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GEIPP Ukraine Project

within the framework of the Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme

Implementing Agency





Project objective

Demonstrate the viability and benefits of Eco-Industrial Park approaches in scaling up resource productivity and improving economic, environmental, and social performances of businesses and thereby contributing to inclusive and sustainable industrial development in Ukraine

Project components

  • Mainstream EIP into the national policy and create splendid conditions for EIP development in Ukraine
  • Provide detailed technical and strategic support of three selected industrial parks to assist their transition into Eco-Industrial Parks

Key tasks

  • Supporting governments to translate the EIP concept and associated practices into national policy and government decision-making process
  • Awareness raising activities among key stakeholder groups regarding the benefits of EIP
  • Developing of and advising on park management models required to develop and operate an industrial park sustainability, to attract investments and to provide attractive working conditions
  • Providing technical support to upscale resource efficiency and industrial synergies/symbiosis
  • Develop capacity building of stakeholders in the private and public sectors throughout the entire development of EIPs

RECP Centre's role

Within this Programme in Ukraine, the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre was in charge of:

  • RECP assessments at the IP enterprises
  • Assessment of industrial parks against international methodology
  • Search for industrial symbiosis opportunities
  • EIP policy vision and IP development roadmap for Ukraine
  • Establishment of an Eco-industrial Parks Award in Ukraine
  • Amending the laws of Ukraine on the EIP model implementation

Project deliverables

The below listed three target industrial parks in Ukraine were assessed against International Eco-Industrial Parks Framework:

  • AgroMash, PJSC (Zaporizhzhia)
  • Bilotserkivskyi Vantazhnyi Aviatsiynyi Kompleks (IP BVAK) (Bila Tserkva)
  • Patriot IP, PJSC (Sumy)

The International EIP framework sets benchmarks and targets that an eco-industrial park should meet. The assessments were carried out using a universal EIP assessment tool.

The RECP Centre carried out all tasks and according to the assessment the deliverables are:

  • The current level of IPS compliance with international benchmarks and prerequisites applicable to EIPs determined
  • The potential of achieving international benchmarks and prerequisites that the target IPs can achieve in the next few years assessed
  • The work plans to implement the priority EIP opportunities (based on three IPs assessment results) prepared
  • Three IPs onsite round tables organized for the management companies to present the assessment results approve work plans to implement the developed EIP initiatives

Park performance in %

Round tables and assessment results for three industrial parks (image gallery)

The RECP Centre’s experts assessed 20 tenant enterprises within IP BVAK.

The assessments were carried against RECP methodology where the consumption of all resources like energy, material, water flows, as well as the generation of waste, emissions and wastewater were analysed. These activites were followed by further RECP measures development and their feasibility study worked out.

Distribution of the assessed enterprises by in industries

Cumulative potential savings due to proposed 82 RECP measures if implemented at the IP BVAK

The RECP Centre's experts assessing the IP BVAK tenant companies

The development of proposals for industrial symbiosis based on 2 drivers, namely:

  • The assessment results of 20 enterprises within the target IP
  • A session of seminars/trainings with for the representatives of the tenant enterprises, local authorities and the IP management companies

The RECP assessments helped determine the production energy flows by types of energy sources, material and water flows, waste capacities, emissions and effluents. All these data were further used to elaborate industrial symbiosis opportunities.

The organized workshops encouraged its participants to to speak up about the most common problems/issues they face in production activities; so these challenges were collected, as well as feedback and suggestions on possibledeveloped proposals to build up industrial symbiosis between the IP tenants.

Thus, as a result of the above informational activities, 11 proposals for industrial symbiosis were developed and their feasibility studies were carried out.

The last workshop on industrial symbiosis resulted in selecting 4 priority proposals and their further incorporation into the Work plan 2021-2023.

It should be noted though, that not a traditional industrial symbiosis approach was considered for the IP BVAK, but a broader industrial and infrastructure synergy, which covers synergy in the service sector; synergy in the supply chain; synergy of by-products; and synergy of the cities and industry.

