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Company name

Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo (Sabesp)

Project number

13069-01

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

Brazil

Sector

Water and Sanitation

Status

In implementation

Disclosed date

08/07/2020

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

Projected board date
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10/20/2020

Approval date

10/20/2020

Signed date

11/10/2020

Sponsoring entity

N/A

Investment Operations Department Contact

N/A

Investment type

Syndicated amount

N/A

Financing amount

USD $ 169,564,000

Currency

BRL

Project scope and objective

The proposed transaction consists of a loan to Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo (Sabesp) S.A. (“Sabesp”) in support of the installation of: (i) five water quality restoration units for use in informal areas (“URQs”) in the Pinheiros River basin, specifically: URQ Jaguaré, URQ Antonico, URQ Pirajussara, URQ Água Espraiada and URQ Cachoeira; and (ii) up to 32 small solar power plants (“UFVs”) with power ratings below 5 MWp and a total of 73 MW of installed capacity, to be installed in areas of the state of São Paulo where Sabesp has operations, thereby contributing to the expansion of production of renewable energy and diversification of the Company’s energy matrix (the “Project”).



The URQs will be installed in the Pinheiros River basin, in a densely populated and heterogeneous urban environment. The selected sites are near low-income neighborhoods and areas with informal settlements, where the installation of sanitary sewer system would be unfeasible due to the extreme complexity of the actions that would have to be taken as well as the impossibility of constructing central sewers and mains at those sites. The UFVs, however, will be installed in Sabesp operating areas in the interior of São Paulo State. Most of these areas already have wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) of the stabilization pond type and idle tracts of land available that are suitable for installation of UFVs.



This means that the Project will contribute to the reduction of pollutant loads originating in sites that lack sewer systems and will improve environmental quality in the Pinheiros River basin. The project will also increase the energy efficiency of Sabesp as a whole. The UFVs will be able to supply approximately 60 percent of the power consumed at low voltage, or 4.5% of all electricity used at the Company, thereby curbing greenhouse gas emissions associated with use of electric power.



 


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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.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL REVIEW

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ESRS - SABESP - FINAL.PDF

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ESRS & ESAP - SABESP - FINAL (ENG) 0.PDF

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Client files

This section provides the key environmental and social assessment documents produced by the client for this project.

AVALIACAO AMBIENTAL E SOCIAL - URQS

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AVALIACAO AMBIENTAL E SOCIAL - UFVS

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Contact information

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Client Contact

EMAIL

maasampaio@sabesp.com.br

PHONE NUMBER

+55 11 3388 9664

POST OFFICE ADDRESS

IDB Invest Contact

EMAIL

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PHONE

+1(202)-566-4566

ADDRESS

1350 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

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