Cersanit Invest



Project number:


Business sector:

Manufacturing and Services

Notice type:


Environmental category:


Approval date:

06 Feb 2007



PSD disclosed:

23 Jun 2006

Project Description

The proposed project is a greenfield investment of existing Polish producer of ceramic tiles and sanitary ware in Ukraine. The project will involve construction of production facility in Novgorod Volynskiy, Western Ukraine.


Transition Impact

The Project will have a significant Transition Impact derived mainly from supporting the regional expansion of a Polish Sponsor to a neighbouring country, encouraging foreign direct investments into Ukraine, competition strengthening, skill transfer as well as demonstration effect of environmentally sound ceramics production facility in Ukraine.

The Project will be one of the first ceramic tiles and sanitary ware production facility in Ukraine, settled by a reputable owner and a key player on the international market of ceramic tiles and sanitary ware.

The skill transfer will take place thanks to training programmes, innovative business processes and capital investments in modern, high-tech production machinery.


The Client

Cersanit Invest is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cersanit S.A. the holding and distribution company for the Cersanit Group, the largest Polish manufacturer of complex bathroom fittings and ceramic tiles. The Sponsor is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

EBRD Finance

EUR 81 million provided under the A/B structure with participation of commercial banks.


Project Cost


Environmental Impact

Environmental classification and rationale

The project was screened B/0, requiring an Environmental Audit and Environmental Analysis in line with the Bank’s Environmental Policy and Public Information Policy. The construction of a new ceramic tiles and sanitary ware facility is associated with a number of environmental issues, which were readily identified, assessed and mitigated as part of an Environmental Analysis.

As part of the environmental due diligence an Environmental Audit and Analysis was undertaken by the Bank and visits were made to similar plants operated by Cersanit in Poland.

Key environmental issues and mitigation

The construction and operation of a ceramic tile and sanitary ware facility is not associated with signification environmental impacts. The predominant environmental impact is nuisance related. For instance, noise from production operations and transport, as well as air emissions from the processing operations (use of gas fired dryers). The impacts are not judged to be significant and the use of state-of-the-art technology coupled with the location of the site mitigate any adverse impacts. The plant will be constructed in compliance with National and EU environmental standards namely EU IPPC requirements.

Summary of environmental action plan

The Company will be required to adhere to Ukrainian environmental, health and safety regulations and EU environmental standards, including IPPC requirements. All relevant permits will need to be obtained as part of the design and subsequent commissioning process. The Company will also develop and implement an Environmental Health and Safety system in line with best practice.

Disclosure of information and consultation

In the context of the EBRD’s participation in the project, the Company will release locally a summary of relevant environmental issues associated with the project and summarise mitigation measures, action plans and other initiatives agreed, as in accordance with the provisions of the EBRD’s Environmental Policy. The summary in English has also been posted on the EBRD’s website at www.ebrd.com

Monitoring and reporting

The Company will monitor the environmental impact of its operations in accordance with national law and regulations. The Bank will evaluate the project's compliance with the applicable environmental and social requirements during the lifetime of the project by reviewing annual environmental reports prepared for the project covering:

(i) ongoing performance of project-specific environmental, health and safety activities as reflected in the results of periodic and quantitative sampling and measuring programmes, and

(ii) the status of implementation of environmental mitigation and improvement measures. The Bank’s representatives will also conduct periodic site supervision visits when deemed appropriate.


Technical Cooperation


Company Contact

Cersanit SA ,
Poland 25-528 Kielce ul.
Zagnanska 27
Phone (+ 48 41) 363 17 65,
Fax 363 17 67


Business opportunities

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