Total is a member of the IPIECA ("International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association”).
IPIECA was established following a request from the then newly established United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1974, for the oil and gas industry to form channels of communication with UNEP.
The work of IPIECA is supported by a number of specialist working groups through which members actively participate. These groups draw on the skills and experience of an international membership and operate with support from the IPIECA secretariat. IPIECA represents half the world’s oil and gas production.
IPIECA helps the oil and gas industry improve their environmental and societal performance by:
- Developing, sharing and promoting sound practices and solutions.
- Enhancing and communicating knowledge and understanding.
- Engaging members and others in the industry.
- Working in partnership with key stakeholders.
The group relates to the IPIECA reporting guidance for environmental and societal issues.