January 18, 2017

On the occasion of the organization of COP22 in Marrakech, the Moroccan Agency for the Development of Logistics, in partnership with the Moroccan Confederation of Companies in Morocco (CGEM), organized a ceremony during which the Moroccan Charter in Favor of Green Logistics was formally signed. The signing took place during a Side-Event on the theme “What Initiatives to take to make of Green Logistics a Genuine Lever of Sustainable Development?” And many key actors in the logistics community. The event was started in the presence of Mrs. Meriem Bensaleh Chekroun, CGEM’s President; Mr. Youness Tazi, AMDL’s General Manager, and several presidents and general managers of professional federations and associations and of public and private companies.

The event, which is part of the Moroccan Green Logistic (MGL) Initiative, was an occasion to exchange views about the best practices on the global scale, in the area of “Green Logistics” and to underscore the initiatives that are currently underway or planned in Morocco in the area of green logistics.

The initial subscribers to the Charter are made up of a dozen professional federations and associations covering these sectors: transport and logistics; export; agribusiness; public works and construction; sea-food processing industries; consulting and engineering firms; in addition to upwards of fifty key institutional, economic, and logistics actors.

By signing the Charter, these actors commit to carrying out and supporting projects and initiatives which contribute to the development of green logistics at different levels—ranging from the development and operation of logistical infrastructures and facilities that are efficient in environmental area to the use of clean materials and equipments, and from the adoption of clean practices in the management of logistical chains, to training, research and development, as well as standardization and labeling.

Morocco thus endows itself with a new framework of public-private partnership, which makes it possible to federate all the efforts being expended in the framework of an inclusive, coherent, perennial, and voluntary approach designed to maximize the contribution of the national logistical sector to the objectives of sustainable development as envisioned by our country.

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