Repsol has been awarded Petroleum Economist’s Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year Award, for its network of accessible and sustainable service stations. This prize recognizes Repsol's commitment to corporate responsibility, specifically its sustainable and accessible service stations project.
The panel of judges for the Petroleum Economist Awards, which included the Secretary General of OPEC, Abdalla el-Badri, valued Repsol's commitment to offering excellent service and to creating opportunities for disabled people.
Repsol has more than 700 accessible and sustainable service stations in Spain, Portugal, and Peru. It was also the first company in the world to obtain a BREEAM certificate, the leading international method for sustainable building certification, for one of its service stations. Repsol is also a leading employer of people with disabilities, who already number more than 700 on the company’s workforce.
Repsol's Executive Director of Marketing, Antonio Calçada, who accepted the award, said “it's especially exciting to receive this recognition for our accessible and sustainable service stations project, as it represents the corporate values we believe in. Additionally, tells us we're doing things properly and motivates us even more to continue working and innovating to offer services and create opportunities for society.”
The company has received several recognitions for its initiatives in integrating the disabled and in sustainability. Repsol is one of the sector leaders in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which chooses the companies with the best performance in sustainability each year. Repsol’s sustainability score almost doubles the industry average. Furthermore, the company is a constant presence in the FTSE4Good, Ethibel, Euronext and CDLI indices, among others.
The Petroleum Economist Awards recognize the best leaders, companies, and projects in the sector. They have a panel of judges made up of independent experts who represent all sectors of the international energy industry.
Last year, Petroleum Economist named Repsol Chairman Antonio Brufau as best CEO of the year for his leadership and management abilities at the head of the company. It also named Repsol the best energy company for its performance and flexibility in the face of adverse situations.
Petroleum Economist is one of the most prestigious and longest running publications in the energy sector. It has been providing high-quality macroeconomic and geopolitical analysis on the energy industry for 80 years. It is considered to be an authority in the energy sector, and is a point of reference among specialized media.