DFF - Nova Poshta II

Location:

Ukraine

Project number:

52426

Business sector:

Transport

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

B

Approval date:

27 Jul 2021

Status:

Approved

PSD disclosed:

21 Sep 2021

As per section 1.4.2 (iii) of the Directive on Access to Information: "For Projects approved by Bank management where the Board of Directors has delegated the approval authority, the PSD shall be disclosed at the start of the relevant no-objection notification period to a member country of the Bank in accordance with Article 13 (iii) of the Agreement Establishing the EBRD."

Project Description

The project will finance investments in the construction of a new automated parcel sorting terminal in the city of Dnipro in central Ukraine. The project is part of Nova Poshta's long-term growth strategy envisaging a transformation of its logistical model in order to meet growing market demand, optimise the supply chain and offer better quality of service to the clients.

Project Objectives

 Overall objectives of the Project:

- increase of operating performance through automation;

- reduction of harmful GHG emissions and increase of fleet utilisation rate. 

Transition Impact

ETI score: 68

  • The project will support the investments in physical infrastructure in order to optimise the supply chain by increasing the speed of delivery, reducing costs and expanding capacity ("Competitive" transition quality);
  • The project will support the reductions of GHG emissions driven by optimisation of logistics chains ("Green" transition quality).

Client Information

NEW POST LLC

Nova Poshta is the leading private postal and courier operator on the Ukrainian market providing the services of express delivery of documents, parcels and cargo to individual and business customers. The company operates a network of ca. 8,500 branches and 6,700 lockers, employs over 32,000 staff (including the employees of its franchise partners) and serves over 8 million clients across the country. In 2020 the company processed over 327 million shipments in Ukraine.

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 13,000,000.00

A senior secured corporate loan of up to EUR 13 million to be provided as a multi-currency facility available for disbursement in UAH and EUR in favour of Nova Poshta LLC.

Total Project Cost

EUR 28,500,000.00

Terminal design and construction EUR 14.0 million

Equipment Purchase (sorting line and other equipment) EUR 11.9 million

Contingencies EUR 2.6 million

Additionality

This is a repeat transaction with Nova Poshta. The company is willing to work with the Bank as a reliable and trusted partner in the current unstable economic environment affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the Bank is additional in terms of financing structure (tenor) and risk mitigation (regulatory risks, GHG emissions).

 

Environmental and Social Summary

Category B (2019 ESP). Investments in the construction of a new automated parcel sorting terminal are associated with site-specific environmental, health, safety and social impacts typical for the transport service sector, which can be addressed through good management practices.

The client is well known to the Bank through the previous project and submits regular environmental and social (E&S) reporting that demonstrates good progress in implementation of the previously agreed Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) and Road Safety Management System (RSMS) supported by an EBRD technical cooperation project. Implementation of RSMS helped achieve 34% reduction of the traffic accidents. 

Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) for the new transaction has been undertaken in-house based on the desktop review of the Annual Environmental and Social Report and Q&A sessions. E&S risks associated with the new terminal include contractor management arrangements, safety in design, emergency preparedness and response during construction and operation. Land has been acquired through acquisition of the company, which owned it, therefore Performance Requirement (PR) 5 is not triggered. The company has implemented Covid-response plan based on the risk assessment and existing regulation. 

Client was found to be compliant with current Ukrainian E&S regulation and have required E&S management system and capacity to deliver the project in line with Bank's PRs.

Existing ESAP has been updated to include provisions pertaining to implementation of gender-based violence and harassment measures and will apply to the existing and new facilities.

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing

N/A

Company Contact Information

Sergey Yermolenko
corp.com@novaposhta.ua
0-800-500-60
https://novaposhta.ua/
103 Stolychne highway, building 1, 9 floor, 03026

PSD last updated

21 Sep 2021

Understanding Transition

Further information regarding the EBRD’s approach to measuring transition impact is available here.

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More information on the EBRD’s practices in this regard is set out in the ESP.

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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

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