Faurecia ESG and E-mobility

Location:

Regional

Project number:

53310

Business sector:

Manufacturing and Services

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

B

Approval date:

15 Dec 2021

Status:

Disbursing

PSD disclosed:

11 Jan 2022

As permitted by paragraph 2.6 of Section III of the Access to Information Policy, disclosure of this PSD was deferred in accordance with paragraph 1.4.4 of the Directive on Access to Information.

Project Description

The participation of up to €80 million in a six-year tranche of a leading automotive technology company Faurecia S.E.'s environmental, social and governance - ESG linked Schuldschein issuance, a privately placed unsecured debt governed by the German law, to finance Faurecia investments in Morocco, Poland, Romania and Tunisia.

Project Objectives

The project will contribute to the decarbonisation of the automotive supply chain and Faurecia's objective to achieve climate targets formulated in line with the Science-Based Targets Initiative, to become CO2 neutral for its internal emissions across all of its sites by 2025 (Scopes 1&2). The project will also finance growth capex in Faurecia's manufacturing sites in Romania, Morocco and Tunisia.

 

Transition Impact

ETI score: 64

The transition impact is derived from the Green and Inclusive qualities. Under the Green quality, the Project will support Faurecia's decarbonisation targets in Poland and Romania. Under the Inclusive quality, Faurecia will enhance access to digital skills and skills for automation for its workforce in Morocco to address an emerging skills demand for technologically sophisticated, more highly automated production lines.

Client Information

FAURECIA SA

Faurecia, headquartered in France, is a global automotive Tier-1 supplier listed on Euronext Paris stock exchange.

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 80,000,000.00

The proceeds of the Bank's financing will be used exclusively to support Faurecia's 2022-2026 investments in Morocco, Poland, Romania and Tunisia. These include R&D for electric vehicles and renewable energy generation through power purchase agreements (PPAs) in Poland and Romania, eligible under the Bank's Green Economy Transition (GET) approach. The proceeds of the Bank's tranche will also finance growth capex in Faurecia's manufacturing sites in Romania, Morocco and Tunisia.

Total Project Cost

EUR 80,000,000.00

Additionality

The EBRD's participation allows the company to accelerate its decarbonisation programme in the Bank's countries of operation. In addition to that, part of the Bank's financing will be directed towards Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to support investments in SEMED countries (Morocco and Tunisia) where transition gaps are higher.

Environmental and Social Summary

Category B (2019 ESP) and Low Medium Risk. 


This capital markets transaction is with a client well known to the Bank. Previous due diligence has shown that the Company has EHSS risk management systems and procedures at the corporate and operational level which are aligned with the Bank's Performance Requirements.  Due diligence on this transaction involved a review of information supplied by the client, in particular a breakdown of the proposed use of proceeds.  In addition, publicly available information on EHSS issues was reviewed including the client's 2020 Integrated Report and 2021 Sustainability Guide.  At the corporate level, the Company continues to maintain appropriate risk management objectives and procedures.  Previous due diligence has shown that the corporate level procedures are implemented at the country and site level and that the company monitors EHSS performance at an appropriate level of detail and that the corporate standards apply to employees, contractors and supply chains as appropriate.  The client has confirmed on previous projects that use of the Bank's proceeds would occur in compliance with the PRs and a similar commitment is being sought in this case.  Review of the client operations, and the proposed project, has shown that the project is Paris Aligned in relation to adaptation.

Company Contact Information

Selim Hadj-Smail, Faurecia VP Group Financing & Treasury
Selim.hadj-smail@faurecia.com
+33 (0)6 24 44 42 95
www.faurecia.com
Faurecia S.E., 23-27 avenue des Champs Pierreux, 92000 Nanterre, France

PSD last updated

11 Jan 2022

Understanding Transition

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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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