During the pandemic, the group delivered basic healthcare supplies and carried out charitable initiatives worth more than 30 million euros
300 ventilators donated by Iberdrola have arrived in Spain to strengthen the response capacity to Covid-19
- Volunteers from the company have collaborated in the management of the shipment, which is distributed to the Health Departments in the Autonomous Communities for distribution to hospitals
This morning, aircraft ABW9604 landed at Madrid-Barajas Airport with a total of 300 pieces of state-of-the-art breathing equipment donated by Iberdrola with the aim of helping to strengthen the response capacity of the health services to Covid-19.
Once on land, volunteers from the company collaborated in the management of the shipment of the Aeonmed VG70 (Intrusive Oxygen Ventilator) model ventilators, which will be distributed to Health Departments in the Autonomous Communities for direct distribution to hospitals in the next few hours.
This initiative forms part of the global action undertaken by the Iberdrola group during the coronavirus health crisis and completes the process of delivering essential supplies, taking advantage of its global supply capability, as well as other charitable initiatives carried out in recent months worth more than 30 million euros.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the group has acquired a total of 400 pieces of breathing equipment to be donated to the health authorities and hospitals - in addition to the 300 that have arrived in Spain, 50 have been donated to Brazil and another 50 previously distributed in Spain - as well as 4.6 million masks, 120,000 protective coveralls and 20,000 pairs of goggles; all managed through the suppliers Iturri, Wottoline, Amara and Viral Health. This time, the logistics were carried out by the DSV transport group.
Pandemic Action Plan with more than 150 measures
The donation of health and prevention supplies, in coordination with the authorities, has formed part of the Iberdrola group's global response to the coronavirus health crisis.
The group activated a pandemic action plan with more than 150 measures to protect its workers and suppliers, ensure the supply of its essential service and meet the needs of the most vulnerable groups and customers.
The actions the company carried out included strengthening the energy service in 350 hospitals and medical facilities during the state of alarm. Also, coinciding with the outbreak of coronavirus and in order to contribute to the recovery of the economy and employment, it decided to place advance orders to suppliers worth 7 billion euros in the first six months of the year and raise its investments this year to 10 billion euros.
Iberdrola has become the first company to obtain global certification from AENOR for its Covid-19 protocol. This certificate endorses its actions to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, guaranteeing both the health and safety of people and the maintenance and quality of the energy supply.
Over 2,000 volunteers against Covid-19
Since the state of alarm was declared, Iberdrola has mobilised more than 2,000 volunteers in charitable initiatives in Spain. In a campaign entitled ‘Volunteers against Covid’, these kind-hearted people have taken part from their homes in 36 projects driven by 21 social organisations, that have reached over 12,000 people in vulnerable situations.
The initiatives promoted by Iberdrola included making face masks, producing face shields with 3D printers, organising virtual correspondence between volunteers and isolated elderly citizens in nursing homes, donating electronic devices for senior citizens in isolation in hospitals and nursing homes, providing telephone support for people with disabilities or mental health conditions, and telling stories to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.