CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To support the Government of Canada’s critical emergency response efforts, Imperial is donating 60 tonnes of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to be used in disinfectant products. IPA is an ingredient used in medical, health and pharmaceutical applications like hand sanitizer, medical wipes and rubbing alcohol, and Imperial’s donation could help manufacture more than 600,000, 350 ml bottles of hand sanitizer.
“Whether it’s through our operating assets, offices or Esso- and Mobil-branded service stations, our teams continue to do everything we can to keep our communities safe and resilient during this unprecedented time,” said Brad Corson, Imperial’s chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We recognize the need is great and while many of us are isolating in the physical sense, I am proud of how our employees and neighbours have come together to donate critical supplies and funding where it is needed the most.”
In addition to helping to meet the Canadian demand for IPA, other efforts by Imperial to support the country’s pandemic response include:
- Donating 500 laptops to support student access to technology – To support online learning and to help meet high demand for technology devices while classrooms remain closed, Imperial is donating 500 laptops to the Electronic Recycling Association's Lending Laptops Program [https://www.electronicrecyclingassociation.ca/lending-a-lifeline-by-lending-laptops] in support of the Calgary Board of Education’s EducationMatters campaign [https://www.educationmatters.ca/campaign/technology-access-for-distance-learning].
- Doubling company match for employee giving– Imperial raised its match dollars 2:1 for donations by employees to community charities and not-for-profit organizations through its employee giving and volunteer program, ImpACT [https://www.imperialoil.ca/en-CA/Sustainability/Working-with-communities/Imperial-ImpACT].
Imperial’s priority remains the health and safety of its employees, customers and Canadian communities. The company will continue to look for ways to support our country as we manage through this difficult period, including ensuring the reliable supply of fuel to Canadians so that essential services and vital supplies can keep moving across the country.
Cautionary statement: Statements of future events or conditions in this release, including projections, targets, expectations, estimates, and business plans are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, references to the donations of isopropyl alcohol, donations of laptops, doubling the company match for employee giving, and providing continued support including ensuring reliable supply of fuel.
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After more than a century, Imperial continues to be an industry leader in applying technology and innovation to responsibly develop Canada’s energy resources. As Canada’s largest petroleum refiner, a major producer of crude oil, a key petrochemical producer and a leading fuels marketer from coast to coast, our company remains committed to high standards across all areas of our business.