OCP is active across Morocco and the African continent in development initiatives targeting youth as well as owners of smallholdings.
Rabat – Morocco’s OCP Group is now a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), an international organization of over 200 forward-thinking companies engaged for sustainable development. The Moroccan business announced the move on Wednesday, October 23.
OCP Group’s integration into the WBCSD’s network will empower the Moroccan company in its efforts for sustainability and development. OCP currently collaborates with a number of international partners sharing the same goals and values.
Mostafa Terrab, OCP Chairman and CEO, said “we are delighted to join WBCSD and the other member companies who are part of this vital commitment to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.”
“Our sustainable development vision is deeply rooted in our DNA, as we serve as stewards of the world’s largest reserves of Phosphate, a vital plant nutrient that is critical to the mission of feeding a growing global population in a sustainable fashion,” Terrab added.
Meanwhile, WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker said that “WBCSD is pleased to welcome OCP as our newest member. Ensuring 10 billion people can live well and within the boundaries of the planet by 2050 is central to our vision of a sustainable world.”
“This makes OCP a very valuable addition to our membership and many of our projects, especially as we forge ahead with the transformation of our global food system,” Bakker added.
OCP Group is a world-leading exporter of phosphate and phosphate fertilizers. The group succeeded in establishing itself as one of the most sustainable fertilizer producers in the world, so meeting the sustainable development goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations (UN).
The group launched “the “Circular Economy” which is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources.
WBCSD’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by facilitating collaboration and dialogue between international sustainable businesses for more impactful action. The organization believes that collaboration between private businesses is the only way to achieve the impact and scale necessary to achieve the SDGs.
The WBCSD promotes the development of business solutions and sharing of best practices between its members. WBCSD participates in policy-development to create the right framework for businesses to make an effective contribution to sustainable development.