Penta Agro

Location:

Russia

Project number:

42874

Business sector:

Agribusiness

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

B

Status:

Cancelled

PSD disclosed:

13 Jan 2012

Translated version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

The EBRD is considering provision of a long-term corporate loan to finance selected investments aimed at modernisation of production facilities in the Russia’s Far East region for production of higher value-added products, investments into storage facilities for agricultural products and energy efficiency improvements.

Transition Impact

Transition impact potential would derive mainly from market expansion through increased backward linkages to farmers and higher value added product offerings in the Russia’s Far East region. The project targets investments into the development of primary agriculture infrastructure via investments into crop storage facilities. The project will also entail significant skills transfers through training and a local internship programme. Additional transition impact can be derived from energy efficiency improvements that will set standards in the local sector.

The Client

Penta Agrogroup OAO (the “Company” or “Penta Agro”).

EBRD Finance

RUB 1 billion secured corporate loan to Penta Agro and selected subsidiaries of the Company.

Project Cost

RUB 1 billion.

Environmental Impact

The Project has been categorised B in accordance with the EBRD Environmental and Social Policy 2008.

The environmental and social impacts associated with the Project activities will be site specific and readily mitigated. Environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) has been undertaken by the Bank’s Environment and Sustainability Department based on a review of all available information, including review of corporate management systems and interviews with the Company’s representatives. A review of the Company’s corporate management system showed that the Company has well-established corporate EHS management systems and capacity to manage the project in accordance with the Bank's Performance Requirements. The Company will invest in expansion of modern packaging lines and modernisation programs with good level of environmental and health & safety performance. An Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) has been developed and should be agreed with the Company to address the necessary mitigation measures and improvements which will enable the Company to comply with national regulations and the Bank’s PRs. In addition, a Stakeholder Engagement Plan and grievance mechanism will be developed and implemented by the Company and information on environmental and social performance will also be disclosed locally.

The Bank will monitor the Company’s environmental and social performance and implementation of the ESAPs through annual E&S reports.

Technical Cooperation

Energy Audit under Industrial Energy Efficiency program funded by Germany.

Company Contact

Sergey Kuptsov:
Tel.: +7 (495) 510 26 95
E-mail: kuptsov@sygroup.ru

 

Business opportunities

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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 how to submit a Request for review through our confidential online form, by email, mail or telephone. IPAM is available to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have about the submission or handling of Requests, which follow the Project Accountability Policy and Guidance. Requestors’ identities may be kept confidential, upon request.

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