Automotive industry: Launch of a monitoring and reporting project regarding duty of vigilance


A new project for “Monitoring and reporting on duty of vigilance in the automobile industry in Morocco” was launched on Wednesday in Casablanca, in the presence of the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Ryad Mezzour.

This project, financed by the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Moroccan Association for Automobile Industry and Construction (AMICA), aims to strengthen the capacities of Moroccan small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in terms of duty of vigilance in the automotive industry.

This project, which also aims to strengthen the capacities of companies in the automotive sector to identify, prevent and mitigate risks linked to the environment and governance in their operations and their supply chains, thus reflects the ongoing commitment of the parties stakeholders to promote sustainability and corporate social responsibility in the Moroccan automotive sector.

The project will include several key activities, including awareness raising and training through awareness and training programs will be offered to companies in the automotive sector, the development of monitoring and reporting tools and community engagement by promoting dialogue and collaboration between government, businesses and relevant stakeholders.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Mezzour estimated that the automobile industry must have the necessary vigilance tools to better integrate and manage global value chains (GVC).

“The objective is to demonstrate that, despite external challenges, Morocco remains competitive and capable of improving its integration into GVCs, which is crucial for the development of the automotive sector,” explained Mr. Mezzour.

Emphasizing the opportunities and challenges of the sector, Mr. Mezzour affirmed that this type of project arises from the need to provide actors in the automotive industry with effective tools, allowing them to assess and manage the risks of market, in order to make this ecosystem safer and more transparent, while ensuring compliance with environmental standards.

For his part, AMICA President Abdelmoumen Hakim stressed that this project, which will facilitate the standardization of reporting processes, is essential for the deployment of best practices at all levels of the automotive industry.

“The automotive industry faces multiple future challenges, including adaptation to new, cleaner and more sustainable mobility, and the evolution of industrial processes towards digitalization and decarbonization,” noted Mr. Hakim.

For her part, the UNIDO Country Representative in Morocco, Hanan Hanzaz, affirmed that Morocco is well positioned on the international scene for its efforts in the decarbonization of industry, promoting the long-standing partnership between UNIDO and Morocco in various themes which have contributed to forging a real success story within the framework of South-South cooperation.

The launch of this project marks an important milestone in efforts to promote corporate social responsibility and sustainability in the automotive industry in Morocco.

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