Santander is mobilising €100 million worldwide to fund initiatives to combat the coronavirus. The funds are being used throughout Santander’s home markets to buy medical equipment and support research into the virus through collaboration with universities and other bodies. The Together Solidarity Fund, which was set up by the Group on 23 March with €25 million, has now reached €54 million thanks to donations from the Group subsidiaries, employees across all the countries in which it operates and contributions from third parties.
La pandemia de la enfermedad covid-19 constituye una amenaza a nivel mundial y ha afectado de forma muy importante a nuestro país. Los desafíos a los que nos enfrentamos requieren más que nunca medidas colaborativas que nos permitan generar sinergias y ofrecer soluciones de alcance y rentabilidad social. Ante esta situación crítica, Crue Universidades Españolas, Banco Santander, a través de Santander Universidades, y CSIC han lanzado la convocatoria del FONDO SUPERA covid-19.
Santander Scholarships initiative seeks to assist university community during coronavirus lockdown.
The board of directors will consolidate any dividend payment from 2020 earnings into a single payment in May 2021. The final amount of any dividend will be approved by the board once the full impact of the pandemic is known.
The board has reviewed the actions taken to date, as well as the bank’s contingency plans which are designed to protect the wellbeing of its employees, customers and shareholders while ensuring that it continues to meet its obligations to all stakeholders.