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Lantmannen Romania



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Approval date:

20 Sep 2023



PSD disclosed:

11 Aug 2023

Project Description

Provision of a EUR 90 million long-term loan to Lantmannen ek for (the "Company") to support the Company's expansion of its operations in Romania through investments in a new state of the art bakery in Romania.

Project Objectives

The project will support enhanced energy efficiency measures at the new production site and human capital development through an accredited training and work placement programme.

Transition Impact

ETI score: 64

The expected transition impact of the project is "Green" as the primary quality and "Inclusive" as the secondary quality. Under the Green quality, the proposed investment will support energy efficiency improvements of the new production plant in Romania. Under the Inclusive Quality, the project will support human capital development through a nationally-accredited work-based learning programme delivering technical production skills in partnership with a local vocational educational institution.

Client Information


Lantmannen ek for is an agricultural cooperative and one of the largest players in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products in Northern Europe. The cooperative is owned by 18,000 Swedish farmers.

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 90,000,000.00

Total Project Cost

EUR 90,000,000.00


EBRD offers a tenor which is longer than available to the client on the market on reasonable terms and conditions. The Bank's financing provides comfort and encourages Lantmannen to commit to this investment in Romania. Through the Bank's engagement, the Company will ensure compliance and implementation of best practices in terms of environmental and social standards.

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised B (ESP 2019). Lantmannen is an existing client of the Bank, which has been subject to previous, recent due diligence, and performance to date has been satisfactory. The proceeds of the Bank's investment will be used for capex investments to build a new state of the art bakery production site in Bucharest, Romania. Lantmannen is the largest agribusiness cooperative in Sweden with operations in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food manufacturing. Lantmannen has operations in a number of EBRD CoOs including Poland (two bakery manufacturing sites), Romania (one bakery manufacturing site), Ukraine (breakfast cereal production) and Baltics (through its JV Scandagra, a commodity trader and inputs supplier to farmers).

Environmental and social due diligence for this project was undertaken through completion of the standard E&S Due Diligence Questionnaire by the Company as well as reviewing the documents provided by the client as part of their responses to the Questionnaire (Sustainability Report 2022, Lantmannen Unibake Romania SA Quality Policy, 2022 Social Audit report, etc.).  Lantmannen has a wide range of policies in place covering key E&S issues including a Company Code of Conduct, a Supplier Code of Conduct, an anti-corruption policy, and adherence to a LEAD Code.  The Company has developed a bespoke auditing program through which different entities within the Group are assessed for compliance with the Company's various requirements which are aligned with the scope of the Bank's Performance Requirements.  

ESDD concluded that the Company has sufficient E&S systems and policies in place to comply with the Bank's Performance Requirements (PRs) and with national legislation. The proceeds of the Loan will be invested in an EU country, governed by EU law. A supplementary package including an Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) will be also prepared for the project. The Company will be required to report to the Bank on an annual basis on the implementation of the PRs.

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing


Company Contact Information

Eva Gotthardsson
+46 10 556 00 00
Box 30192, SE-104 92 Stockholm

PSD last updated

11 Aug 2023

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OCCO is also responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, corruption and misconduct in EBRD-financed projects. Anyone, both within or outside the Bank, who suspects fraud or corruption should submit a written report to the Chief Compliance Officer by email to All matters reported will be handled by OCCO for follow-up. All reports, including anonymous ones, will be reviewed. Reports can be made in any language of the Bank or of the Bank's countries of operation. The information provided must be made in good faith.

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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.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out more about IPAM and its mandate; how to submit a Request for review; or contact IPAM  via email to get guidance and more information on IPAM and how to submit a request.


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