TOTAL puts Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the heart of its activities and conducts its operations according to the following principles of:

  • protecting the safety and security of people and its facilities;
  • limiting its environmental footprint;
  • ensuring that its Code of Conduct is applied across its operations;
  • incorporating the challenges of sustainable development in the exercise of its activities;
  • increasing its local integration by placing dialogue with its stakeholders at the heart of its policy and contributing to the economic and social development of the regions where the Group has operations with the objective of creating shared value; and
  • promoting equal opportunities and fostering diversity and cultural mix among its personnel.

Incorporating the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

Since 2016, the Group has been proactively committed to incorporating the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals1 (SDGs) into its activities, especially in those areas where its activities have the greatest impact or enable the Group to make a positive and differentiating contribution.

In this regard, Total is very active within IPIECA, and contributed particularly in drafting the report entitled “Mapping the oil and gas industry to the SDG: An Atlas”, published in 2017. This document presents the Oil & Gas industry’s current and potential contributions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

In September 2017, the UN Global Compact, whose primary mission is to encourage the private sector to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, honoured 10 figures from the business world for their commitment to successfully achieving these SDGs. Among the 10 SDG “Pioneers” named in 2017 is Total CEO Patrick Pouyanné, on account of the Group’s commitments to develop partnerships and invest in low-carbon power. This honour recognises the efforts made by Total, which distinguishes itself from its peers by its investments in low-carbon power and its decision to fully incorporate climate issues into its strategic goals.

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1 In 2015, the United Nations adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

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