The 4th edition of the International Water Technologies and Sanitation, "SITeau", sponsored by OCP and which took place in Casablanca from January 14 th to 17th has been a real success. More than 2,000 visitors have attended this event which included round tables, a playground space dedicated to children as well as a big space for exhibition where the OCP group stand of 70m2 was located.
OCP Group, official sponsor of this event, presented its optimized water management strategy that goes hand in hand with its industrial development strategy.
It was also the opportunity for the Group to confirm the importance of reasoned water resources management.
The SITeau is a sneak peak of the next World Water Forum which will be held in April 2015 in South Korea. Morocco will award “Hassan II Prize for water " during this Forum.
OCP Group and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) awarded, the AmCham-OCP price of Trade and Investment, during the commercial representation annual gala held on January 17th, 2015. In the "Investment" category, the prize was awarded to CMCP-International Paper Morocco for its commitment to the production of recycled paper
The category "Import" distinguished GESI & Edgeboro EII, a company specialized in waste management and renewable energy, for investing $ 8 million and imported 17, 5 million equipment over the past three years.
Finally, The award “ Export” was awarded to “ Terre et Terroir’s” brand "Secrets Casablanca". Created by three women, “Terre et Terroir” is active in the field of natural cosmetics and wellness products.
The Phosboucraa Foundation is improving its medical caravan in the southern provinces. After the provinces of Guelmim (common Bouizakarne), the first caravan was held in January 2 to the 5th ; 3,820 specialized medical consultations and 116 surgical procedures were offered by 27 doctors and nurses.
The Phosboucraa Foundation organized in partnership with the Medical Moroccan Association of Solidarity (AMMS) and the Ministry of Health a medical caravan in the city of Tata from 16 to 18th January. During this compaign, 4653 medical procedures were provided, including 359 surgeries.
At the main time, the Medical Caravan was also deployed in the city of Dakhla in collaboration with the Association Surgical Caravan (ACCHIR) and the supervisory of the Ministry of Health. 1,740 medical procedures, including 50 25 surgeries were offered.
Different healt medical specialties (ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, endocrinology, pediatrics, ..) and surgical (visceral, obstetrics ...) were provided.
Part of the Environmental Excellence Program, and to leverage governance standards (VOSE, GIASE, DA ...) in favor of the environment, an awareness-half day gathering of 20 employees was held last Thursday in HSE Safi in cooperation with the JV Dupont OCP Operations Consulting. And as a takeway of the program, officials have pledged to systematically use indicators of these standards, to ensure both the security of the sites and the protection of the environment.
Following the bad weather experienced by some parts of the country, several solidarity actions were undertaken by the OCP Foundation to help the affected provinces. In Ouarzazate, a solidarity action, started on December 18, targeting 10 douars in partnership with the association «Parrain du sourire ", and consisted of the distribution of donated food, blankets, clothing and medicine.
A similar operation is planned in the provinces of Sidi Ifni and Tiznit. Identification of local entities that will support implementation of this operation is in progress with the support of the province and local authorities.
In addition, a surgical caravan was organized from November 27 to 29 in the province of Guelmim, in coordination with the Phosboucraâ Foundation and in partnership with ”Association Caravane Chirurgicale “ (22 surgeons and nurses), the Association Mountada al Madina (local association), the Regional Directorate of Health and the Provincial Delegation of Health.
The mobilized medical staff was able to conduct sixty surgeries and nearly 600 consultations at the provincial hospital and in various health centers in the city of Guelmim, even though they were severely affected by the floods. Finally, during the same operation, sixty inmates of the prison of Guelmim have received dental care. This has allowed, in addition to surgery and planned consultations, to strengthen the local medical team and support jointly the sick and flood victims.
Other solidarity actions in Guelmim-Tata region will be supported by the Phosboucraâ Foundation.
On 7 December 2014, at Skhirat, was held the first award ceremony of « Lalla Hasnaa Sustainable Coastline trophies ». Each winner was awarded a trophy by Lalla Hasna, President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection. These trophies recognize the awareness and training efforts to have a coastline sustainable development. This award is also to recognize the effort to spread a social and environmental responsible behaviors to preserve and protect the coastline.
