Company awarded Alliance for Water Stewardship accreditation for farms in Agadir and Dakhla

Moroccan tomato specialist Azura Group has been awarded the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) certification for its horticultural sites in Agadir and Dakhla. The AWS standard aims to drive social, cultural, environmental, and economic benefits at site and catchment levels.

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The company said the accreditation was the result of over four years of project management and close coordination with the AWS teams to design and implement a comprehensive sustainable water management strategy across its cherry tomato production farms in Agadir and Dakhla in addition to its packaging facility in Agadir.

As part of the AWS certification process, independent auditors look at various factors within the watersheds where sites are located, such as water quality, water quantity management and engagement with key water-related stakeholders.

“Since our creation, 30 years ago, Azura has been committed to ‘Growing What’s Good’ for the planet, for consumers, for society and for employees. This is what defines our past and present and shapes our ambition for future generations,” Azura said.

“Azura’s ambition is to be a positive, proactive actor which inspires and drives forward positive change. We are convinced that delivering our development strategy in line with our CSR policy and in partnership with our stakeholders will enable us to meet the social, environmental and societal challenges we face.”

CEO Hicham Harakat commented: “Azura Group is proud to receive AWS Certification, which is globally recognised as the most rigorous water stewardship standard for businesses to meet.

“Water is essential to our business and to the communities where we operate. This is why we are committed to being responsible stewards of this vital resource by improving water governance, quality, access to water for all. Our commitment to meet tomorrow’s challenges is even stronger.”