The AZURA group, one of the world’s leading companies in the fields of fruits, vegetables and aquaculture, and SUEZ, a leader in circular waste solutions, announce the signature of contracts to operate composting platforms dedicated to organic waste emanating from Azura’s operations that are located in Agadir and Dakhla regions.
SUEZ and the AZURA Group have signed two contracts, with a duration of 6 years each, for the implementation of platforms for transforming organic waste into compost. With an overall capacity of 116 000 tons of organic waste per year, those platforms will produce 42 000 tons of compost and 43,000 tons of semi-finished Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) annually.
This solution aims to address circular economy and resources preservation challenges to which the AZURA and SUEZ groups are strongly committed. Indeed, in a context of water stress, compost, as an organic amendment, represents a valuable alternative to increase water retention and improve soil quality. It also responds to climate challenges by reintegrating carbon into the soil. Furthermore, the produced compost will be sold by a local partner to agricultural producers in the region, thus creating value for the territory.
This contract is the culmination of a strong partnership between the AZURA Group and SUEZ, which began in 2020 with the contract for the management and re-circularization of waste from AZURA Group’s activities.
“Sustainability and Responsibility are at the heart of all the Azura Group’s activities. This new partnership with SUEZ demonstrates, once again, our strong commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and which was notably formalized by signing an agreement with the “science-based initiative” (SBTI). Indeed, Thanks to the implementation of composting units for our organic waste, we will reduce our carbon footprint by around 16,000 t CO2eq each year. » declared Mr. Hicham Harakat, Chief Executive Officer of the Azura Group.
“This contract marks a new stage in the relationship with AZURA. It is a testament to the ability of SUEZ’s teams in Morocco to continuously offer its customers resilient and innovative, differentiating and high value-added solutions to reduce the environmental impact of their activities. The know-how of our local teams, at the service of AZURA and other Moroccan companies, also contributes to local economic growth. », underlines Benjamin Vauthier, General Managing Director of SUEZ in Morocco.