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#InThisTogether

We all have a role to play in pulling together during this difficult time. We care about the health and safety of our employees, customers, distributors and communities and are pulling together to beat the health threat that has turned our world upside down.

We are working with our customers and communities where we can, with many local initiatives across the world, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Updated 04.05.2020

UK

In the UK we have donated 150 boxes of protective equipment to a large hospital in Berkshire. This donation includes face shields, face masks, safety glasses, gloves, disposable overalls and tape.

GERMANY

In Germany, the team from the Castrol blend plant in Hamburg donated 1,200 masks to 3 hospitals in Northern Germany who were short of equipment. 

 

To support health care workers in Germany, we’ve sent them 6,000 25EUR gift cards which can be used across the Aral network to purchase fuel or anything from our retailers.

SPAIN

In Spain, we’ve donated 300,000 face masks to a field hospital being built in Madrid.

 

INDIA

Castrol India Ltd. has allocated nearly $1.3m to support initiatives across India.

 

We are working with various NGOs to provide:

  • Emergency medical supplies and equipment to government hospitals across several states.
  • Food and essential supplies to daily wage earners and migrant workers.
  • Protective gear to policemen and to refuse collectors in key metro cities.

 

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Read more about we’re supporting #IndiaFightsCorona here.

 

VIETNAM

In Vietnam, Castrol has distributed 10,000 safety kits to our customers together with education on how to protect themselves from the virus. 

 

To protect care workers we’ve partnered with Youth Union to provide 4,000 specialist care packs in quarantine centres, together with free bike service and oil change stations to serve local frontline teams.

 

Read more in our press release.

INDONESIA

In Indonesia, to protect our frontline partners, we have distributed more than 2,000 packages of our ‘Healthy Kit’, to workshops, distributors and industrial customers.

 

Romania

In Romania, we purchased and donated testing equipment to a government operated field hospital to significantly increase their testing capability. Read more in our press release

 

TURKEY

We are supporting a number of initiatives across Turkey:

  • To keep ~900 ambulances operating in seven cities across Turkey, we donated premium engine lubricants.
  • To reduce hygiene risks for our customers and employees, we have launched a disinfection process for our distributors and Auto Service workshops and provided 330 hygiene and sterilization kits along with 1,500 of PPE for front line service workers.
  • Thousands of workshops were forced to close as part of Turkey’s COVID-19 response. Working with Ahbap (a local charity) we donated food shopping codes covering 2500 mechanics’ basic needs without jobs or incomes.  Mechanics were also invited to use the Castrol UstaEller (mechanics community) platform where they could access live counseling advice as well as technical and personal skills training.
  • For our distributor's sales teams, who looked to make the best of their ‘at home’ time we launched an online capability development initiative called ‘e-Campus’ for our distributors' sales teams, covering topics like contract management, route optimisation, and product portfolio discussions as well as well-being. 
  • The direct channel marketing refreshed the “Castrol Digital Coaching Programme” for the franchised workshop channel, carried out several live session with dealers from different brands joining the programme to support and train them what it is the most required skill set for their businesses post-Covid.
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RUSSIA

In Russia, we teamed up with BP to make a donation of engine lubricants to the Moscow ambulance service.

 

UAE

In UAE, to help reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, we’ve donated personal hygiene kits to workshop technicians that consisted of hand sanitizer and wipes. The personal hygiene kit also had a carry home “Hand Hygiene” instructions for the mechanics. Both the independent workshops and retail outlets were given a poster campaign to encourage people to wash their hands, keep their cars clean and live safely. 

 

CHINA

In China, Castrol donated RMB 1 million of protective medical items to help Wuhan fight against the coronavirus outbreak including masks and protective clothing. We also launched the ‘Love to Protect’ Customer Care’ program which included a number of initiatives including:

  • Providing safety kits for mechanics at over 10,000 workshops
  • Hosting online training for almost 20,000 customers on how to protect themselves from the virus
  • Providing free car maintenance, disinfection and sterilization services to the medics who went to Hubei
  • In Taicang we have expedited the careful re-opening of our plant so we can fulfil the urgent order to provide engine lubricant and transmission fluids for a fleet of ambulances.

 

USA

In the USA, Castrol HR manager Christine Yang heard that her local New Jersey hospital was short of surgical masks and remembered her sewing machine. After receiving instructions from the hospital, Christine used spare cotton and elastic in her home to assemble around 30 masks. The hospital is now providing kits from their own supplies, and Christine is using social media to recruit more volunteers.  

 

We’ve also launched a campaign encouraging people to stay at home and make creative use of their garage to Stay in and keep your drive. #Garagelife.

#INTHISTOGETHER

 

… and there’s so much more!

 

Castrol is part of BP, which has a large number of initiatives to support the current situation, from donating fuel to air ambulance organisations, offering free fuel to emergency vehicles, and free taxi rides for NHS heroes (UK) to name just a few ways we’re helping. You can find out more here on how we’re #InThisTogether.