Total donates 17 million birr to fight COVID-19


Total Ethiopia produced 94,000 bottles of hand sanitizers (500 ml.) and donated 80,000 bottles of sanitizers worth 15 million birr to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transport as well as 14,000 bottles of hand sanitizers to employees, fuel truck drivers and partners working with Total Ethiopia.
Total has also donated fuel worth 1 million birr through Total Cards to the frontline emergency ambulances and service vehicles of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) under the Ministry of Health. The company dedicated COVID-19 emergency fuel dispensing pumps for emergency service Ambulances to get fuel at fifty selected Total stations in Addis Ababa and major upcountry towns.
In addition Total Ethiopia donated 10,000 sanitary soaps worth 200,000 birr to be distributed to helpless elders, street boys and or selected NGOs like Mekedonia. Public hand washing facilities have been installed at fifteen Total stations in Addis Ababa distributing soap and water to the community worth 150,000 birr.
In parallel, Total Ethiopia maintains its activities of fuel and lubricants supply throughout the country to its service stations and customer sites. With the aim of protecting employees and their family’s health, Total Ethiopia has minimized staff presence in the office by deploying work and availing IT equipment and platform that can be accessed from home.
In so doing, Total Ethiopia in its corporate social responsibility program has taken various pragmatic and targeted actions as part of the national effort to fight the spread of the COVID-19.
The handing over ceremony tha was held on June 18, was attended by Dagmawit Moges Minister of Transport and Ambassador Mesganu Arega State Minister of Trade and Industry and member of the National COVID-19 resource allocation committee.
Total Ethiopia was established in 1950 as a petroleum product distribution company, developed its activities by acquiring Mobil Oil East Africa assets in 2006. Today, the company operates with more than 150 service stations and five depots across the country, of which four are aviation depots, and Fuels and LPG depot, the Dukem depot. Dukem depot has a total storage capacity of more than 8 million liters of fuel. It also stores up to 100 tons of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), an electronically-operated LPG cylinder filling plant and an ethanol blending facility. This depot is uniquely situated to serve the industry at large with its extra installed capacity.