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Support initiatives by Repsol in response to COVID-19

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.

A container holding a donation of alcohol-based hand sanitizer

Producing and donating alcohol-based hand gel

We readapted our laboratories at our Repsol Technology Lab research center that are usually used for manufacturing racing fuels to make hand sanitizing gel by following the guidelines set out by the World Health Organization (WHO). We began with a production of 3,000 liters per week to be donated to healthcare personnel and hospitals that has gradually increased to 10,000 liters weekly.

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 gel to emergency services in the Community of Madrid and the municipality of Móstoles. MOreover, we loaned a PCR machine with capabilities of carrying out 500 tests per day to detect the Coronavirus to Hospital de La Paz in Madrid.
Polypropylene mask samples on a test dummy

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 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.
A hand holding a bunch of polyethylene

Polyethylene donation

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. Additionally, we donated 5,500 kg of low-density polyethylene to Plastigaur (Andoain, Guipúzcoa) 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.
An elderly woman on the phone smiling

Repsol Foundation volunteering

In keeping with our commitment to society and in response to this emergency, we are making various resources available to help meet the most urgent needs of the health system and people who are experiencing difficult times.
Repsol Wible car

Wible joins the
#YoCedoMiCoche
initiative

We're joining forces with B&B Hotels to facilitate the commute for healthcare workers in the IFEMA field hospital.
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  • Other collaborations in areas and countries where we operate

Spain

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:

  • At Repsol Foundation, we joined the Red Cross's RESPONDE Plan to meet the needs of the most vulnerable individuals in Spain due to the Coronavirus. Therefore, we launched a charity campaign in which Company employees can make donations that will go in full to this program. Also, at the Foundation we will make an additional contribution to collaborate with this initiative.
  • In collaboration with the Madrid City Council, the Community of Madrid, and the Regional Government of Andalucía, we joined the Minutos initiative along wiith the Adopta un Abuelo NGO, which involves volunteers that on a daily basis talk to elderly people to help them feel like they are not alone. Also, we are part of the Cartas contra la soledad initiative aimed at providing moral support to certain individuals given the current situation.
  • 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. Additionally, we donated 5,500 kg of low-density polyethylene to Plastigaur (Andoain, Guipúzcoa) 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.
  • We gave nearly 3.8 tons of polypropylene to Inamarsa (Jaén), the IBI concortium of companies, and the Rey Juan Carlos University in collaboration with the company RDI Plastics for the manufacture of approximately 100,000 protective face masks.
  • We reached an agreement with Deliveroo for the delivery of basic products that we offer in our stores to 19 Spanish cities.
  • More than 500 protective suits, over 22,000 gloves, around 200 hospital gowns, more than 380 protective glasses, 1,400 shoe covers, and other protection materials like disposable coveralls and surgical caps have been donated by our industrial complexes to local hospitals and associations in the area like the Hospital de Puertollano, Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña, Hospital de Ciudad Real, Hospital Universitario Santa Lucía de Cartagena, Asociación Provincial de Parálisis Cerebral la Muntanyeta, Policía Local de Puertollano, Asociación Ayuda en Carretera del País Vasco, and Servicio Murciano de Salud, among others.
  • The Puertollano industrial complex has loaned its portable breathing apparatus to the Hospital de Puertollano, as well as donating various packing materials to the Hospital Santa Bárbara which, thanks to a local pattern making school, was converted into water-proof hospital gowns.
  • Four rolls of different film packing (weighing approximately 1,650 kilograms) were donated from our Tarragona complex. This material is used as a protective lining in ambulances and as barriers between hospital beds and other areas within hospitals, among other uses. In this case, two of the rolls were donated to the hospital Sant Joan de Reus and another two to the Hospital Joan XXIII.
  • In recognition of the work of all the transportation personnel that come to our facilities and make it possible to continue our essential production activities, we offer them water, fruit, and sandwiches at our complexes in A Coruña, Cartagena, Puertollano, Tarragona, and Sines.

Bolivia

In Bolivia, we are contributing to the purchase of protective material (suits, glasses, face shields, masks) for the Santa Cruz authorities.

Brazil

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.

Ecuador

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.

Indonesia

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).

Peru

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.

Portugal

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.

Malaysia

We donated food to an orphanage in Kota Kinabalu.

Norway

We donated food packages to Church City Mission and Rogaland A-Senter.

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    • Handing out protective materials
    • Materials
  • Representative of COVID Fighters next to a donation from Repsol
    • Box of PPEs
    • Donating PPE to the Wayuu community