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OCP receives IFA Gold Medal

OCP Group won, for the second year in a row, the gold medal of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA) for a responsible industry.

The award was presented by IFA President Mostafa Terrab to Hanane Mourchid, Senior Vice President – Sustainability Platform at OCP Group on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, on the sidelines of the IFA Strategic Forum in Versailles, France.

The award recognizes OCP Group’s commitment to safety. This recognition is in addition to the OCP Group Medal awarded last year for its environmental efforts, and once again recognizes OCP’s leadership in sustainable development.

With regard to health and safety at work, the OCP Group has deployed enormous efforts and means to respect the best safety standards based on anticipation, risk prevention and the continuous mobilization of all its employees.

With the support of DuPont OCP Operations Consulting (DOOC), a joint venture between OCP and Dupont dedicated to safety, health and the environment, the Group has set up a safety excellence program entitled “0 incident”. This program aims to bring external collaborators and subcontractors to the state of security interdependence, where every individual is not only responsible for their own safety, but also for their colleagues in their workplace.

OCP has deployed 18 safety, health and environmental standards on all its industrial sites, involving external collaborators and subcontractors, promoting the reporting and handling of incidents on a daily basis to prevent accidents, covering Risks of daily interventions at height, in confined spaces, risk analyzes at different individual workstations, HSE management of external companies … up to the standards of choice and quality of personal protective equipment for employees.

This major transformation project, which was initially cultural, was supported by top management and relied on a solid governance system including training, measurements and feedback of field indicators, audits and continuous improvement.

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