Egypt National Cleaner Production Center (ENCPC)
The Egypt National Cleaner Production Center (ENCPC) is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and UNIDO. It is an integral part of the ministry network of Technology Transfer and Innovation Centers (ETTIC) supporting the modernization of Egyptian industry, and covering 10 industrial sectors. The ENCPC operates as a horizontal, cross-cutting entity supporting various industrial sectors.
- To enhance productivity and improve environmental performance of Egyptian industries and to contribute to their long term competitiveness on national and global markets
- To support investment in environmentally sound technologies (ESTs).
- To coordinate existing national cleaner production efforts, and promote partnership links and foster dialogue between public and private institutions in Egypt concerned with cleaner production.
The ENCPC offers services to the Egyptian industry by means of local and international expertise. Services include:
- Technical assistance for cleaner production including technology transfer and access to available financing packages;
- Technical assistance for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects;
- Industrial waste management and recycling initiatives (closing the material cycles);
- Assistance for environmental labels (e.g. OekoTex for textiles), (Environmental Management system ISO 14001, OHSAS) and quality labels (CE mark);
- Applying the new, service-oriented business model of Chemical Leasing to companies;
- Implement training programmes;
- Supply Chain Management including Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR, SA 8000)
- Assistance for Compliance to national and international standards and regulations.
In 2007, the ENCPC won a joint tender from the World Bank/Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)/EU Egyptian Pollution Abatement Project II, to perform Cleaner Production Audits and prepare a Cleaner Production Promotion Plan for a total budget of US$ 220,000.
Furthermore, The ENCPC has been assigned a project for the application of slag produced from iron and steel companies in road construction in Egypt. The project is worth LE 1,375,000 per year.
Major Achievements in 2007
New Projects Identified
Total Projects Under Promotion (as on Dec. the 31st)
Projects Under Negotiation (as on Dec. the 31st)
Total Investment Generated (US$)
Egyptian Companies Assisted
Foreign Companies Assisted