Energy flows (flow chart)

An example of active industrial symbiosis within IP BVAK

One of the workshops within the project

The RECP Centre’s experts in cooperation with puREsource experts and the GEIPP-Ukraine project team elaborated the vision and a roadmap for the EIPS development in Ukraine, and they were included in the Strategy for the Industrial Parks Development  in Ukraine 2030.

The final version of the EIP policy vision and EIP roadmap in Ukraine was presented to the members of the Interagency Working Group on the implementation of EIPs development policy.

All findings in this study area became the body of the detailed report “Report on International Proposals to Eco-Industrial Park Policy Vision and Roadmap for Ukraine”.

The RECP Centre’s experts together with puREsource and backed-up with an advisory support provided by the GEIPP-Ukraine project team have elaborated proposals for the Eco-Industrial Park Award in Ukraine.

The Eco-Industrial Parks Award focuses on the EIPs promotion and implementation in Ukraine, recognizing benefits in more efficient IP management, environmental and economic efficiency, as well as increasing the IPs investment attractiveness.

The developed proposals for the award dwell on the basic isues, namely, the award organizer, the jury, the regularity of the award, the award criteria, the submission terms, the award categories, the award ceremony, etc.

All the groundwork on the award for the transformation into EIP are documented in the report “Proposals for the Eco-Industrial Parks Award in Ukraine”.

EIP Award Scheme in Ukraine

The RECP experts in close cooperation with the GEIPP-Ukraine project team, in particular with the national expert on legislation, have elaborated a number of amending proposals to the Laws of Ukraine. In the nearest future, it is envisaged that the proposed amendments will become a comprehensive solution and at the same time a driving force for the IPs transformation into EIPs and the creation of new EIPs.

The amendments are proposed to six laws of Ukraine and two by-laws, in particular:

The Law of Ukraine “On Industrial Parks”

The Law of Ukraine “On Environmental Impact Assessment”

The Law of Ukraine “On the Electricity Market”

The Law of Ukraine “On Waste”

The Law of Ukraine “On Heat Supply”

Customs Code of Ukraine

Tax Code of Ukraine

In addition, 2 bylaws have been developed:

The proposals to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (No. 25 dd. January 19, 2022) on approving the Procedure for considering documents on the inclusion of an Industrial (production) park into the Register of Industrial (production) Parks;

Resolution “On approval of the List of Eco-industrial Park criteria”.

All the developments on amendments to the Laws of Ukraine, including all comparative tables and explanatory notes, are documented in the “Report on amending the Laws of Ukraine”.

At the Validation workshop (23.06.2022), all the findings on the developed EIP vision and roadmap in Ukraine, the EIP Award scheme in Ukraine, amendments to the laws of Ukraine on the EIPs model implementation were presented and approved by its participants.

The Validation workshop gathered 83 participants, including the Interagency Working Group members on the EIPs implementation development policy, the members of the 3rd Advisory Board of the GEIPP-Ukraine project, the IPs representatives, stakeholders and the RECP Centre’s experts.

Details on the progress and achievements of the GEIPP-Ukraine project are available here.

Screenshots of the workshops on EIP policy in Ukraine and amendments to the laws of Ukraine on EIP


Project leaflet


Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme (GEIPP) is implemented by UNIDO in countries with transition economies 

GEIPP community countries

  • Colombia
  • Egypt
  • Indonesia
  • Peru
  • South Africa
  • Ukraine
  • Vietnam

Three IPs involved in the project

  • Location: Bila Tserkva town (Kyiv oblast)
  • Property: state-owned​
  • Total area: 250 hectares
  • Total companies within the industrial park : 74
  • Companies working in machine building, furniture and decorations manufacturing
  • Infrastructure is well-developed and expanded
  • Location: Zaporizhzhia city
  • Property: private
  • Total area: 10 hectares
  • Total companies within the industrial park : 33
  • Companies working in metalworking
  • Infrastructure: downtown, good road connection
  • Location: Sumy city
  • Property: private
  • Total area: 20 hectares
  • Total companies within the industrial park: 115 Companies working in service provision, manufacture of textile and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Benefits: provides tenants with water, electricity and heating. The territory is equipped with surveillance cameras