Environmental and Social Management and Monitoring Program (ESMMP) has been prepared and drawn upon international standards and guidelines including the International Finance Institutions Performance Standards and the Equator Principles (EPs).
Scopes of the Project include the design, procurement, and construction of hospital buildings within the campus and the operation and maintenance over a 25 years period after commissioning. In addition to the construction of main hospital buildings (main hospital core and six towers), a medical observation clinic, an administration building for the Ministry of Health (MoH), a high security psychiatry hospital, a rehabilitation hospital and technical services buildings will integrate to the Campus. The Campus will be the largest health campus in the world built under single contract and employed over 7.000 direct labor force at peak with over 45 million man-hours expected to be spent.
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study has been carried out for the environmental and social assessment of the Project, to document the potential environmental and social impacts associated with its construction and provide mitigation measures to prevent, avoid, reduce or compensate for any adverse impacts. The aim of the ESIA is to describe the Project and the impacts it is predicted to have on the environmental and social baseline conditions. Furthermore, it aims to explain how the Project has been designed and how it will be implemented in order to minimize its adverse impacts and maximize its benefits. The subject of the impact assessment are Air Quality, Noise, Water, Wastewater and Groundwater, Soil, Geo-hazards, Waste, Traffic, Ecology, Resettlement, Population Influx, Local Economy and Local Livelihoods, Community Health, Safety and Security, Access to Services and Infrastructure, Occupational Health, Labor and Working Conditions, and Cultural Heritage.
Environmental and Social Management and Monitoring Program (ESMMP) has been prepared and drawn upon international standards and guidelines including the Performance Standards of the IFC and the Equator Principles (EPs). The Project Company is committed to full compliance with all Turkish EIA Regulations, the international lending PSs of the IFC and EPs.
The Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) has been prepared in accordance with the Performance Standards (PSs) of the IFC, the EPs and the common social policy and corporate principles of the sponsors of the Bilkent IHC Project.
Many energy-efficient systems will be employed in the Bilkent IHC. One of the systems is the tri-generation plant. The blower and exhaust fans as well as circulation pumps and pumps used in a part of the cooling system will be frequency-controlled to save energy. Use of frequency-controlled pumps aim to decrease the annual total energy consumption up to 25%. In addition to this environmental technologies such as Low-NOx burners will be used for minimization of NOx at tri-generator plant.
All of the actions identified as mitigations relating to construction and operation of the Project have been collated and presented in a separate document as an Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP). The related actions that will be taken by the Borrowers are periodically monitored by us. The Environmental and Social Monitoring Report of the Bilkent IHC Project are preparing to meet Borrower’s requirements in accordance with the Facility Agreement. Monitoring reports cover all of the information relating to Borrower’s compliance with Environmental Law, Environmental and Social Standards, Environmental Permits, Environmental and Social Action Plan and Environmental and Social Report Requirements of the Facility Agreement. Health and Safety Performance of the Project are also monitored.
Construction Permit of the Project was secured on April, 2015 and it is planned to finish the whole construction works by October, 2018 with phased completions starting from June 2017.
ISO 9001, ISO 14001 (for Project Companies) & OHSAS 18001 (Bilkent IHC Project and Istanbul Office of the Project Company) Management Systems Certifications are to be secured with the commencement of the operation of the Campus.
The Project Company is committed to full compliance with related national labor legislation and the Performance Standards (PSs) of International Finance Corporation (IFC). Within this scope, periodical IFC PS 2 Compliance Audit Reports are being prepared for the purpose of checking labor and working conditions of the Project construction phase against the ESAP. The interviews were conducted by the experts with more than 100 employees in the Focus Group Discussions.