The EBRD subscribed to the amount of EUR 60 million to the EUR 500 million senior unsecured green Eurobond maturing in October 2026 and issued by Mytilineos S.A (the "Company" or "Mytilineos").
The proceeds of the green Eurobond will be exclusively applied to finance, in part or in full, existing or new eligible green projects as defined in the International Capital Market Association's ("ICMA") Green Bond Principles ("GBP") that Mytilineos commits to undertake. The success of the issuance will contribute to Mytilineos' low carbon transition strategy and in particular, by increasing the production of recycled aluminium (from scrap) through the use of the Bank's proceeds.
ETI score: 60
The transaction has been developed under the Greek Corporate Bonds Framework III supporting the development and long-term financial viability of debt capital markets for Greek corporates. This operation promotes the use of a financial instrument not commonly utilised in the EBRD's countries of operations. The operation will also adhere to the highest level of transparency and disclosure required in green capital markets.
Mytilineos is one of Greece's leading and globally operating industrial and energy companies, listed on the Athens Stock Exchange since 1995 and active in Power & Gas, Metallurgy, Renewables and Storage Development and Sustainable Engineering Solutions. The group was founded in 1908 in Greece and today has a strong international presence with projects in more than 30 countries on five continents.
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Mytilineos' successful issuance showcases access to finance for hard-to-abate sectors. The project has important inclusive and green objectives with the Green Economy Transition share associated with the project being 100 per cent. Mytilineos' commitment to Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)-aligned reporting by the end of 2022 goes significantly beyond legal requirements and standard best practice, while the EBRD's participation promotes the gender inclusion agenda for Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Greece.
Environmental and Social Summary
Categorised B (2019 ESP). The successful issuance of the Green Eurobond will contribute to Mytilineos' low-carbon transition strategy by implementing various low-carbon investments. The use of proceeds will explicitly exclude any A category projects. The bond issuance is in line with the International Capital Market Association's ("ICMA") Green Bond Principles ("GBP"), as verified by ISS, an external reviewer that provides a second party opinion ("SPO").
The ESDD has reviewed the status of compliance and implementation of the existing ESAP, and the Company's approach to environmental and social governance ("ESG") principles. The ESDD relied on past due diligence undertaken by the Bank in 2019 with additional virtual meetings in 2021 undertaken by ESD specialists in-house, review of publicly available information and discussions with relevant specialists of the Company in Greece. The ESDD focussed on a corporate-level review of Mytilineos' management systems, sustainability strategy, policies and operations and its current compliance status across its main business units: the aluminium, energy and EPC as well as the aluminium recycling operations.
The Company has a proactive and comprehensive corporate ESG strategy, encompassing social and environmental performance, employment, health and safety, biodiversity, socio-economic impacts and community relations and has a strong commitment to implementing sound international environmental and social industry practices throughout its operations. Mytilineos plants operate in compliance with EU environmental standards, including Best Available Techniques ("BAT") as defined under the Industrial Emission Directive ("IED"). The Company is actively involved in defining the BAT for the Aluminium industry in Europe. Based on the ESDD, the previous corporate ESAP has been updated and agreed with the Company aiming at further strengthening the Mytilineos' existing ESG procedures and continued certification to international standards. The ESDD confirmed that the Company demonstrates good environmental and social governance standards and good international practices in environmental and social sustainability.
The Project is consistent with the GET approach and the GET share is 100%. The ESDD also confirmed that the ESAP agreed in 2019 is being implemented, and that the GBP has additional more stringent criteria for reporting and disclosure of ESG information as well as higher focus on renewable energy setting out environmental and social assessment criteria.
The Bank will monitor the implantation of this project jointly with the existing project and continue to engage with the Company.
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29 Apr 2021
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