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.
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.
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.
In Spain, we’ve donated 300,000 face masks to a field hospital being built in Madrid.
Castrol India Ltd. has allocated nearly $1.3m to support initiatives across India.
We are working with various NGOs to provide:
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Read more about we’re supporting #IndiaFightsCorona here.
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.
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.
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.
We are supporting a number of initiatives across Turkey:
In Russia, we teamed up with BP to make a donation of engine lubricants to the Moscow ambulance service.
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.
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:
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.
… 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.
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