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ONHYM has initiated the implementation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) by taking into account, on a voluntary basis, social and environmental concerns in its operations and in their interaction with other actors "stakeholders". This is to integrate social, environmental and governance in its strategy and in its operational activities to manage more effectively the potential risks and achieve greater credibility and greater confidence on the part of the society.

ONHYM has enacted a strategy for reducing the environmental impact of exploration activities and oil production to prevent pollution, preserve ecosystems and protect the environment.

This strategy aims the precautionary principle application, the use of best environmental practices and, where appropriate, restoration of sites in case of injury.

A set of environmental protection measures are in place to minimize the impact of operations and oil production works and mitigate any negative effects on the environment.

ONHYM ensures that CSR actions are implemented by its partners in accordance with the standards and good practices in the oil and mining industry.

All ONHYM 's partners in the framework of various research projects and exploitation of hydrocarbons in Morocco, both onshore than offshore , have QSE procedures respecting the norms and international standards.

ONHYM 's partners are required to carry out environmental impact studies before beginning their work that quantify the potential effects of each project on the environment. A second step is to determine the technical means to reduce or even prevent it;

Each oil company has an environmental risk management policy.

Applying a security benchmark by each oil company operating in Morocco is the actual standard.


Oil companies operating in Morocco reinforce the palpable effects of their presence and promote their local integration by taking into account the social, environmental , and economic conditions in their operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders (civil society, government , NGO ...) and contribute to sustainable development issues .

Kosmos and Chevron represent models as part of the business contribution to sustainable development challenges in Morocco in compliance with legislation and collective agreements.

Kosmos and Chevron have started in recent years, and in close collaboration with the Moroccan government, ONHYM, and various representatives of civil society, a process to integrate the concerns of social, environmental, ethical in their activities exploration by:

  • The definition of an ethic, formalized in a charter,
  • Linking with the stakeholders of the company (company representatives and government, community groups, local authorities, civil society represented by NGOs)
  • The implementation of risk management programs,
  • Increased monitoring of security principles,
  • An environmental, social and societal watch
  • Knowledge management projects in support of innovation, which also involve several types of economic agents: territorial public actors of teaching and research (centers of excellence).

The practical implementation of social responsibility of the oil companies in Morocco, helped establishing and developing more strategic projects in different regions of Morocco, and which concern several areas:


Petroleum Exploration and Sustainable Development as part of CSR


CSR Progrem


Rehabilitation and reinforcement of seven schools in Boujdour

Collaboration with the Ministry of Health for prevention / awareness of 4750 students

Financing fishing cooperatives in collaboration with the Ministry of Fisheries ( Sidi Ifni - Sidi abed )

Graduate Scholarships in the Oil & Gas sector and establishment of a PHD program in collaboration with Chevron / Fullbright

Evaluation of vocational training centers’ capacities in Dakhla and Agadir in the ​​trade / logistics fields of the O & G sector

Setting up training centers in Agadir and Dakhla on entrepreneurship and employability

Development project partnerships ( financial support to organizations : enactus " SIFE " Injaz Al Maghrib , BODY Africa , Millennium Challenge Corporation & the Ministry of Fisheries )


Petroleum Exploration and Sustainable Development as part of CSR


CSR Progrem


Reinforcement of national capacities in Petroleum and geoscience engineering

Establishment of a center of excellence in economic development initiatives

Improving health services (CHU of Marrakech and hospitals in the region of Souss Massa Draa)

Partnership with Kosmos for the MCAP program « Morocco Capacity Advencement Partnership » : Training on three fields : Oil & Gas industry, the economic development and health.


Petroleum Exploration and Sustainable Development as part of CSR


CSR Progrem


Participation in the financing of Dar Taliba’s construction in Laayoune


Literacy funding of two classes in the region of Essaouira


Rehabilitation and construction of latines in a girls’ school in Takaddoum, Rabat


Eye exams and glasses provision in primary schools of Rissani and Jerada


Drilling of Hydraulic wells in Tamanar


Acquisition and distribution of solar energy lamps for fishermen in the region of Agadir (lamps prevent accidents during night fishing)