Repsol renews its commitment to Fundación ONCE and will reach 600 hires for people with disabilities

Press Release 27/09/2021 00:00
  • The entities sign an Inserta Agreement for the fifth time

Repsol's corporate director of People and Organization, Carmen Muñoz, and the general director of Fundación ONCE, José Luis Martínez Donoso, renewed the Inserta Agreement for the fifth consecutive time, after previous agreements in 2006, 2010, 2013, and 2016. This time, it will involve hiring 40 people with disabilities over the next four years to reach a total of 600 hirings since the beginning of the collaboration between the two companies. 

This agreement is part of the operational programs for Youth Employment and Social Economy (POEJ) and Social Inclusion and Social Economy (POISES), which Fundación ONCE is developing through Inserta Empleo, with co-financing from the European Social Fund. These programs seek to increase training and employment of people with disabilities.

Repsol's corporate director of People and Organization, Carmen Muñoz, stressed that “Repsol is a benchmark in the incorporation of people with disabilities into the labor market, precisely because we are convinced that, by backing diversity, equality, and inclusion, we can become a better company with a more sustainable people management model that benefits from all its talent.”

In 2020, the company reached the target of hiring 527 people with different abilities worldwide, 430 of them in Spain. Repsol employees with disabilities are integrated into all areas of the organization, including the industrial field. The work carried out by Repsol in terms of integrating people with disabilities has been recognized with various awards. Repsol is a pioneer in adapting its facilities, such as the more than 500 accessible service stations in its network in Spain and its corporate headquarters in Madrid, Repsol Campus, which was built under universal accessibility criteria.

The general director of Fundación ONCE recalled that “we have been collaborating with Repsol for fifteen years, a company that is a benchmark for us, because what began as compliance with 2% of the quota has today resulted in hiring 600 workers with disabilities. We have also done many things beyond the labor inclusion of people with disabilities in the company. The awareness that Repsol has regarding everything to do with disability, such as accessibility, treatment, and policies towards its workers, has always been hugely satisfying for us and proof that this alliance works".

Repsol will continue to rely on Inserta Empleo, the Fundación ONCE’s training and employment entity, to fill new jobs that the company needs, pre-select candidates who best fit the required profile, and provide training to help them perform their work.

The agreement also includes the promotion of other activities that indirectly favor the employment of people with disabilities through the acquisition of goods and contracting of services from special employment centers.

About Repsol

Repsol is a global multi-energy company that is leading the energy transition and has set the goal of becoming net zero emissions by 2050. It is present throughout the energy value chain, distributing its products in nearly 100 countries to 24 million customers. 

The company is transforming its seven industrial facilities in Spain, Portugal, and Peru into multi-energy hubs through cutting-edge projects that will reduce its carbon footprint. It can meet all consumer mobility and energy needs with a customer-centric offering. Repsol is at the forefront of the development of sustainable mobility solutions, providing increasingly efficient fuels, sustainable biofuels, electric charging, AutoGas, and natural gas for vehicles. It is also a key player in the electricity and gas market, with 1.2 million customers and low-emission power generation assets.

To achieve net zero emissions by 2050, Repsol is committed to a model that integrates all technologies for decarbonization and is based on improving efficiency, increasing its capacity to generate low-emission electricity, producing low-carbon fuels, developing new solutions for customers, commiting to the circular economy, and promoting cutting-edge projects to reduce the industry's carbon footprint. 

Repsol employs 24,000 people over 30 countries, comprising a diverse, committed, and intrapreneurial team that works to make the goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050 a reality.