GROUP

CASABLANCA - SOMACA

In 2005, Renault bought a controlling interest in Société Marocaine de Constructions Automobiles, which was privatized in 2003. The plant has assembled Kangoo since 1999 and started producing Logan in 2005.

Situation 

The SOMACA plant is located to the north-east of Casablanca, along the Rabat motorway, in the municipality of Sidi Moumen. The site is in an industrial zone, close to residential areas.

 
The site was included in the Renault group’s reporting scope in 2006. 

 

ISO 14001 certification earned in early 2008 

 

Highlights 

The Environmental Management System (EMS) was implemented at Somaca in 2007. This enabled the site to earn ISO 14001 certification. To do so, all the actors in the EMS mobilized the entire workforce around eight targets approved by the management review.
  

On World Environment Day, an environmental convention was organized.  A special edition of the Environment Folder in the Somaca internal newsletter was distributed to staff.
 

Every year the plant organizes events to raise staff awareness on environmental issues. 
 

Key environmental data 

 

2009

Change since 2008

Change since 2007

Water consumption (thousands of m3)

186.3

-21%

-29%

Liquid discharge

 

 

 

Suspended solids (kg/d)

163.4

49% 

nc

OM (kg/d)

274.8

134% 

nc

Toxic metals (kg/d)

16.9

190%

 nc

Atmospheric emissions

 

 

 

Direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions (t CO2 equivalent)

26,663

*

*

NOx emissions (t)

4.1

-5%

-8%

SO2 emissions (t)

0.2

-5%

-8%

Emissions of VOC produced by painting processes (g/m²)

111

-25%

-10%

Hazardous waste (t)

835

11%

*

Energy (MWh LHV)

53,714

5%

9%

 

(*): change in scope

 

For further details, see registration documents: 

 

 

 

 

Key facts 

  • Address
    Plant SOMACA - Km 12, Autoroute de Rabat Ain Sebaa - Casablanca - BP 2628 - Maroc
  • Activity
    Body Assembly
  • Certification
    ISO 14001 earned in 2008