The CLH Group joins the fight against COVID-2019

  • The company donates approximately one million euros in medical supplies to the Ministry of the Interior in cooperation with CNPIC and the clothing company Tendam

The CLH Group has joined the collaboration with the Spanish government to mitigate the current health emergency situation caused by COVID-19 by donating medical supplies, consisting of masks, gloves and protective clothing for a value of approximately one million euros, to the Ministry of the Interior, for distribution to the Law Enforcement Agencies, hospitals and several nursing homes.

This collaboration with the Ministry of the Interior has been accomplished through the National Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CNPIC), with which CLH has an ongoing relationship as it manages several critical infrastructures.

The clothing company Tendam, owner of brands such as Cortefiel, Pedro del Hierro, Springfield, Women’secret and Fifty, has also cooperated in this operation. The company’s major shareholder, CVC, is also a CLH shareholder.

To carry out this donation, Tendam has made available to CLH its textile suppliers in China, thus making it possible to order medical supplies and make them available to the Spanish authorities for distribution based on current requirements in Spain.

The CLH Group is the main Spanish company engaged in the storage and transportation of oil products. Therefore, its operations are considered essential according to Royal Decree 463/2020 on the State of Emergency.

From the outset of the crisis, the CLH Group implemented a contingency plan to protect the health of everyone working within the company and to ensure operations at its infrastructures and fuel supply.

Based on this contingency plan, which remains active, the company continues to operate as usual and is cooperating with the oil sector to guarantee the supply of oil products to the general population and other entities and organisations that are also providing essential services during the crisis.

As pointed out by the Chief Executive Officer of the CLH Group, Jorge Lanza, to the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, while arranging the collaboration agreement, “As a company charged with an essential service to the community, such as the supply of oil products, the CLH Group wishes to cooperate to the extent possible to mitigate the current emergency situation and help overcome it as soon as possible, just as everyone in the company is already doing daily in their jobs, despite the exceptional situation we are living through.”

Photo (from left to right): The CEO of the CLH Group, Jorge Lanza, the Commander of the Civil Guard of Ana María Muñoz and the Inspector of the National Police, Leandro Gobierno, both from the CNPIC coordination area, and the deputy director of HSSE of the CLH Group, Jesús Manso at the moment of delivery of the material.