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Morocco’s OCP Group: Leaders in Sustainable Development

OCP is the world’s first producer of phosphate-based fertilizers.

Rabat – The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) granted its 2019 Industry Stewardship Gold Medal to the OCP Group for the second year in a row. At the IFA Strategic Forum in Versailles, France on November 20, the IFA recognized OCP’s leadership in sustainable development. 

The IFA Strategic Forum brought together 200 leaders of the phosphate and fertilizer industries, along with partners and experts working on sustainable plant nutrition, from November 18 to 20.

IFA’s president, Mostafa Terrab, presented the award to Hanane Mourchid, the senior vice president of OCP’s Sustainability Platform, on the last day of the forum.  

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The award highlights the OCP’s group efforts to promote industry stewardship, and the group’s strong commitment to health and safety in the workplace.

Thanks to the group’s substantial efforts to promote the best safety standards at OCP industrial sites, the frequency of accidents at OCP sites has dropped by 60% in the last five years. This figure exceeds international performances when considering the Occupational Safety and Health Administration benchmark.   

Morocco’s OCP Group, as a world leader in phosphates, provides essential elements for soil fertility and plant growth. The group is the world’s first producer of phosphate-based fertilizers. 

The IFA award recognizes the strides taken by the Moroccan group to support sustainable agriculture and promote innovation in the field.