In addition to actions it has already put in place around the world to deal with the health crisis, ENGIE is stepping up its solidarity operations in France, Romania and the United Kingdom, making mobility solutions available to those who are fighting the pandemic.
ENGIE is acting in a spirit of solidarity by making some 2,000 vehicles available free of charge to front-line healthcare workers and support staff in healthcare institutions (state-run and private hospitals, nursing homes, care homes, medical centers, etc.). They will be available in six major French cities: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux and Toulouse.
The vehicles, which account for roughly 20% of the ENGIE Solutions fleet, can be collected at a pick-up point in the city. They are supplied with a full tank and made available for a renewable period of one week. They are disinfected both before and after the loan period by ENGIE Solutions teams.
To simplify the processing of applications throughout the country, a special phone number has been set up. It is intended for managers of establishments, self-employed professionals as well as all nursing staff who can provide proof from official documents (professional card, license, etc.).
ENGIE and its client Iveco have provided natural gas-powered trucks for the Romanian Red Cross for use in missions relating to the Covid-19 epidemic. The trucks can be charged for free at the NGV station operated by ENGIE in Bucharest.
These Daily Natural Power vehicles provided by Iveco will be used for transporting food and basic necessities to institutions and individuals affected by Covid-19.
For ENGIE, this partnership with the Romanian Red Cross comes on top of a €100,000 donation to the association to finance the purchase of equipment for medical staff as well as equipment for ventilation or essential materials for patients confirmed with Covid-19.
Food and essential supplies for the battle against Covid-19 are transported by the Romanian Red Cross using an environmentally-friendly alternative fuel: compressed natural gas for vehicles.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis, ENGIE is offering free charging at more than 900 charging points throughout the United Kingdom for the cars of key workers*. The offer applies to all the chargers in our GeniePoint network, and extends to the Revive network in the South West of England and Dragon Charging in Wales, which we also operate.
* “Key workers” include those working in health and social care, education and childcare, key public services, local and national government, food and other necessary goods, public safety and national security, transport, and utilities, communication and financial services
Find out more about ENGIE teams’ actions and operations to respond to this global health crisis: check out all our articles in our special report, COVID-19 Mobilisation.