In response to the current situation, at Repsol we wanted to collaborate through a number of altruistic initiatives in commitment to society, which 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 actions in the fight against the Coronavirus.
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 visors a day for face shields.Polypropylene is a material used for manufacturing by injection molding the support frame for face shields. This is one of the two pieces that make up this essential protection equipment for healthcare workers that are currently battling the Coronavirus.
Moreover, we are undertaking a range of different initiatives in our industrial complexes and business areas, where numerous actions are taking place both at the local as well as the regional level:
In Bolivia, we are 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 are providing food kits in the area near our operations for 140 Waorani families and 70 Kichwa families. Also, through the Foundation we are delivering 250 products of basic necessity to the Shushufindi municipality.
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).
We made a monetary donation to acquire medical materials, 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, in the service station network, we offer coffee and a free snack to medical and security personnel.
In Portugal, in addition to delivering 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 1,200 surgical masks along with 80 liters of hand sanitizing gel 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 to an orphanage in Kota Kinabalu.
We donated food packages to Church City Mission and Rogaland A-Senter.