Sisecam Glass Recycling and Energy Efficiency (EBRD-48154)

  • Turkey
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 22, 2016
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Turkiye Sise ve Cam Fabrikalari A.S.
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 43.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 40,000,000.00
Converted using 2016-06-22 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 52.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 48,000,000.00
Converted using 2016-06-22 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS May 3, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 5, 2016

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Project Description
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The EBRD signed EUR 42 million long-term loan to Turkiye Sise ve Cam Fabrikalari A.S. (Sisecam), the leading glass producer in Turkey to finance glass recycling and energy efficiency investments in Turkey. EUR 2 million of the loan will be extended under the EBRD's Near-Zero Waste programme, which finances waste minimisation projects in Turkey with support from the Clean Technology Fund.
Investment Description
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Sisecam, which is incorporated in Turkey and operates in 13 countries, is one of the largest glass producers in the world. The company is active in all key areas of glassmaking (flat glass, glassware and glass packaging) as well as production of glass chemicals such as soda ash and chromium products. Turkiye Is Bankasi A.S. owns 74 per cent controlling stake in Sisecam, while the remaining 26 per cent is free floating on the Borsa Istanbul. An additional EUR 2 million will be provided by the Clean Technology Fund, a funding window of the Climate Investment Funds.

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Gorkem Elverici +902123505050 Türkiye #i#e ve Cam Fabrikalar# A.#. ## Kuleleri, Kule 3, Kat: 23 34330 4. Levent, Istanbul TURKEY 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 or you can submit a complaint online using an online form, You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at

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