ERCO has an outstanding record of protecting its people, the communities in which it operates and the environment. As with our approach to the overall concept of sustainability, safety and environmental protection are far more than words, hopes, or intentions to ERCO. They are real objectives with tangible results that we work hard to achieve, maintain, and continuously improve.

As a producer of specialized inorganic chemicals, we are highly aware that our manufacturing operations carry intrinsic risks, and that the consequences of an accidental release or a transportation accident could be serious to us and the public. Accordingly, safety and environmental protection are of the utmost importance to ERCO – and they have been for as long as we have been in operation.

ERCO plants are designed using recognized best engineering practices to prevent a chemical leak. Systems are designed with multiple layers of protection to minimize the impact if a leak occurs, and to keep a release confined within the plant boundaries. Beyond plant design, ERCO maintains a centralized and comprehensive Environmental Management System based on the principles of Responsible Care®.

Guided by our Responsible Care® ethic, ERCO takes a comprehensive “Plan-Do-Check-Act” approach to safety, security and environmental protection. Policies and procedures govern our plant operations, logistics and other activities. Specific performance indicators measure our progress, and we participate in the Responsible Care® verification process (then scroll to bottom of page and click on link), which includes direct verifications and audits of our facilities followed by detailed reports that identify any areas for improvement.

This approach ensures that we “stay sharp” and never stop improving, because our people and our communities deserve nothing less.

Safety and Environmental Policies