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Company name

La Societe du Rhum Barbancourt S.A.

Project number

14545-01

Category B projects have potential environmental and/or social impacts and risks that are less adverse than those of a Category A and which are generally limited to the project site, largely reversible and can be mitigated via measures that are readily available and feasible to implement in the context of the operation.

E&S category
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B

Country

Haiti

Sector

Manufacturing

Status

In implementation

Disclosed date

10/13/2023

Projected date at which a project will be put forward for the Board of Executive Directors’ approval.

Projected board date
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11/21/2023

Approval date

11/21/2023

Signed date

12/27/2023

Sponsoring entity

N/A

Investment Operations Department Contact

N/A

Investment type

Syndicated amount

USD $ 3,125,000

Financing amount

USD $ 5,000,000

Currency

USD

Project scope and objective

FRN

Le financement proposé à La Société du Rhum Barbancourt S.A. ("Barbancourt"), une entreprise familiale de cinquième génération et fabricant de rhum internationalement reconnue, Haïtien depuis 1862, consiste au suivant:

  • Un prêt de premier rang d'un montant maximum de US$2,500,000 qui financera : (a) un projet d'énergie solaire photovoltaïque qui fournira  de l'énergie pour les besoins en électricité sur site et remplacera les générateurs diesel existants ; et (b) une installation de réutilisation de bouteilles pour permettre à Barbancourt :(i) d'être plus rentable et réduire sa dépendance aux importations, et (ii) de réduire considérablement ses émissions de carbone.
  • Une facilité de crédit de garantie renouvelable et d'un montant maximum de US$2,500,000 pour financer les besoins en fonds de roulement de Barbancourt.

ENG

The proposed financing to La Société du Rhum Barbancourt S.A. (”Barbancourt”), a fifth generation family led company and award-winning rum maker in Haiti since 1862, consists of the following: 

  • A senior loan of up to US$2,500,000 that will finance: (a) a solar panel energy project that will generate energy for on premise electricity needs and replace existing diesel run generators; and  (b) a reuse bottles facility to enable Barbancourt to:  (i) be more cost efficient and reduce reliance on imports, and (ii) reduce its carbon emissions drastically.
  • An secured revolving credit facility of up to US$2,500,000 to finance Barbancourt´s working capital needs.

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Environmental and social review

IDB Invest conducts an environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) commensurate with the nature, scale, and stage of the project, and with its level of environmental and social risks and impacts. The ESDD will confirm the project E&S categorization and assess the project with respect to the client requirements in IDB Invest Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy. The results of the ESDD, including any identified gaps are described in the Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) provided below. For projects approved as of 2016, any gaps with respect to IDB Invest's Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy at the time of the ESDD are addressed in the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) presented below, to comply with the date mentioned above.

BARBANCOURT - RÉSUMÉ DE LA RÉVISION ENVIRONNEMENTALE ET SOCIALE (RRES OU ESRS)

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BARBANCOURT - PLAN DACTION ENVIRONNEMENTAL ET SOCIAL (PAES OU ESAP)

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BARBANCOURT - ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL REVIEW SUMMARY (ESRS)

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BARBANCOURT - ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ACTION PLAN (ESAP)

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Contact information

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Client Contact

EMAIL

Duck@balserapr.com

PHONE NUMBER

305-609-1653

POST OFFICE ADDRESS

IDB Invest Contact

EMAIL

requestinformation@idbinvest.org

PHONE

+1(202)-566-4566

ADDRESS

1350 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

Portée du projet et label d’objectif

FRN

Le financement proposé à La Société du Rhum Barbancourt S.A. ("Barbancourt"), une entreprise familiale de cinquième génération et fabricant de rhum internationalement reconnue, Haïtien depuis 1862, consiste au suivant:

  • Un prêt de premier rang d'un montant maximum de US$2,500,000 qui financera : (a) un projet d'énergie solaire photovoltaïque qui fournira  de l'énergie pour les besoins en électricité sur site et remplacera les générateurs diesel existants ; et (b) une installation de réutilisation de bouteilles pour permettre à Barbancourt :(i) d'être plus rentable et réduire sa dépendance aux importations, et (ii) de réduire considérablement ses émissions de carbone.
  • Une facilité de crédit de garantie renouvelable et d'un montant maximum de US$2,500,000 pour financer les besoins en fonds de roulement de Barbancourt.

Bilan environnemental et social

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