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The Ercros factory in Sabiñánigo, awarded for its occupational safety

Sabiñánigo, June 2, 2022. - The Ercros factory in Sabiñánigo has been awarded the 2021 Feique Safety award, granted by the Business Federation of the Spanish Chemical Industry (Feique) for not having had any accidents among its own personnel throughout 2021. In addition to Sabiñánigo, the Ercros factory in Cerdanyola and Tortosa have also received this award.

Ercros premio Feique Sabinanigo
From left to right: Carlos Arranz, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Luis Gállego and Cristina Finestra, director and head of prevention at the Sabiñánigo factory, respectively; and Juan Labat, CEO of Feique

This good result in terms of safety is largely due to the involvement of the people who work at Ercros and the regular awareness campaigns that are carried out, as well as the multiple actions and activities that are carried out to improve the safety of both the people who work in the factory and that of its facilities every day.

The Sabiñánigo factory has its occupational health and safety management system certified according to the ISO 45001 standard; environmental management according to the ISO 14001 standard; energy management according to the ISO 50001 standard; quality management according to ISO 9001; and is registered in the register of the European Environmental Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). In addition, its CO2 emissions have been verified in accordance with the ISO 14064 standard.

This factory belongs to the Ercros chlorine derivatives division. It directly employs 223 people and in 2021 it had a turnover of 101 million euros. 54% of its production is intended for export. This centre produces chlorine, caustic soda and the chlorinated derivatives sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid. It is the first European producer and fourth in the world of tablets for swimming pool water treatment; the only producer in Europe of sodium chlorite, and the first producer in Spain of sodium chlorate and potassium carbonate.

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