This project was approved under the Bank's Resilience Framework, approved by the Board of Directors on 13 March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of the urgent need to deliver this project, the President granted a deviation from the timelines for disclosure of PSDs under the Resilience Framework, as contemplated by Section V of the Directive on Access to Information. The deviation approved by the President provides that disclosure of PSDs for projects approved under the Resilience Framework may be deferred, but shall be disclosed as early as practicable, and in any event no later than the date of signing.
The Project involves the provision of a senior loan of up to EUR 25 million to be provided to Netlog Lojistik Hizmetleri A.S. under the Bank's Resilience Framework.
The proceeds of EBRD financing will be used to finance Netlog's liquidity needs during the Covid-19 outbreak.
ETI score: 60
The transition impact of the project stems from the following qualities:
Competitive. The project stimulates the expansion of competitive market interactions by providing better access to cold storage in Turkey and enhancing distribution networks for temperature controlled food products.
Well-governed. The project improves standards for corporate governance and business conduct in the areas of energy efficiency, traceability and environment, health and safety.
The goal of this operation is to preserve the transition gains achieved.
NETLOG LOJISTIK HIZMETLERI AS
Netlog, established in 1984, is the parent company of the Netlog Logistics Group, a Turkey based internationally acclaimed full-scale integrated logistics service provider.
EBRD Finance Summary
Up to EUR 25 million senior loan with a maturity of up to 2 years.
Total Project Cost
EBRD financing effectively bridges a liquidity gap due to the adverse market conditions during the Covid-19 crisis and sustain the much-needed business.
Environmental and Social Summary
Categorised B (2019 ESP).
Environmental and Social (E&S) risks and impacts associated with the use of proceeds are generally limited and relate to ongoing operations. Environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) included a review of annual reports and Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) updates under the previous recent transaction as well as follow up discussions with Netlog. ESDD has shown that Netlog has sufficient capacity to manage E&S risks associated with its operations in line with the Bank's requirements. The company has adopted a robust approach to managing Covid-19 health and safety risk. Covid-19 related worker reductions have been avoided up until now through worker redeployment, annual leave and remote working. Any future collective dismissals of workers will need to be conducted in line with the Bank's requirements and all alternatives considered to reduce dismissals. Further, robust mechanisms and forums for worker engagement will need to be maintained and enhanced where necessary. A variety of management systems are in place within the Netlog companies to manage E&S issues. Netlog will need to maintain and enhance these to ensure a consistent corporate approach to E&S risk management. Through the previous transaction, and follow up discussions, an improved approach to health and safety management has been observed. This will need to be maintained, and enhanced where necessary in response to the pandemic, to reduce health and safety incidents. A key risk area is transport as the Netlog companies operate a large vehicle fleet. Vehicles are subject to a tracking and vehicle management system to reduce risks and maximise efficiencies. Netlog maintains an external grievance mechanism through its website and plans to publish an annual sustainability report. An ESAP will be agreed with Netlog before signing and the company will be required to report to the Bank on an annual basis.
Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing
Company Contact Information
+90 (212) 622 5000
+90 (212) 622 50 45-46
Orhan Gazi Mh. Tunç Cd. No: 1 Esenyurt / Istanbul / TURKEY
PSD last updated
08 May 2020
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