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09/06/2020 Press release

Total Exploration & Production UK certifies to new higher environmental standards of ISO 50001

Aberdeen, June 9, 2020 - Total E&P UK has become the first major UK offshore energy company to be certified for ISO50001*. This achievement comes as part of Total’s ambition to become the responsible energy major. One of Total’s objectives is to get to net-zero emissions across the Group’s worldwide operations by 2050 or sooner − a long-term undertaking that will require improvements to energy efficiency as well as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. As part of this ambition Total E&P UK is aiming to reduce its CO2 emissions by 20% before 2025.

Jean-Luc Guiziou, Managing Director of Total E&P UK said:
“ISO50001 represents the highest standard for energy performance and I am proud that it has been awarded to Total E&P UK. It represents excellent work by our environmental team, who have brought in this new energy management system to increase transparency and improve our environmental performance. It is an important step fully in line with our commitment to reach Net Zero emissions in Europe by 2050, for scope 1, 2 and 3”

ISO50001 is an international standard that recognises excellence in energy performance. In reaching this standard, an organisation must show that it has a systematic approach to continually improving its energy efficiency. Total E&P UK reached ISO50001 standard by implementing a raft of energy saving measures, including introducing an energy management system that created dashboards which allow the company to see emissions from all its locations offshore, in Aberdeen and in Shetland. This data is detailed enough to include specific pieces of equipment. To make use of this data Total E&P UK has also established an Energy Technical Committee. This brings together HSE experts, engineers, offshore contractors and procurement teams to share best practice and develop new ideas to improve energy efficiency.

* Total E&P UK are certified to ISO 50001 by ERM CVS. Operating in more than 50 countries, ERM CVS deliver independent, performance-driving certification and verification services to their clients across all sectors. Under the terms of this independent Certification, Total E&P UK will complete an ongoing programme of annual surveillance audits.


About Total E&P UK
Total has been present in the United Kingdom for more than 50 years and is one of the country’s leading oil and gas operators, with equity production of 189,000 boe/d in 2019. Total’s production in the United Kingdom comes principally from operated fields located offshore in three major zones, the Alwyn/Dunbar area in the Northern North Sea, the Elgin/Franklin and Culzean areas in the Central North Sea and the Laggan-Tormore hub in the West of Shetland area.

About Total
Total is a broad energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

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