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PETROPERÚ reinforces its commitment to efficient management of its assets and projects nationwide

Bnamericas Published: Thursday, June 25, 2020
PETROPERÚ reinforces its commitment to efficient management of its assets and projects nationwide

This Petroperú release was published using machine translation.

The President of the Board of Directors of PETROPERÚ, Eduardo Guevara Dodds, assured during his presentation before the Audit and Control Commission of the Congress of the Republic, that the company has set itself the objective of strengthening and modernizing its management by implementing a new vision that allows it to be recognized for bringing benefits to the country.

In this regard, he pointed out that PETROPERÚ has fulfilled its mission of guaranteeing the supply of fuels throughout the national territory, thereby allowing essential services for this emergency period to not stop at any time.

Likewise, he indicated that the company has the primary purpose of managing its assets and projects in the most efficient way possible, which will entail operational and economic development, increasing its value, taking into account joint work with the populations in the surroundings of the operations to promote their sustainable development.

Along these lines, he explained that Good Corporate Governance and the Integrity System have been strengthened through a solid transparency policy. "At PETROPERÚ we are committed to working with transparency, efficiency and the proper use of resources to meet the objectives set," said Guevara.  

Gel recruitment

Regarding the case of contracting gel alcohol in the context of a health emergency, Guevara explained that, as part of the protocols implemented in line with the provisions of the national authorities, the personnel of the company that has been working in person receive biosecurity material, as a preventive measure against COVID-19.

Likewise, it indicated that at the beginning of the State of National Emergency, the purchase of 1,600 liters of alcohol gel was made, in accordance with the PETROPERÚ Procurement and Contracting Regulations. In the market investigation, it was determined that only two companies, given the high demand, had the product, and of these, only Global

Parts & Services EIRL (Protegel) had sufficient stock to meet the requirement, so the respective purchase order was issued.

However, after the analyzes carried out on said product by an external specialist, it was determined that it did not contain the required percentage of alcohol.

Given the events described, the official reported that legal actions have been initiated so that the competent authorities can apply the corresponding sanctions to the supplier. Likewise, it informed that the internal investigation process is being carried out to establish corrective measures in this regard.

Advertising

Regarding advertising contracting cases, the Chairman of the PETROPERÚ Board of Directors pointed out that advertising tools are key given that the company operates in a very competitive market, even so, it maintains its leadership, generating income that promotes its sustainability and development. of the country, being one of the main contributors in the sector. But additionally, he specified that since PETROPERÚ was not within the framework of FONAFE's competence, and being a company that depends on the resources that it generates in its operations (and not on the public budget), it requires strengthening that leadership in the market.

Regarding the information related to advertising for Qatar 2022, Guevara clarified that, as part of the company's commercial strategy, on March 5, 2020 (before the conjuncture of COVID-19) the Work Order was issued to Third Parties N ° 4100009387 to the RPP SAC Group, for the radio broadcast service within the framework of the Qatar 2022 qualifiers, considering that this entity has national coverage and had the radio broadcast rights of the parties of the Peruvian team in its local capacity .

To date, he clarified that said contract has been resolved by mutual agreement given the national emergency situation against COVID-19.  

PETROPERÚ's transition to renewable energy

In response to the questions of the congressmen, Guevara Dodds recognized as very important that, in the search for the profitability and sustainability of PETROPERÚ, the company is evaluating its foray into the renewable energy market with private operators.

Works for taxes

Likewise, regarding the presence of PETROPERÚ in support of the Amazon communities, especially those adjacent to the Norperuano Pipeline, they reported that they are coordinating with the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation, the implementation of the Work for Tax mechanism to develop water projects and sanitation in 16 communities of Morona in the Datem del Marañón province, as well as with the Ministry of Energy and Mines, rural electrification projects.

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