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OCP Group becomes member of European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform

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OCP Group has become a member of the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP) for the promotion of sustainable phosphorus management.

OCP will exchange knowledge and best practices with the ESPP’s 40+ members and wide network of scientists and companies, who span the entire value chain of phosphate and phosphorus.

OCP mines, processes, manufactures, and exports phosphate products from Morocco, reaching farmers in Europe, in Africa, America and across the world.

The ESPP was formed in March 2013 from a declaration by organisations committed to sustainable phosphorus. Members of the ESPP cover a wide range of expertise across the phosphorus value chain, including phosphorus mining and processing, water and waste treatment, agriculture, phosphorus reuse and recycling and phosphorus innovation and technologies. Committed to work for a sustainable and optimised management of the resource, members of the ESPP span the private sector, NGOs and governmental organisations. As a member of the ESPP, OCP will contribute to discussions, aid research conducted by the platform and promote sustainable phosphate management.

Hanane Mourchid, Sustainibility & Green Industrial Development Director at OCP Group said: “We are thrilled to become a member of the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform. Phosphorus is vital for life and as a responsible custodian of the world’s most important phosphate reserves known to date, we are committed to maximising the potential of this vital resource, using innovation and R&D to produce phosphate products that help feed the world sustainably. Being a part of the ESPP enables us to continue the work we have been doing in optimising and managing phosphate use in our industry, while exchanging knowledge with other major players that share the same commitment. If we are to continue feeding our growing population, it is vital that continue to find new and innovative ways of managing phosphate resources.”

Ludwig Hermann, ESPP President said: “The ESPP gathers organisations across the phosphorus value chain that are committed to tackling phosphorus sustainability challenges. We are delighted to welcome the OCP Group as a member. As a big player within the phosphate industry and a large contributor of phosphorus research, we are excited by the opportunities for innovation around phosphate management, particularly recycling methods that will come from this partnership. Ongoing discussions and knowledge sharing are crucial for ensuring there is advancement in the responsible use of phosphorus which will feed our world for centuries to come.”

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