New Zealand’s Chatham Rock Phosphate said in their latest release that they are joining the World Ocean Council (WOC), the international business leadership alliance for “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”.
According to the announcement, Chatham Rock Phosphate aims to be the premier supplier of direct application phosphate to the global agricultural sector, in support of sustainable farming and agricultural practices.
Chris Castle, Chatham Rock Phosphate CEO, said: “Key minerals such as phosphate are critical to sustainable development. Marine sources for these minerals will play an increasingly important role as terrestrial sources become depleted and the procedures and technology for responsible extraction are developed.”
“The WOC provides a unique global industry platform for responsible marine mining operators to collaborate and to engage with other ocean industries and stakeholders on responsible use of ocean resources.”
Chatham Rock Phosphate is working to maintain its involvement at the forefront of the marine minerals sector to leverage its expertise as a project pioneer as it develops a pathway for phosphate products for the agricultural and retail sectors.