|Project Name||Indorama Ventures Regional Blue Loan Project|
|Borrower/Company||Indorama Ventures Global Services Limited
Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
|Location||India - Nation-wide; Indonesia - Nation-wide; Philippines - Nation-wide; Thailand - Nation-wide|
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Partnerships
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban solid waste management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Responsible ADB Department|
|Responsible ADB Division|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Hashizume, Shuji|
|Project Sponsor(s)||Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
|Objectives and Scope||The loan will support Indorama Ventures group (IVG), a global integrated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) manufacturer, for their expansion of PET recycling capacity in India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) financing will help promote a circular economy for recycled PET (rPET) with industry best practices in ADB's developing member countries (DMC). The loan will be ADB's first internationally verified nonsovereign blue loan, and ADB's involvement will also ensure compliance with rigorous environmental and social safeguard standards.|
|Status of Development Objectives||The project aligns with ADB's Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies, which calls for ADB to expand its investments and technical assistance to $5 billion during 2019-2024.|
|Status of Operation/Construction||Target completion in 2022.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The project is consistent with and supports two operational priorities of ADB's Strategy 2030: (i) operational priority 3 (tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability); and (ii) operational priority 4 (making cities more livable). It also supports Strategy 2030's objectives of fostering regional cooperation and integration, and for ADB to expand private sector operations and to pursue development impact.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||IVG's environmental management system was built from the ISO 14001 certification that focuses on environmental management for operational sites. IVG prepares all the regulatory environmental permitting documentation following applicable local regulatory requirements.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||IVG's existing facilities for its recycling business are in industrial zones on land areas that are either leased or purchased and thus no involuntary resettlement impact is envisaged.|
|Indigenous Peoples||IVG's recycling facilities are typically located in industrial zones, away from areas where indigenous peoples or distinct and vulnerable sociocultural groups can be found.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation||IVG's ESMS provides guidance in working with stakeholders and partners. The ESMS will be enhanced to include, among others, establishment of a formal grievance redress mechanism at the subproject level to allow for filing, handling, and resolution of complaints or grievances, including procedures for providing feedback, documentation, and reporting.|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||25 Aug 2020|
|Credit Committee Meeting||20 Oct 2020|
|Approval||23 Nov 2020|
|Last PDS Update||05 Feb 2021|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Indorama Ventures Regional Blue Loan Project: Report and Recommendation of the President||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Oct 2020|
|Indorama Ventures Regional Blue Loan Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Oct 2020|
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