C - SMEs - Annex No. 5 - Questionnaire to assess the environmental and social impact of the export including the exporter's statement

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Annex No. 5
to the application for Insurance of a Medium and Long Term Export Supplier Credit
against the Risk of Non Payment - product - C - SMEs

Questionnaire to assess the environmental and social impact of the export and the exporter's statement

Project description
I. Basic information
  1. Name of the export project, its capacity (range) and location (facility address and GPS coordinates)
  2. Value (i.e., the principal) of the export credit
  3. Possibility of Cumulation with Other Projects
  4. Justification of the need for the project and its siting in the country of destination, including an overview
of the alternatives under consideration (including the zero option) and the main reasons (including the
environmental, impacts on social and human rights, economic aspects, etc.) for their selection or rejection.
  5. Description of Project’s Technical and Technological Solution
  6. Expected date of commencement of the implementation of the export and its completion.
  7. Is the export contract for which you are requesting insurance of export credit risks part of a project secured
by another entity?
  8. Has the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the export or of the project which includes
the export been conducted?
  9. Are there significant non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civic associations, civil society organisations
(CSOs), etc., in the country of final destination of the Export/project that can be expected to be interested
in a dialogue on the project’s environmental and social impacts, including respect for human rights?
  10. Is, or will there be, media coverage of the project (in newspapers, on the radio and/or television, on posters,
online, etc.) in the country of final destination of the Export/project?
II. Information about the inputs
  1. Land (e.g. category, type, class of protection, area to be expropriated)
  2. Water (e.g. water source, consumption)
  3. Other raw materials and energy sources (e.g. type, source, consumption)
  4. Requirements for transport and other infrastructure (e.g. need for related structures)
III. Information about the outputs
  1. Air (e.g. overview of pollution sources, type and quantity of pollutants emitted, methods for and efficiency
in capturing pollutants)
  2. Wastewater (e.g. overview of wastewater sources, quantity of wastewater and place of discharge,
contamination discharged, treatment facilities and their efficiency).
  3. Waste (e.g. overview of waste sources, categorisation and quantity of waste, waste management methods)
  4. Other (e.g. noise and vibrations, radiation, odours, other outputs –overview of sources, quantities of emissions,
and methods for restriction thereof)
  5. Additional data (e.g. significant landscaping and interventions in landscape)
  6. Social standards, including respect for human rights (e.g. conditions imposed by International Labour
Organisation (ILO) – exploitation of child labour)
IV. Data on Current State of Environment and Social Conditions in Country of Final Destination of Project
  1. List of most serious environmental characteristics in affected area (e.g. current usage of site and immediate
surroundings, type of vegetation cover, specially protected areas, national parks, areas of historical, cultural
or archaeological significance, densely populated areas, areas encumbered beyond sustainable level,
old environmental hazards, extreme conditions in area affected)
  2. Characteristics of current state of environment in affected area (for example, air and climate, water, soil, rock
formations and natural resources, fauna and flora, ecosystems, landscape, population, material assets,
cultural heritage)
  3. Overall evaluation of current quality of environment in affected area in terms of sustainable encumbrance
  4. Overall evaluation of state of social conditions in affected area, including respect for human rights
Exporter's statement
I hereby declare that:
  1. the facts stated in this questionnaire, in negotiations and in related written correspondence have been provided to the best of my knowledge and are true,
  2. I have not distorted or withheld anything that could affect the assessment of the impact of the export, including the project, on the environment, social environment
  3. I acknowledge and agree with the possibility of sanctions in the event that the insured event occurred in breach of the conditions arising from the assessment of the impact of the export/project on the environment and social environment.
  Place and date:
  Name and registered office of the:
[Signature of the person authorized to act for the exporter]
  Name and title:
Illustrative list of ESE (environment and social environment)
category A projects
The following is an illustrative list containing examples of the types of new ŽSP projects and major expansion ESE projects that may be classified as Category A
  1. Crude oil refineries (excluding undertakings manufacturing only lubricants from crude oil) and installations for the gasification and liquefaction of 500 tonnes or more of coal or bituminous shale per day.
  2. Thermal power stations and other combustion installations (including cogeneration) with a heat output of not less than 300 megawatts (equivalent to a gross electrical output of 140 MWe for steam and single cycle gas turbines power stations) and nuclear power stations and other nuclear reactors, including the dismantling or decommissioning of such power stations or reactors (except research installations for the production and conversion of fissionable and fertile materials, whose maximum power does not exceed 1 kilowatt of continuous thermal load).
