Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kenitra
The city of Kenitra is on Morocco’s Atlantic coast near the national capital of Rabat. It is also home to the Kenitra Paper Mill. In 2013, International Paper installed a new state-of-the-art waste water treatment plant.
An investment of approximately 50 million dirhams (€4.5 million), the new treatment plant is part of a comprehensive environmental program by International Paper’s Moroccan corrugated packaging subsidiary, known locally as CMCP-International Paper.
The facility will limit the impact of discharges into the environment and contribute to the preservation of water resources. This ambitious project confirms the commitment of International Paper to ecology. 100% of the Kenitra mill’s products are recyclable. In addition, the plant recycles 70% of all paper and cardboard waste collected in Morocco.
The investment is part of a wider corporate social responsibility program aiming to reach the highest ethical standards in such areas as corporate governance, environmental protection, anti-corruption, human rights and commitment to the community. Proof of this commitment is the Label for Corporate Social Responsibility awarded to the company in 2011 by the CGEM (Confederation of Moroccan Businesses). In fact, International Paper was the first company in the country’s packaging sector to receive this distinction.