OCP Group adapts its activities and accelerates its actions to combat climate changeAs the world faces the joint demands of a growing population...OCP Group adapts its activities and accelerates its actions to combat climate change
As the world faces the joint demands of a growing population and an environmental crisis, Morocco’s OCP Group, the world leader in phosphate mining and fertiliser production, has redoubled its efforts to increase fertiliser production while reducing its carbon footprint.
As custodian of the world’s largest reserves of phosphate, OCP plays a key role in feeding future populations and takes the risks of climate change very seriously.
Humanity today consumes far more resources than the planet can offer, and the ecological damage will almost certainly get worse as a result of population and economic growth. OCP’s challenge is therefore to meet growing consumption needs in order to guarantee food security, while using a minimum of resources.
Mining and processing phosphate, however, is an energy-intensive industry, and OCP is investing heavily in research and technology that will make these processes as efficient and sustainable as possible.
“OCP is working to meet demand for phosphate, while at the same time rebalancing our environmental impact and converting it into positive opportunities for the wider community,” says Hanane Mourchid, OCP’s chief sustainability officer. “In order to achieve this target, we have implemented several roadmaps to meet our environmental, social and governance commitments, with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2040, while meeting 100 per cent of our electricity needs through clean sources in 2026.”