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OUR APPROACH

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As OCP Group, Phosboucraa has always placed sustainable development at the heart of its strategy ensuring circular growth for the environment, our business and our communities.

At a commercial level, we take an end-to-end ecosystem approach that focuses on smallholder farmers. They make up 70% of sub-Saharan Africa and we believe empowering them is key to improving agriculture yields and producing enough food to feed a growing global population.

We are deeply committed to addressing social needs, building capacity, innovating with partners and expanding local and regional economic opportunities. Our new fertilizer manufacturing plant will generate more jobs, but also the profits to reinvest in further programs.

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Through the action of the Phosboucraa Foundation, we bring to bear significant socio-economic benefits for the people in the Southern Regions – including technical training and education, economic empowerment, homes and other facilities, and financial and medical assistance.

Collaboration and open debate are core to our good governance approach to natural resources, working with NGOs, local authorities and others, particularly as it relates to local communities.

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We are deeply committed to addressing social needs, building capacity, innovating with partners and expanding local and regional economic opportunities. Our new fertilizer manufacturing plant will generate more jobs, but also the profits to reinvest in further programmes.

Through the action of the Phosboucraa Foundation, we bring to bear significant socio-economic benefits for the people in the Southern Regions – including technical training and education, economic empowerment, homes and other facilities, and financial and medical assistance.

Collaboration and open debate are core to our good governance approach to natural resources, working with NGOs, local authorities and others, particularly as it relates to local communities.

Our products feed the soil to feed the planet

So, we naturally think about all of our impacts on the world around us.

100% Low Carbon Energy 100% Low Carbon Energy
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100% Low Carbon Energy

A cluster of massive wind turbines provide well over 99% of the power required for our activities in the Southern Regions. The wind farm is located next to our conveyor, just before it reaches the wharf at Laayoune in prime position to harness the prevailing coastal winds. The energy generated by the farm is clean and green. It significantly reduces the carbon intensity of our work and offsets in excess of 140,00 tons of CO2 annually.


Non-conventional water Non-conventional water
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Non-conventional water

Recycled and re-used in a circular way or taken from the sea and desalinated in the Sahara Desert especially, but across most of Morocco, water is a precious commodity, so Phosboucraa uses it very responsibly. To take steps to conserve the local water supply, we use non-conventional water throughout our operations. This means that water does not come from the ground (from rivers and aquafers), but instead is either recycled and re-used in a circular way or taken from the sea and desalinated.
 
Being on the Atlantic coast, Phosboucraa is in the perfect location to use this non-conventional water; the salt water is transformed into clean water at a desalination plant near Laayoune. This enables Phosboucraa to work on a sustainable water platform – supplementing the local domestic water supply. To meet new demands from the 2017-2022 industrial strategy, we are also constructing a new desalination plant near Laayoune, increasing our capacity by 7.5 million m3.


100%

of water used comes from the Atlantic Ocean

15%

less water consumption than average

21%

of using less seawater than standard


Co-generation power plant Co-generation power plant
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Co-generation power plant

Planning is under way for the construction of a new 65 megawatt co-generation power plant, which will recycle the heat waste created by Sulphuric Acid used at our Crop Nutrient Production Plant. 218 tons an hour will be converted into steam by a new Heat Recovery System, which will then divert the energy to a local generator. This energy will then be distributed to the local power grid, the mines and, in a truly sustainable cycle, back to the processing plants.