Australian importer temporarily avoids Western Sahara phosphates

Western Sahara Resource Watch,  06.10 – 2012

The Australian company Wesfarmers stated in its annual report that it for the coming production year, it will avoid phosphates from Western Sahara. Its fertiliser subsidiary company, CSBP has been a main importer of the controversial resource from the occupied territory.
On 27 September, Wesfarmers published its 2012 annual report. The company, which has for over two decades been a major importer of phosphate rock from Western Sahara, wrote:
“In late 2009, the division announced an investment of almost $5million in a regenerative thermal oxidiser (RTO) to allow diversification of phosphate rock supply options…..(cont.)

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