On January 29th, 2013, the official inauguration of the Project took place at NTUU “KPI” and in June 2013, the Centre was granted a legal NGO status in order to facilitate service delivery to industries, municipalities and national government.
The Centre Founders and three main National Project partners are: National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (http://www.kpi.ua/), Science Park “Kyivska Polytechnika” (http://www.spark.kpi.ua/) and Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (http://www.uspp.org.ua/).
The Swiss Consortium led by the University of Applied Science and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) was appointed Swiss Reference Centre to provide technical support to the Centre in Ukraine. In May 2015, a new Swiss Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) was assigned to support the team of the Centre in both technical and strategic terms.
The Centre office is hosted by the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” and has got a professional team of experts with academic background in different industrial sectors. It follows a sector and regional approach focusing on national priority industries, namely chemicals, agro-processing, metallurgical and metal processing. The target regions foreseen in the original project documents were Vinnytsia, Zaporizhzhia, Kyiv, Lviv, Luhansk, Kherson & the Crimea. Due to new political situation in the country, the decision was made in favor of Kharkiv and Odesa instead of Luhansk and the Crimea, respectively.
On September 30th, 2016, the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre LLC obtained legal status. According to the Steering Committee resolution (meetings held on February 09th, 2016 and May 12th, 2016) a new legal entity registered at the Government Registration Body allows working out financial RECP proposals for the companies at a fair market price.
On 2017 the Centre was certified according to ISO 9001: 2015.