We support the circular economy through research and industry.

As part of our strategy to drive innovation, we support pioneering initiatives based on the SDGs (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals). In this area of work we have initiatives that support SDG 12 (Responsible production and consumption). 


In addition, as a priority and due to the nature of our activities in this area, we also contribute to SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) with Recycling4all. A company that is a special employment center, with which we recycle electrical appliances and in which we are partners of ILUNION. Finally, we contribute to SDG 4 (Quality education) with our University Chair in Circular Economy.

What is the circular economy?

The circular economy is a new way of understanding the production and consumption model. It is about moving from a linear model, in which raw materials are used only once and once consumed end up as waste; to a more sustainable model in which raw materials are recovered, recycled and returned to the production process to be used many times.

This model is more sustainable because it consumes less raw material and generates less waste.

At Fundación Repsol we concentrate our efforts on promoting the circular economy in industry, where the impact can be very significant.

Recycling4all, circular economy and labor inclusion

This is a company that recycles and uses electrical and electronic equipment. From their treatment, reusable materials are extracted for reuse in new appliances, thus reducing the use of raw materials and the generation of resources.

At present, the project has twelve centers in Spain where the integration of people with disabilities into the labor market is promoted.


Repsol Foundation Chair: circular economy and decarbonization of industry

Through this chair we collaborate in the generation of expert knowledge related to the circular economy and its role in the decarbonization of industrial processes.

The work carried out focuses on how to keep materials as long as possible in the production chain. Reducing the use of raw materials and waste generation.

At the Foundation, we support research projects with our energy transition chairs. Join us to discover them all.