Company name

Costa Rica Pallet & Pooling Co. Corp.

Project number

14059-01

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

Regional

Sector

Manufacturing

Status

Proposed

Disclosed date

07/22/2022

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

Projected board date
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08/31/2022

Approval date

N/A

Signed date

N/A

Sponsoring entity

N/A

Team leader

Fonseca, Juan Reyes

Investment type

Syndicated amount

N/A

Financing amount

USD $ 12,000,000

Currency

USD

Project scope and objective

The transaction consists of a mezzanine loan in favor of Costa Rica Pallet & Pooling Co Corp. (“RAP”) to finance its growth in production capacity through the rental of pallets for transportation and commercial logistics, mainly in the Dominican Republic (where it will start operations) and in Central America where it concentrates its current operations.

 

This long-term loan for up to seven years, with a grace period of up to 12 months, has a committed tranche of US$8 million and an uncommitted tranche for the remaining balance, subject to the discretion of IDB Invest, which may be used for future growth in the medium term. The use of funds includes investments mainly in pallets, which RAP rents to local and multinational companies.

 

RAP was born in 2001 as a family business, with operational headquarters in Costa Rica, offering pallet rental, export, repair, and reuse services, managing to give circularity to goods that in the past were traditionally single-use material. It has operations in the Central American region, but Costa Rica is its main market. With this financing operation, RAP will have a broad Environmental and Social Action Plan and a Corporate Governance Action Plan that will allow it to align with the best international standards in the sector.

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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.

RENT A PALLET - ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL REVIEW SUMMARY (ESRS)

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RENT A PALLET - PLAN DE ACCIÓN AMBIENTAL Y SOCIAL (PAAS O ESAP)

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Client Contact

CONTACT NAME

Carlos Monge

POSITION

CFO

PHONE NUMBER

(506) 4010-4119

EMAIL

Carlos.Monge@rentapallet.com

IDB Invest Contact

EMAIL

requestinformation@idbinvest.org

PHONE

+1(202)-566-4566

ADDRESS

1350 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

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