Materiality analysis

In compliance with section 225 of the French Grenelle II law of July 2010, social and environmental information is included in Total’s Registration document, in chapter 7 of the 2016 edition. Section 225 of the French Grenelle II law comprises 42 elements of social and environmental reporting to be disclosed by companies on the basis of the “comply or explain“principle. In its 2016 Registration document, Total reports on all of these items in chapter 7. All information contained in this chapter (including qualitative assertions) was externally verified by EY.

Total's materiality analysis process

The first phase in the process of identifying, selecting and ranking Total's key CSR challenges is conducted through a “go-between” committee, which brings together all the teams in charge of liaising throughout the year with our various stakeholders: employees, customers, investors, ESG rating agencies, suppliers, local communities, host governments, NGOs, journalists and institutions.

Total also refers in particular to the 2015 edition of the IPIECA/API/OGP Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting. The method we use to conduct our materiality analysis is based on the IPIECA / API / IOGP Reporting Guidance:

    This committee enables to pinpoint the most important issues and impacts for each audience. This is followed by a second phase involving interviews with Total’s Executive Committee members and the managers in charge of the Group’s corporate social responsibility policies, to identify the most significant challenges and events in their areas of responsibility. In the final stage of the process, all of these elements are then analyzed and material CSR challenges that have been selected are discussed and approved by members of the Executive Committee during a business review.

    At the end of this process, following material CSR impacts have been identified or confirmed for Total in 2016:

     

    PRESERVING THE ASSET INTEGRITY OF OUR OPERATIONS

    • Major risk assessment
    • Management systems
    • Emergency preparedness and response
    • Crisis management
    • Process safety and asset integrity

    PRESERVING THE HEALTH & SAFETY AT AND AROUND THE WORKPLACE

    • Occupational health and safety
    • Workplace security
    • Health and safety of local communities
    • Product stewardship

    UPHOLDING HIGH BUSINESS ETHICS STANDARDS AND TRANSPARENCY

    • Ethics and integrity
    • Anti-corruption
    • Competition law
    • Lobbying activities
    • Participation in industry associations
    • Transparency

    FOSTERING THE TALENT, INNOVATION SPIRIT AND WELL-BEING AT THE WORKPLACE

    • Talent attraction and retention
    • Employee benefits
    • Human capital development (training)
    • Employee engagement
    • Labor relations management
    • Human rights at the workplace
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • Workplace health and wellness (work-life balance)
    • Innovation

    PREPARING FOR THE LONG TERM

    • Strategy and the long-term business model
    • Selection of new oil projects
    • Carbon asset risks
    • Security of energy supply
    • Innovation and the future of energy
    • Development of renewable energies

    COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE

    • Climate change policy and planning
    • Public commitments
    • Oil & Gas Climate Initiative
    • Greenhouse gas emissions and flaring
    • Role of gas
    • Energy efficiency and ecoperformance
    • Carbon capture and storage

    MANAGING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND PERFORMANCE

    • Environmental management systems
    • Resource efficiency
    • Air emissions
    • Spill performance
    • Water management
    • Waste management
    • Oil Spill preparedness
    • Soil pollution and site remediation
    • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
    • Activity in World Heritage Sites or sensitive environments
    • Product stewardship

    ENGAGING WITH OUR STAKEHOLDERS

    • Stakeholder engagement and dialogue
    • Management of societal impacts
    • Human rights in the community / human rights and security
    • Indigenous peoples
    • Corporate citizenship

    CREATING SHARED VALUE / IN-COUNTRY VALUE FOR OUR STAKEHOLDERS

    • Local content
    • Socio-economic benefits (from local development projects)
    • Societal investment
    • Energy access

    MANAGING THE SUPPLY CHAIN IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY

    • CSR risk mapping of purchasing categories
    • CSR assessment and monitoring of suppliers (by purchasing category and country)
    • Compliance of suppliers with Total’s Fundamental Purchasing Principles
    • Human rights in  the Supply Chain