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Glencore supports Wuhan hospitals

(Posted on 02/03/20)

Glencore has secured delivery of medical equipment to four hospitals in Wuhan, China, to support ongoing efforts to combat the effects of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

The shipment of ten Hamilton-C1 ventilators has arrived in Wuhan from Shanghai. Glencore CEO, Ivan Glasenberg said: “The severity of the impact of the new coronavirus outbreak is clear and we extend our sympathies to all of those who have been affected. We hope this donation will go some way in providing vital assistance to staff and patients in the affected region. 

“We are continuing to monitor events in China and across the globe, with further procurement efforts for medical supplies in progress.”

Glencore is one of several Swiss companies to donate to the region in coordination with China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 60 commodities. The Group's operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites and oil production assets.

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