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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Azerbaijan
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Status: Board Approved
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2016-09-07
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Borrower or Client: Holcim OJSC
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  • Energy
  • Industry and Trade
Investment Type(s): Equity
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Original disclosure @ EBRD website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-10
Disclosure Date: 2016-06-20
LafargeHolcim Azerbaijan

Project Description
This project finances an additional investment in Holcim OJSC, increasing the EBRD's stake in the company. This project aims to continue supporting the company to improve energy efficiency through the introduction of alternative fuels in its fuel mix.
Investment Description
This project invests in up to 20% of the shares of Holcim OJSC. Holcim (Azerbaijan) OJSC is one of the largest cement and clinker producers in Azerbaijan. LafargeHolcim, the world's most advanced group in the building materials industry, acquired a controlling stake in Holcim (Azerbaijan), formerly Garadagh OJSC, during a privatisation process in 1999. Today LafargeHolcim owns more than 80% of the company's share capital and provides managerial, technical and commercial resources.
Contact Information
Rossen Papazov rossen.papazov@lafargeholcim.com 00994124418888 00994124461881 www.lafargeholcim.com Sahil settlement, Salyan highway Baku AZ-1083 Azerbaijan ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EBRD The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the PCM, it may assess compliance with EBRD’s own policies and procedures to prevent harm to the environment or communities or it may assist you in resolving the problem that led to the complaint through a dialogue with those implementing the project. Additionally, the PCM has the authority to recommend a project be suspended in the event that harm is imminent. You can contact the PCM at pcm@ebrd.com or you can submit a complaint online using an online form, http://www.ebrd.com/eform/pcm/complaint_form?language=en. You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/project-finance/project-complaint-mechanism.html.
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