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  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.20 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.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 5.20 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Feb 7, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 13, 2019

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Project Description
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Established in 2015, Waycool Foods & Products PVT LTD ("Waycool" or the "Company") is an Agri Tech company active in the Supply Chain Technologies space in India. With its food logistics & distribution activities, the Company operates across: i) multiple categories: fruits & vegetables, staples, and dairy & packaged foods, ii) multiple channels: retail businesses, hotels & restaurants, supermarkets, and own stores, and iii) multiple states in Southern India: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. The Company aims to build India's largest and most impactful agri-food platform.


An equity investment is contemplated that will support the Company's operations, expansion and capex + working capital needs.


The Company focusses on India's fragmented food value chains and leverages technology and automation to improve logistics and distribution services, reduce food waste, increase farmer income and improve quality of the produce for the consumer.


This is a Category B+ project on Environmental and Social Sustainability due to the potential limited adverse social and environmental (E&S) risk and / or impacts that are few, generally site-specific, largely reversible and readily addressed through mitigation measures. While this project has been screened against all Performance Standards, FMO's E&S due diligence indicates that the investment will have impacts which must be managed in a manner consistent with the following Performance Standards: PS 1 - Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts PS 2 - Labor and Working Conditions PS 3 - Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention PS 4 - Community Health, Safety and Security As the nature of this project does not involve direct land acquisition or direct use of natural resources but is instead facilitating the farm to table linkages, the following performance standards do not apply to this project: - PS 6 - Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources - PS5 - Land Acquisition and Involuntary Settlement - PS7 - Indigenous - PS8 - Cultural Heritage FMO will periodically review the project's ongoing compliance with the Performance Standards.

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