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Endesa donates 2.5 million euros to the Madrid and Catalonia governments to fight COVID-19

  • The company donates one million euros to Madrid's Regional Ministry of Health and 250,000 euros to Madrid City Council.
  •  Endesa also donates one million euros to the Catalan Institute of Health and 250,000 euros to Barcelona City Council
  •  A campaign to allow Endesa employees to donate to the Red Cross, the Food Bank in Catalonia and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has been launched, and will be reinforced with contributions from the company itself.
  • The actions are part of Endesa's Social Responsibility Plan to help combat the effects of the pandemic, endowed with 25 million euros.

Endesa has donated a total of 2.5 million euros to the governments of Madrid and Catalonia, the regions hardest hit by COVID-19 in our country, so that they can step up the fight against the pandemic. Specifically, Endesa has given one million euros each to the Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid and the Catalan Institute of Health, and 250,000 euros each to Madrid City Council and Barcelona City Council, to be allocated to the most urgent needs during this crisis.

Endesa's CEO, José Bogas, has sent letters to the President of the Government of Catalonia, Quim Torra, the President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, and Barcelona's mayor Ada Colau to inform them of the donation, which is part of Endesa's Public Responsibility Plan, endowed with 25 million euros. This plan, which the company has put in place to collaborate in the fight against this unprecedented situation, has already resulted in direct aid for the purchase of equipment, special supply conditions for hospitals and hospital-hotels, and donations to alleviate the main health and social needs caused by the public health crisis.

Endesa has also made it easier for company employees to make donations to various institutions to combat the disease and its effects on the population most in need. Endesa's almost 10,000 workers will be able to make voluntary contributions to the Spanish National Research Council to support research into COVID-19, and to the Red Cross and to the Food Bank in Catalonia with the aim of helping vulnerable people in this emergency situation.

Specifically, the employee donations will go to the Red Cross Responde programme to help 25,000 families cover their basic needs, to the CSIC's Global Health platform, which includes 12 research projects on the disease, and the action programme of the Food Bank of Catalonia, which is supplying food to more than 146,000 families in the region.

Donations from employees will be added to those that the company will make to these three organisations within its Social Responsibility Plan, beginning with a donation of 500,000 euros to the Red Cross Responde Plan.

Endesa, through its Foundation, has launched other initiatives to help the most vulnerable groups it works with and to mitigate the effects of the crisis on those most in need. In collaboration with the Foundation's existing member organisations, Endesa will donate 100,000 euros to Cáritas, 270,000 euros to the SAFA Foundation in Andalusia, and 45,000 euros to the Integra Foundation.

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