing our contribution to the SDGs


European manufacturer of fosfomycin (broad-spectrum antibiotic)


Spanish manufacturer of sodium hypochlorite (water disinfectant and potabiliser)

4,000 t

Of products leaving our factories every day


Patents filed


Of activity with environmental and safety certification

19 M€

Of investments and expenditure on environmental protection


Reduced energy consumption (vs 2022)


Greenhouse gas reduction (vs 2022)


Staff with permanent contracts


Women in the workforce

27 hours

Average annual training per person

28 M€

Paid in taxes, fees, levies and dues

Commitments and acknowledgements

Responsible Care Company Excellence
External voluntary agreements

Ercros voluntarily subscribes to agreements and good practice programmes.

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Certifications and accreditations

Ercros certifies, through external verification companies, compliance with the voluntary commitments it undertakes.

Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores CNMV
Our internal commitments

As a listed and responsible company, Ercros has an extensive body of internal regulations where it sets out and develops its principles of action.

Partnerships with other organisations

Ercros forges alliances with other organisations to apply good management practices and defend sectoral interests.

Comunidad Por el Clima del Pacto Mundial de la ONU
Awards and recognitions

We are proud of the public recognition of our management.