Climate change

Our efforts to combat climate change, an example according to the UN

2025 target: 39% emissions reduction

Ercros is aligned with the objectives of decarbonisation and the fight against the climate emergency adopted by the EU and with the climate action commitments of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

To make progress in the fight against climate change, we have launched the 3D Plan. We hope that, once the first phase of this plan has been completed in 2025, the direct CO2 emissions generated by our industrial activity will be reduced by 39% compared to 2020 emissions. In 2050 we expect to achieve neutrality of these emissions.

Other targets for 2030 are:

  • Reduce energy consumption by 20%;
  • To achieve that 1% of consumption is produced from renewable energies generated in Ercros' own facilities;
  • To achieve that 70% of electricity consumed comes from renewable sources; and
  • Reduce water consumption by 30%.
Logo of the 3D Investment Plan
3D Plan presentation

The 3D Plan: focused on decarbonisation

The decarbonisation of our activity is one of the three pillars on which the current strategic plan, Plan 3D, for the period 2021-2029 is based.

The 3D Plan includes several actions to combat climate change in the areas of energy efficiency, maximising the use of hydrogen, circular economy and sustainable mobility. The budget allocated to carry out these actions is 31.4 million euros.

Installations for the reuse of waste energy
Waste energy recovery in the pentaerythritol plant
How does the chemical industry contribute to the Green Deal? (video in Spanish)

Evolution of greenhouse gas emissions

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Direct and indirect emissions CO2 equivalent (scope 1 and 2).

2023: pending external verification.

We contribute to achieving the SDGs related to the fight against climate emergency

SDG 7. Affordable and clean energy

SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy

SDG 11. Sustainable cities and communities

SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities

SDG 13. Climate action

SDG 13 - Climate Action

SDG 14. Life below water

SDG 14 - Life under water

SDG 15. Life on land

ODS 15 - Vida y ecosistemas terrestres

Voluntary agreements

Ercros has undertaken external commitments to implement specific best practices to mitigate the climate emergency.

Logo RE4 Industry

RE4Industry project

For a 100% renewable energy for the electro-intensive industry
Generalitat de Catalunya

Climate action commitments of the Government of Catalonia

To achieve CO2 neutrality by 2050.

Gold Member of the Empresa & Clima Foundation

Ercros is a Gold member of the Business and Climate Foundation, a non-profit institution -an official UN observer- which is a benchmark in corporate climate change adaptation and mitigation.