The Tasmanian based fertilizer producer Impact has stopped its imports from Western Sahara.
Mr. Jim Mole, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Impact Fertilisers wrote on 21 October to the Australia Western Sahara Association stating “Impact Fertilisers has not sourced phosphate rock from Western Sahara for a considerable period of time now… Additionally, we have no current plans to source product from this region in future.”
Western Sahara Resource Watch has followed Impact's imports for a number of years. See video to the right.
The Australia Western Sahara Association welcomes the decision by Impact Fertilisers to halt importing phosphates from the occupied territories of Western Sahara.
On 30 September this year the Swedish government pension fund divested from another Australian phosphate importer, Incitec Pivot Ltd, as a result of its trade in phosphate from Western Sahara.
Siemens Gamesa, Siemens Energy and Enel Spa have been excluded by Norway's largest private asset manager for contributing to violations of international law in occupied Western Sahara.
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The following overview enlists stock-exchange registered companies currently operating in Western Sahara. Updated 5 October 2020.