  3. Installations designed for the production, or enrichment of nuclear fuels, the reprocessing, storage or final disposal of irradiated nuclear fuels, or for the storage, disposal or processing of radioactive waste.
  4. Integrated works for the initial smelting of cast-iron and steel, e.g. installations for the production of primary steel by blast furnace route or direct reduction; installations for the production of non-ferrous crude metals from ore, concentrates or secondary raw materials by metallurgical, chemical or electrolytic processes.
  5. Installations for the extraction of asbestos and for the processing and transformation of asbestos and products containing asbestos: for asbestos-cement products, with an annual production of more than 20,000 tonnes finished product; for friction material, with an annual production of more than 50 tonnes finished product; and for other asbestos utilisation, of more than 200 tonnes per year.
  6. Installations for the manufacture and/or recovery of chemicals (including but not limited to petrochemicals, fertilisers, pesticides & herbicides, health care products, detergents, paints, adhesives, agro-chemicals, pharmaceuticals, explosives) on an industrial scale using physical, chemical and/or bio chemical processes and for the large-scale distribution of such chemicals via pipelines/terminals and associated facilities.
  7. Construction of airports with a basic runway length of 2,100 metres or more.
  8. Construction of motorways and express roads.
  9. Construction of a new road, or realignment and/or widening of an existing road, where such a new road, or realigned and/or widened section of road, would be 10 km or more in a continuous length.
  10. Construction of railway lines that go beyond urban areas and of long-distance railway lines.
  11. Sea ports and also inland waterways and ports for inland-waterway traffic which permit the passage of vessels of over 1,350 tonnes; trading ports, piers for loading and unloading connected to land and outside ports (excluding ferry piers) which can take vessels of over 1,350 tonnes.
  12. Waste-processing and disposal installations for the incineration, chemical treatment or landfill of hazardous, toxic or dangerous wastes.
  13. Large1 dams and other impoundments designed for the holding back or permanent storage of water.
  14. Groundwater abstraction activities or artificial groundwater recharge schemes in cases where the annual volume of water to be abstracted or recharged amounts to 10 million cubic metres or more.
  15. Industrial plants for the production of pulp, paper and board from timber or similar fibrous materials.
  16. Operations that involve large scale extraction, via underground or open-pit mining, solution mining, or marine or riverine operations to obtain precious metals, base metals, energy and industrial minerals, or construction materials. It may also include the processing of the extracted material.
  17. Greenfield cement plants where the project includes a greenfield quarry.
  18. Large scale oil, gas, or liquefied natural gas development that may include any or all of:
    • exploration (seismic and drilling);
    • field development and production activities;
    • transport activities, including pipelines/terminals, pump stations, pigging stations, compressor stations and associated facilities; or
    • gas liquefaction facilities.
  19. Installations for the storage of petroleum, petrochemical, or chemical products with a capacity of 200,000 tonnes or more.
  20. Large-scale logging.
  21. Municipal waste water treatment plants with a capacity exceeding a 150,000 population equivalent.
  22. Municipal solid waste-processing and disposal facilities.
  23. Large-scale tourism and retail development.
  24. Construction of overhead electrical power transmission lines with a length of 15 km or above and a voltage of 110 kV or above.
  25. Large-scale land reclamation.
  26. Large-scale primary agriculture/sylviculture involving the intensification or conversion of natural habitats.
  27. Plants for the tanning of hides and skins where the treatment capacity exceeds 12 tons of finished products per day.
  28. Installations for the intensive rearing of poultry or pigs with more than: 85,000 places for broilers and 60,000 places for poultry; 3,000 places for pigs (over 30 kg); or 900 places for sows.
  29. Projects which are planned to be carried out in sensitive locations or are likely to have a perceptible impact on such locations, even if the project category does not appear in the above list.
  30. Projects that can lead to significant negative social impacts to local communities or other projects of the affected parties, including those involved in the construction or operation of the project.
  31. Projects involving land acquisition and the involuntary resettlement of a significant number of affected people.

Note:
Where boundary limits are not set for individual types of sensitive sectors, limits stipulated by Act No. 100/2001 Coll., on environmental impact assessment, can be tentatively used as follows:

  • installations for large-capacity transport over 800 millimetres (p. 8),
  • extraction of metal ores or coal over 1 million tons annually (p. 14),
  • large-scale logging with a clear-cut area over 25 hectares (p. 17),
  • municipal solid waste-processing and waste dumps exceeding 30,000 tons annually (p. 19),
  • large-scale tourism facilities over 200 beds (p. 20),
  • large-capacity transmission of electricity over 110 kilovolts (p. 21).

1 As per the definition of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), ICOLD defines a large dam as a dam with a height of 15m or more from the foundation. Dams that are between 5 and 15m high and have a reservoir volume of more than 3 million m3 are also classified as large dams.

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