Egis contributed to Lviv’s first place in EBRD’s 2020 Sustainability Awards

In June 2020, the City of Lviv (Ukraine) won the EBRD Gold Award for Environmental & Social Best Practice.  Egis is providing technical assistance for 7 of the 8 municipal projects substantiating this award.

Sustainability Awards recognize the great achievements of EBRD clients in going beyond business as usual, to address key environmental and social issues within their projects. This year, 16 Bank clients from 11 countries received gold, silver, and bronze awards. The City of Lviv in Ukraine took home the Gold Award.

Throughout collaboration with EBRD started in 1997, Lviv has consistently placed environmental and social innovation at the top of its agenda: it piloted the EBRD’s Green Cities Programme in Ukraine, was one of the first municipalities in the country to undertake voluntary CO2 reduction obligations under the EU Covenant of Mayors and has developed a number of environmental projects.

Lviv is notable for having developed 8 municipal projects with the EBRD across every area of municipal services, showing a common story of successes in sustainable urban development. Egis provided consultancy assignment for 7 of the 8 winning projects:

  • public transport;
  • e-ticketing;
  • solid waste;
  • wastewater treatment and biogas production;
  • district;
  • road rehabilitation. 

The municipal projects are expected to result (upon implementation) in CO2 reductions of 360 thousand tons per annum, which is equivalent to planting 5.9 million trees or taking 76,000 cars off the road.  

Egis started its cooperation with Lviv City in 2009 and is providing since then assistance for 7 of the 8 EBRD projects in the city, promoting the environmental and social requirements of the Bank and international best practices. Egis is proud to have contributed to this Gold Sustainability Award and will carry on its fruitful cooperation with the city and replicate such experience in other cities throughout the EBRD countries of operation.