Michelin's commitment to helping society battle coronavirus crisis has been underlined with the donation of more than 400,000 surgical masks due to be delivered to public institutions, non-government organisations and clients in Spain.
More than 400,000 Masks Donated by Michelin
Michelin's priority since the alarm status was declared due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been focused on guaranteeing the health and safety of its workers. With the progressive return to business, work spaces have been appropriate and sufficient for the new norms with strict safety protocols allowing the employees to be able to carry out their jobs without putting themselves at risk.
Michelin has been taking a valuable social role during the crisis and on this occasion has acted by means of donating more than 400,000 surgical masks. Among those benefitting from the donations are public institutions in specific areas of Spain located nearby to some of Michelin's operating centres. This is the case in Junta de Castilla and León in Valladolid and Burgos, the regional councils of Álava and Guipúzcoa as well as the city councils of Tres Cantos (Madrid) and Illescas (Toledo).
In the majority of cases, the final destination will be residences for the elderly, shelters for minors and victims of domestic violence and care centres for the disabled to name but a few. Additionally, a high quantity of the masks have been designated for non-government organisations such as the Red Cross, Associations for Relatives of Alzheimer Sufferers, ASPACE, ALCER among others, as well as different clients of the Michelin Group in Spain and Portugal.
On top of this, Michelin will continue donating personal protective equipment to its employees. With this in mind, the company has rolled out various workshops in the production facilities of Aranda de Duero, Valladolid and Vitoria who are responsible for the internal manufacturing of hygienic masks. Once the production line has stabilised, Michelin will be able to produce almost 10,000 masks per day at its production facilities, designed for use within the company.