Who are we?
Total Foundation encompasses the citizenship initiatives conducted every day worldwide by our sites, our affiliates and our corporate foundation. Through this global program, Total aims to contribute to development in our host communities and regions, alongside our partners. With a special focus on young people, our four priority areas of action are road safety, forests and climate, youth inclusion and education, and cultural dialogue and heritage. Our social engagement is integral to our ambition to become the responsible energy major.
Championing Civic Responsibility for Future Generations
To become the responsible energy major, we need not only to achieve our business objectives but also to spearhead citizenship initiatives in our host communities. To this end, we developed a bold new corporate giving strategy in 2017. By adopting an assertively forward-looking approach, we hope to help empower young people to take control of their future.
The Total Foundation program encompasses citizenship initiatives carried out every day by our sites, affiliates and corporate foundation. In keeping with our history, our businesses and our values, it is based on the following four priority areas:
- Road Safety
- Forests and Climate
- Youth Inclusion and Education
- Cultural Dialogue and Heritage
Our goal is to make Total a driver for far-reaching social and environmental change. We aim to be a force for progress in our host communities, because they too have contributed to making the Total Group what it is today.
We have chosen to take action in the heart of our host regions, where our employees have in-depth knowledge of the real needs. Through dialogue and long-term commitment, our intention is to spur the development of tangible, effective solutions tailored to local realities.
By combining the talent and energy of all stakeholders, our conviction is that we can give rise to new forms of community engagement. We believe that working together will create a virtuous circle, thereby prompting a profound societal shift. This is why we will carry out our mission alongside nonprofits, institutions, public authorities and other companies present on the ground. Our watchword is to “work with” rather than “for” our host communities.
In this way, we can be part of the solution to social challenges and, one step at a time, alongside our partners, become a powerful advocate for the public interest.
- Manoelle Lepoutre, Senior Vice President Civil Society Engagement and Managing Director of the Fondation Total