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Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the United Nations adopted a new agenda to be achieved by 2030 comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Together, these objectives form a transformational roadmap designed to end poverty, protect the planet and guarantee prosperity for all.

As a global energy producer present in more than 130 countries and in line with its ambition to become the responsible energy major, Total has committed as early as 2016 to contributing to the success of the SDGs and considers them as an opportunity to better measure and assess its contribution to society as a whole.


Given its geographical footprint and the nature of its activities, Total addresses all SDGs at different levels. In order to focus its efforts on the segments in which it is able to make a more direct contribution, the Group has structured its CSR approach in line with the SDGs and has identified three levels of impact:

  • Total’s core contributions through its mission : SDGs 7 - 8 - 9 -13
  • Total’s direct contributions through its responsible business approach : SDGs 3 - 4 - 5 - 10 - 12 - 14 - 15 - 16
  • Total’s indirect or local contributions : SDGs 1 - 2 - 6 - 11

In addition, SDG 17 is cross-cutting and is considered as an enabler to deliver Total’s CSR strategy.

While SDGs are interconnected and respond to different challenges addressed by Total, each SDG has been allocated to one of the four pillars of Total’s CSR approach, namely:

  • integrating climate into the strategy;
  • preserving the environment;
  • respecting and mobilizing employees and suppliers;
  • contributing to the economic development of host regions.

As a member of the Global Compact’s Reporting on the SDGs Action Platform, Total based its reporting tables on the Analysis of the Goals and Targets published in 2017.