The pilot UNIDO project ‘National Cleaner Production Program in Ukraine-Launching and Operation’ started in 2007 under the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky KPI” with the aim to help improve the competitiveness and productivity of Ukrainian industry and reduce negative environmental impact. The main project goal – recalibrate production process by implementing technical measures; establish active system in Ukraine to further distribute the Cleaner Production Program.
Based on accumulated positive results during pilot project phase, UNIDO and the Government of Switzerland in 2011 signed a formal agreement to make Ukraine start the realization of a more ambitious project ‘Promoting the Adaptation and Adoption of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) through the Establishment and Operation of a Cleaner Production Centre (CPC) in Ukraine’, which actually started at 2012 year end. In January 2013, the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre (RECPC NGO) was established within the project frame. The governments of Switzerland and the Republic of Austria became the project donors.
Headed by the University of Applied Sciences in Northwest Switzerland (FHNW), the Swiss consortium was selected as a Swiss Reference Centre to provide technical support to RECPC in Ukraine.
In its everyday activities, the Centre is guided by sector-specific and professional approaches when dealing with national priority industries and these are: chemical, agro-industrial, metallurgical and metal-processing industries.
In 2017, the Centre was certified according to
ISO 9001: 2015.