ICO backs Repsol’s decarbonization strategy with a €300 million loan

The ICO has granted Repsol (Spain) a loan of 300 million euros that supports the company’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan. This financing, linked to sustainability criteria, focuses on the transformation of Repsol’s industrial facilities into multi-energy hubs, capable of generating products with a low, zero or even negative carbon footprint, based on innovation, circular economy and its commitment to lead the production of renewable fuels and renewable hydrogen.

The investments financed with this loan will specifically contribute to Repsol’s continued progress in the decarbonization and transformation of its industrial complexes in the Iberian Peninsula: A Coruña, Bilbao, Tarragona, Puertollano and Cartagena in Spain and Sines in Portugal.

During the loan signing in Madrid, the Official Credit Institute (ICO) Chairman José Carlos García de Quevedo, said: “With this operation, ICO strengthens its commitment to sustainable finance to promote the ecological transition and the environmental, social and governance (ESG) sustainability of the Spanish business fabric, as established in its Strategic Plan 2022-2027.”

Repsol CEO Jon Josu Imaz highlighted: “This loan supports our commitment to industrial transformation, innovation, maintaining industrial business activity and the generation of quality employment”.

Repsol was the first company in its sector to commit to achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and is implementing an ambitious decarbonization strategy. The company’s roadmap includes Carbon Intensity Indicator reduction targets of 15% by 2025, 28% by 2030 and 55% by 2040.

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