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Roundtable IFC on stakeholder engagement

Client: International Finance Corporation (IFC) is one of the five institutions of the World Bank Group

 

Project: The workshop focused on improvement performance in Client’s stakeholder engagement procedures

 

The objective of the Assignment: Facilitation of a roundtable discussion on stakeholder engagement in agribusiness, aimed at rapidly implementing standards of activity for the growth of cultural and systematic socio-environmental governance at regional and international levels.

 

The Roundtable aimed to provide an opportunity for clients to discuss stakeholder engagement, grievance mechanisms and mediation skills

Georgia Urban Transport Enhancement Programme

Client: The Government of Georgia represented by the Ministry of Finance. The Project implemented by the Municipal Development Fund of Georgia (“MDF”), a state PIU under the MRDI.

 

Project: The Project is part of a broader engagement of the EBRD in the public transport sector in Georgia. Under this assignment supposed to finance approximately 100 units of modern diesel Euro 5 buses in the secondary cities, which might include Kutaisi, Gori, Telavi, Zugdidi, Rustavi and Poti

 

The objective of the Assignment: is to identify and assess the potentially significant existing and future adverse environmental and social impacts associated with the Clients’ current operations and the proposed Project, assess compliance with applicable laws and the EBRD environmental and social policy (“ESP”) and the performance requirements (“PRs”), determine the measures needed to prevent or minimise and mitigate the adverse impacts, and identify potential environmental and social opportunities, including those that would improve the environmental and social sustainability of the Project and/or the associated current operations

 

Scope of work: The Environmental and Social Audit was provided to assess Kutaisi, Gori, Telavi, Zugdidi, Rustavi and Poti current operations in terms of compliance with national legislation, national or local permitting requirements, the relevant provisions of the EBRD Environmental and Social Policy and Performance Requirements (2014) and pertinent EU environmental standards.

Road Safety for TTC

Client: Tbilisi Transport Company who are a municipal company, which operates buses, metros and cable cars in Tbilisi, Georgia.

 

The project aimed partial replacement the existing old and obsolete bus fleet and will improve passengers experience and the environmental situation in the City

The main objective: improving efficiency (reduce the number of accidents and downtime / repairs) and the safety of road users and improve consumer experience (preventing injuries).

 

Solution: A road safety management system was developed and integrated into current business processes.

The assignment assisted the Company with meeting the Banks Environmental and Social Policy (2014) related to Performance Requirement 4 (PR) namely those focusing on occupational health and road safety.

Support with the implementation of occupational health and safety (OHS) management Tbilisi Transport

EBRD supports the project of the City of Tbilisi (Municipality) and the Tbilisi Transport Company who are a municipal company, which operates buses, metros and cable cars in Tbilisi, Georgia. The project aimed partial replacement the existing old and obsolete bus fleet and will improve passengers experience and the environmental situation in the City.

 

The implementation of the project focus to support TTC with the management of OHS risks. The main target of the assignment to improve worker health and safety and reduce the risks of injury and ill health.

 

AVG performed works to implement OHS management system into its business operations. This support focused on improving the management of OHS as well as demonstrating the Company’s commitment to securing the health, safety and wellbeing of its workforce. The assignment assisted the Company with meeting the Banks Environmental and Social Policy (2014) related to Performance Requirement 4 (PR) namely those focusing on occupational health and safety.

Round table IFC on E&S in agribusiness

Facilitation of EHS Agribusiness Roundtable that aimed on rapidly implementation sound standards to grow regionally and internationally cultural and systematic E&S.

Workshop focused on identification of systematic gaps vis-á-vis international standards and EHS guidelines:

 

  1. Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) practice
  2. Community Engagement and prompt grievance redress process
  3. Land Access and Easement:
  4. Weak corporate governance (CG)

 

In the near future, additional pressure on Ukrainian’s agribusiness sector is expected with the implementation of new environmental regulations in line with European and International best practices, thus The Roundtable aimed to provide an opportunity for clients to discuss stakeholder engagement, grievance mechanisms and mediation skills.

Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement Study for Scatec Solar

In order to implement solar project of LLC. Bohuslavenergy and Scatec Solar that comprises the development, construction, commissioning and operation of approximately 45MW solar plant the study of Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement was conducted.

The Study aims to determine compliance with Performance Standard PR 5 Land Acquisition, Involuntary Resettlement and Economic Displacement, which comes from the fact that land acquisition and land use restrictions associated with project implementation may have a negative impact on communities and individuals using this land. Negotiated settlements can usually be achieved by providing fair and appropriate compensation and other incentives or benefits to affected persons or communities, and by mitigating the risks of asymmetry of information and bargaining power.

The target of study was:

  • clear understanding of whether people have suffered displacement in order to satisfy lender requirements / IFC Performance Standard (PS) 5;
  • delivery of a transparent, planned and formal process to address any economic displacement issues with legitimate entitlement within the context of PS5;
  • development of a full understanding of whether any areas of potential grievance exists in relation to the former process of land cultivation;
  • understanding, whether there is broad support for the solar project within the local communities
Support with the implementation of occupational road safety (ORS) management Nova Poshta

EBRD supports the project Nova Poshta, privately owned company that holds the leading position in the Ukrainian express delivery market. It operates the second largest network in the country of over 2,200 branches, a fleet of 3,900 vehicles and employs 22,000 people. The project aimed construction of the logistics centre in Ukraine.

 

The implementation of the project focus to support Nova Poshta with the management of ORS risks.  The aim of the assignment is for Nova Poshta service to improve efficiency (less accidents and downtime/repairs), safety (protecting road users) and customer experience (preventing injuries). 

 

AVG performed works to implement ORS management system into its business operations.  This support focused on improving the management of ORS as well as demonstrating the Company’s commitment to securing the health, safety and wellbeing of its workforce.  The assignment assisted the Company with meeting the Banks Environmental and Social Policy (2014) related to Performance Requirement 4 (PR) namely those focusing on occupational health and safety and road traffic safety.