The health of our people, our partners and the surrounding communities is essential to Galp’s operations.

We promote an integrated health management that follows the best international practices and regulations, based on four principles:

  • precaution;
  • prevention;
  • protection;
  • continuous improvement.

We understand health protection in a comprehensive perspective, taking into account all aspects of the physical, mental health and well-being of our employees and their families.

We promote the health and well-being of our employees and their families through the following actions:

  • We foster the adoption of healthy behaviors and an active lifestyle (e.g. nutrition and cardiovascular diseases appointments, and obesity prevention).
  • We promote thematic conferences, namely:
    • “An active and positive lifestyle”, with the European Institute of Health and Welfare;
    • “Healthy life habits”;
    • “How to adopt healthy eating on a day-to-day basis?”;
    • “Psychosocial risks and stress management”;
  • We Promote nutrition and prevention of cardiovascular accidents appointments;
  •  Cuida-T Program (lit. Take care of yourself);
  • We implemented personal development programs and emotional intelligence management programs, with a view to promoting well-being;
  • We have developed campaigns to raise awareness and prevent diseases and epidemics in areas at risk: (e.g. Zika virus, Ebola, dengue, malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, etc.);
  • We periodically carry out campaigns to raise awareness on the risks connected to travelling.

The risks from travelling in different geographical areas can be minimized if the traveler acts in an informed and preventive manner, taking the necessary precautions before, during and after the trip.

We periodically carry out campaigns to raise awareness on the risks connected to travelling, in particular by disseminating the Traveler’s health, which aims to ensure the employee’s safety, protection, health and well-being.

We promote prior medical appointments, where the employee is informed of the main warnings, recommendations, and preventive as well as precautionary measures regarding the concerned geographic area.

 Mindfulness Program

Given the importance of a healthy mind and a healthy work environment, we have been implementing a meditation program that promotes full use of mind (mindfulness) through face-to-face sessions and an online practice period. In its second year, Mindfulness has already covered over 500 people from the Organization in Portugal and Spain.

Wellbeing Week

The wellbeing week is a program with a calendar filled with activities - reiki, quick massages, yoga, meditation, healthy eating workshops and sleeping and resting techniques - with the objective of promoting physical, social and emotional well-being of our people.

The reiki sessions and the quick massages were the best evaluated initiatives and with a higher participation rate, and were therefore integrated into Galp's offer for its people with no cost, at Galp Medical Center.


In order to continue the effort on Mindfulness program, Galp promoted the use of the Headspace health app, specific for mediation, by providing 100 licences with 1 year duration.

We guarantee medical surveillance to protect our people, our partners, and communities, through the following actions:

  • We assess our activities’ effects on the health of our people, partners and communities, in the various geographic areas we operate in. We ensure health surveillance in three key areas:
    • Conducting periodic medical examinations of employees, in compliance with protocols defined according to the activity’s risks;
    • Assessing and preventing physical, chemical, biological and ergonomic risks;
    • Disease prevention and early diagnosis.
  • We actively promote employee awareness, by issuing alerts with the main care to be carried out at each location and in every work trip;
  • We monitor key indicators and develop specific programs that are tailored to risk groups, geographical areas and activities.

Protecting our people also means taking care of them in adverse times, whether it is an accident or the sudden onset of an illness.

For that reason, in protecting our people's health we ensure emergency relief in all geographical areas:

  • Provision of health care in the event of an accident at work, until the employees’ full recovery, including their return and full integration in their work position;
  • Provision of health care to employees and their families - in case of illness or personal accident - including repatriation and emergency medical evacuation in the case of expatriates.

With national coverage, Galp has Medical Centers, ensuring through them both Occupational Medicine Services and Curative Medicine Services, ensuring access to primary health care (general and family medicine and internal medicine) and including some specialties such as Dentistry and other frequently used, making available to its employees a set of excellent clinicians and health assistants.

Medical Centers by geographical areas:

  • North- Matosinhos and Matosinhos Refinery
  • Center - Rua do Alecrim and Torres de Lisboa
  • South - Sines Refinery and Santo André

Main services provided:

  • General and Family Medicine Appointments
  • Dentistry Consultations & Treatments
  • Specialty consultations (Occupational Medicine, Ophthalmology, etc.)
  • Medical examinations of fitness for work (admission, periodical and occasional)
  • Clinical analysis
  • Nursing treatments (placement and reapplication of dressings, injections, vaccines)
  • First Aid

For Petrogal employees, a monthly allowance for children is provided. According to the Company’s agreement, the allowance applies to children of employees from 2 months-5 years and aims to help with kindergarten costs. The allowance is payed 11 months/year and the value is adjusted each year to consider the market environment. Financial support is also given to employees with children with motor,mental or intellectual disabilities.

Galp constantly monitors its programs’ performance, collecting key indicators on occupational health and medical surveillance.

Collecting that information leads us to the conclusion that the impact has been positive and is reflected in the following factors:

  • Development of a culture and operational procedures associated with safety and health at work;
  • Lower incidence of occupational diseases.
  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021
Number of admission medical examinations 216 146 195 246 326 489
Number of occasional  medical examinations 848 818 1 327 2 839 3 604 3 361
Number of periodic  medical examinations 4 077 4 071 3 744 4 084 2 855 2 872
Total 5 141 5 035 5 266 7 169 6 785 6 722