Support initiatives by Repsol in
response to COVID-19
In response to the current situation, Repsol wanted to collaborate with a number of altruistic initiatives committed to society. They range from providing necessary materials to the healthcare system to supporting transportation professionals who continue driving the roads every day. Learn more about our support initiatives in the fight against the coronavirus.
Producing and donating alcohol-based hand sanitizer
We adapted our laboratories at the Repsol Technology Lab research center to make hand sanitizer according to WHO guidelines. We began with a production of 3,000 liters per week to be donated to hospitals and production gradually increased to 10,000 liters per week.
The hospitals that have received these donations include: Universitario de Móstoles, 12 de Octubre, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda, Hospital Severo Ochoa, La Paz, Gregorio Marañon, Hospital General la Mancha Centro – Alcázar de San Juan, Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón, Hospital Infanta Cristina, and Hospital Infanta Leonor, among others.
We also donated alcohol-based hand sanitizer to emergency services in the Community of Madrid and the municipality of Móstoles and loaned a PCR machine capable of doing 500 tests per day to detect the coronavirus to Hospital de La Paz in Madrid.
Material donated for manufacturing face shields
We donated 1,500 kg of polypropylene produced at our Polidux en Monzón plant in Huesca to the Spanish Foundation for Research and Development in Transportation and Energy (CIDAUT) in Valladolid to manufacture up to 5,700 face shields a day.
Polypropylene is a material used for injection molding the support frame for face shields. This is one of the two pieces that make up this essential piece of protective equipment worn by healthcare workers fighting to end the coronavirus pandemic.
Polyethylene donation for PPE
We donated 23 tons of low-density polyethylene to Grupo Armando Álvarez to manufacture 80,000 pieces of protective equipment that will be distributed all across Spain. We also donated 5,500 kg of low-density polyethylene to Plastigaur (Andoain, Gipuzkoa, Spain) to produce 60,000 gowns, shoe covers, and sleeves that have been given to the Regional Government of Gipuzkoa, Osakidetza, Fundación Matia, IMQ Zorrotzaurre in Bilbao, and many other clinics.
Donating face masks and protective suits
We donated 400,000 masks and 1,500 protective suits to the Spanish public healthcare system to be distributed based on the medical supply needs across Spain.
Donating to Spain's National Ambulance Business Federation
We donated PPE to Spain's National Ambulance Business Federation (ANEA) consisting of 1,000 liters of hand sanitizer, 10,000 face masks, and 10,000 gloves.
Other collaborations in areas and countries where we operate
Moreover, we are undertaking a range of different initiatives in our industrial complexes and business areas, where numerous actions are taking place at both the local and the regional level:
In Bolivia, we donated protective material to Villa Vaca Guzmán, in the municipality of Huacaya to outfit their medical sites, and to the community of Palos Blancos, Entre Ríos and the isolated Guaraní people. We are also contributing to the purchase of protective material (suits, glasses, face shields, masks) for the Santa Cruz authorities.
We made a donation to support the construction of a field hospital in Río along with other companies associated with the Brazilian Petroleum, Gas, and Biofuels Institute.
We delivered 2,000 school kits to students at the Puerto Estrella de la Alta Extrema Guajira boarding school and its satellite schools so that students could keep up their studies at home.
We are participating in support programs by purchasing medical supplies and food. We are also providing food kits in the area near our operations for 140 Waorani families and 80 Kichwa families. Through the Repsol Foundation, we are delivering 250 products of basic necessity to the Shushufindi municipality.
We are working with the community as our employees participate in a number of campaigns including: writing letters to the elderly, working with the Montgomery County Food Bank and Interfaith of The Woodlands food distribution center, and sharing work/educational experience with high school students via the Education for Tomorrow Alliance.
We sent 50 liters of hand sanitizer to the Red Cross of Indonesia from the local offices (south of Sumatra, close to our area of operations) and 100 liters to towns in the Aceh province.
We are working to purchase protective material and other necessary supplies for hospitals in the south (Ubari, Grefa, and Bint Baya) in Sebha and Zawia.
We made a monetary donation to acquire medical supplies, especially respirators, which will be donated to the authorities. We are also donating non-perishable food items to vulnerable families in the Ventanilla district (area of influence for the La Pampilla Refinery). In addition, our service station network is offering coffee and a free snack to medical and security personnel.
In addition to providing water, fruit, and sandwiches to transportation personnel at our Sines industrial complex, lab coats were sent to the health authorities in the Alentejo region. Additionally, the industrial complex delivered more than 5,200 surgical masks, 170 liters of hand sanitizer, 120 cases of gloves, and other products to the local health unit of Saúde do Litoral in Alentejano (ULSLA), the Santa Casa de la Misericordia de Sines nursing home, and the Asociación Humanitaria de Bomberos Voluntarios de Sines, among others.
We donated food, detergent, hand sanitizer, and masks to three orphanages in Kota Kinabalu and Tuaran. We are also working with four NGOs to distribute food kits to vulnerable families in the Klang Valley (Kuala Lumpur), Terengganu, and Sabah.
We donated food kits and sponsored one meal per week for people living in poverty through the Church City Mission and Rogaland A-senter. We also delivered 100 sets of personal protective equipment to Rogaland A-senter personnel. It is a specialized healthcare institution treating addiction.
We donated 500 sets of personal protective equipment to the Children’s Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.