In this occasion, OCP has received the « Clean beaches » trophy which was presented to the CEO Mostafa Terrab. This award recognizes the efforts undertaken by OCP Group in terms of environmental protection, particularly when it comes to « Let’s protect Fishers’ villages » program that was launched with the Rural Commune of Laamachat and that aimed to raise awareness among 500 people, mainly fishers, of the environmental protection of beaches and to keep beaches clean.
In Oulad Azzouz district (in Khouribga province), OCP Foundation undertook the renovation of four primary schools from Alkhiarat school group, in accordance with the partnership between OCP Foundation, Al Jisr association and Ouled Chaoui association for rural development and a Delegation from the Ministry of National Education.
The closing ceremony of the rehabilitation work (outer walls construction, sanitary facilities, water connection, etc) was held last December 4th with the participation of many stakeholders. This was also an opportunity to launch the teaching program planned for those schools.
The aim of the partnership is to provide offering an environment that promotes the academic development.
The OCP Foundation and its partners (UNIDO, Volvo, USAID, Ministry of National Education and professional Training) have launched a regional Academy for training on heavy industrial equipment and commercial vehicles. The academy will receive 150 students annually, coming from morocco Senegal, and Ivory Coast, and will be hosted in the school of Civil Engineering of the Chaouia-Ouardigha Region.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding of the project which aims to improve the employability of youth was held in on 21st of November in Marrakech in parallel of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).
The Regional Academy is part of the OCP foundation’s overall vision that puts education and improving employability of young people at the center of its concerns, aims to contribute to the reduction of youth unemployment in Morocco and offers training according to the market need of the country's industrial sector.
A joint-venture between our Group and the Indian Chambal Fertilizers & Chemicals and Tata Chemicals industrial groups, IMACID is announcing the launch of the "IMACID SHARED PERFORMANCE AWARDS" day, designed to celebrate its industrial partners performing in the fields of health & safety, performance and innovation. Organized on 18 September 2014 in Jorf Lasfar, this event will be marked by the awarding of trophies to 3 of the 29 companies signatory to the IMACID HSE Commitment Charter, having subscribed to an environmentally-responsible industrial approach. These awards aim at improving the performance and skills of IMACID in Health & Safety, performance and innovation, along with those of its industrial ecosystem.
Partner of this film festival’s annual meeting since its first edition, OCP renews its support to the 17th edition of the African cinema festival, taking place in Khouribga from 14 to 21 June 2014.
This annual meeting has become the African cinema outstanding event. The festival, which pays tribute to the Ivory Coast’s cinema this year, aims to promote cultural exchange and dialogue between African cultures.
Willing to share art with the largest number of people, OCP is targeting the neighboring villages across Khouribga and bring screenings to the people of rural communities. For it, OCP adopted a new concept, called « Cinema for everyone », in partnership will all stakeholders of Khouribga town.
Inspired by the Group’s culture of sharing, the new concept “Cinema for everyone” is three-fold:
Open-air screenings: the festival brought for the first time open-air screenings of Moroccan and African movies to more than 6 000 people. In addition to this open air cinema experience, the festival included art workshops animated by local art & culture associations which were much appreciated by spectators.
The Film Caravan: while main festivities are to be in Khouribga town, village screenings were held in neighboring regions across Khouribga – Hettane, Boulanoir, Boujniba – bringing films to people from rural areas and share festivities.
Training workshops for young people held in Khouribga Skills’ Center – Training relating to filmmaking: script writing, film editing, photography... More than 70 young people participated to the workshops animated by professionals of the film industry from different countries.
Local authorities, local economic operators, Foundation of the African Cinema festival, OCP Foundation, OCP’s Sustainable development division, Khouribga Skills’ Center, Social services of Khouribga OCP site, Youth Association … All of them contributed to make this year’s edition a success and share festivities.