The Anaklia Development Consortium (ADC) is committed to operate all of its facilities and perform all its services and activities in an environmentally and socially sound and responsible manner.
In order to achieve this vision, ADC’s management is committed to:
In order to achieve the aforemantioned goals, ADC has drawn up an Environmental Impact Assessment Report and obtained a construction permit as of October 30, 2017. In addition to this, ADC is in the process of developing an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Report in accordance with IFC and EBRD Performance Standards. ADC has already set up an Environmental and Social Management System in accordance with ISO 14001 standards.
This report presents the outcomes of the EIA process. The aim of the EIA process is to provide the information necessary to the Government of Georgia to determine how well the project complies with relevant environmental and social requirements and, therefore, to demonstrate sustainable development and that the project is environmentally sound.
The EIA process is ensures that the following environmental requirements are adhered to:
The ESIA study area or Area of Influence (AoI) encompasses where the project could potentially cause direct and indirect impact on the environment. This also includes the potential cumulative effect or impact of this project with other proposed plans and projects within the wider area of Anaklia.
The AoI can vary according to each environmental receptor; in some cases this will only included areas within the Phase 1 port area (soil, geology, cultural heritage, biodiversity, etc.), whereas other AoI’s can extend much further depending on the far-reaching effects of the port (e.g. marine water quality, marine mammals, ornithology, etc.).
The EIA document was drafted and submitted to Government of Georgia for approval after analysis was conducted. The final environmental impact permit was issued by the GoG on October 27, 2017.
The aim of the Environmental Policy and ESMS is to provide an overarching scheme for upholding the plans and procedures necessary for ADC to meet environmental and social objectives, as well as be in compliance with Georgian laws, IFI lenders’ requirements and the ISO 14001 (or an equivalent standardization management system). The ESMS is to be integrated in ADC’s business model to facilitate day-to-day management of environmental and social risks and impact, as well adaptive management and continuous improvement. The ESMS will provide for the interfacing and integration of the thematic management plans of ADC (e.g. Emergency Response Plan, Waste Management Plan) and the thematic management plans and management systems of relevant third parties, including construction contractors and the container terminal operator (CTO).