Committed to better energy, over 98,000 employees help throughout the world to provide the Group’s customers with products and services that are safer, more affordable, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to the greatest number of people.
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 in its sphere of operations;
- incorporating the challenges of sustainable development in the exercise of its activities;
- increasing its local operations 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;
- promoting equal opportunities and fostering diversity and cultural mix among its personnel.
With over thirty years experience, Opito is the oil and gas industry's focal point for skills, training and workforce development.
Mission & Objectives
Created by the UK Government to address the skills gaps between traditional industry and the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry and to up-skill existing workers, Opito’s mission is to support the industry to build a sustainable, competent and safe oil and gas workforce underpinned by quality, innovation and partnership. Working with industry and educational bodies, Opito aims to raise awareness of, and promote the oil and gas industry as a career, providing informed guidance on careers paths, training opportunities and links to gain employment through initiatives such as the Upstream Oil and Gas Technician Training Scheme.
The Young Peoples' Trust for the Environment (YPTE) is committed to promoting environmental education in schools around the UK. It organises the Better Energy School Awards each year in partnership with Total.
Making Young People Aware of Environmental Challenges
Created in 1982, charitable trust, YPTE, encourages young people’s understanding of the environment (such as biodiversity, climate change and recycling) and of the need for sustainability. YPTE issues publications and organises free school talks.
The Better Energy School Awards: Recognising Excellence in Environmental Education
YPTE and Total have teamed up to organise the Better Energy School Awards, open to schoolchildren aged 5 to 11, since 2006. The annual awards provide schools with a framework to stimulate greater environmental education across maths, science, technology, geography, arts and history. The judging criteria look for well-presented, original, cross-curricular initiatives that deliver strong messages. In 2016, over 35,000 schoolchildren took part in the initiative.
Imperial College London is one the world’s highest ranked universities.
Excellence in Education
Founded in 1907 by Prince Albert, the College and focuses on the four main disciplines of science, engineering, medicine and business. With some 14,000 students from 125 countries, Imperial College awards over 6,100 degrees each year. Breakthroughs associated with the College include the discovery of penicillin, the development of holography and the foundations of fibre optics. Today Imperial researchers are working to improve global health, tackle climate change, develop sustainable sources of energy technology and address security challenges.
There are two Total sponsored chairs - geological fluid mechanics and reservoir physics and enhanced oil recovery. The Total Laboratory for Reservoir Physics undertakes experimental research into fundamental aspects of reservoir physics.
The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Inspiring Minds and Creating Ambition
Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university. Today the university is ranked consistently among the top 1% of the world's universities with a community of 14,500 students from 120 nationalities.
Built on the foundations of research driven education for over 500 years, Aberdeen Institute of Energy will signify a major step-change in the way energy related solutions can be delivered between industry and academia. Situated in the heart of Europe’s Energy Capital; a city renowned throughout the world for technological development and inspiring solutions, we are best placed and best connected to understand the needs of the industry and make a real difference.
The Institute of Petroleum Engineering is a specialised centre in teaching, training and research with the largest petroleum engineering programme in the UK.
World-class Teaching and Leading-edge Research
Heriot-Watt University was established in 1821 as the world's first mechanics' institute. It is a leading UK university for business and industry with an established reputation for world class teaching and pioneering research with campuses in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia. Heriot-Watt is Scotland's most international university, delivering degree programmes to 31,000, including the largest international student cohort in Scotland.
CATCH (Centre for Assessment of Technical Competency – Humber) is a unique purpose built process industry training centre, based at Stallingborough in N E Lincolnshire.
The UK’s Unique Industrial Training Facility
The centre provides the opportunity to experience life as a Chemical Engineer, with access to realistic equipment, physical environment and operating procedures. Run by an experienced team in accordance with best-practice rules and procedures, the site provides full-scale plant and equipment for training and competence assessment at all levels.