Circular economy : Building a virtuous ecosystem

Every year, the world consumes 1,7 times what the earth produces as resources. By 2050, if nothing changes, this rate will be multiplied by two under the influence of demographic and economic growth. The challenge is thus to respond to the growing consumption needs – for the sake of food security, amongst others – while preserving a maximum of resources. Today, the circular economy is clearly a means to achieving this end. In any case, it is the bet that OCP is taking with the ambition of becoming the circular economy champion in the fertilizers industry.

Following this path, the OCP Group is fixing ambitious goals by launching its Circular Economy Program articulated around four major programs: preservation of the resource, sustainable production, mindful consumption and creation of value by means of transformation and recycling. This circular approach aims at creating not only a new green dynamic within the Group, but it also encourages the symbiosis with the industrial ecosystem and the collaboration with the communities.

An integrated vision articulated around four major programs 




OCP sets itself with ambitious objectives 

100% green power
Windmill, solar or co-generated tone production ~ 25% of national green power produced by OCP (so ~ 14% of the annual consumption in energy)
Zero consumption of conventional water
Total water consumption coming from desalinated water or purified wastewater
Mines rehabilitation for the communities' benefit
X2 of land exploited every year
Creation of 60 000 seasonal jobs and 2 000 permanent jobs in the agricultural sector
Emissions control and wastewater management
Exploitation of all available technological advances to reduce emissions and discharges
Maximize the value of low content phosphate
and recycle the rocks recoverable elements
Implement a «Smart» agriculture
Develop the «Smart Fetilizers»
An innovative and incorporated solutions to support farmers
Use our waste as a source of value
24 000 tons of industrial waste to price every year, with a potential of job creation

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