Driving Shared Development
Driving Shared Development
Creating Direct and Indirect Jobs
Employment is very often the key concern for our host regions, and we share this priority. We endeavor to do our part to create jobs and stimulate the economic base in all host countries.
Wherever possible, our priority is to hire host country nationals at all levels of the workforce and encourage our contractors to do the same.
In 2010, we hired more than 8,200 people under long-term contracts in our managed scope worldwide. Eighty-two percent of these positions are outside France.
Over 130 nationalities are represented in our workforce. This diversity of cultures and ways of thinking is one of Total's core strengths. It is the result of a strong commitment.
For example, Total E&P Angola drew up an "Angolanization" charter in 2007 that attests to the subsidiary's drive to encourage the presence of Angolan employees at all levels.
In Nigeria, more than 80% of our Exploration & Production subsidiary's employees are Nigerians, as are close to 90% of the people working in our Refining & Marketing subsidiary. We conduct massive recruitment programs to attract young Nigerian graduates, with around 100 locals joining us each year.
However, in some countries it is difficult to find applicants with the necessary qualifications. The next logical step has been for us to get involved in training programs, sometimes even developing our own.
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We strive to provide real support to small and medium-sized businesses operating near our plants and sites in a wide range of sectors that may or may not be related to our scope. Our aim is to create and save jobs, consolidate the local integration of our activities and contribute to the development of the local economic base.
In all cases, we emphasize a pragmatic, gradual approach. We provide financial backing and technical assistance, adapt our projects and purchase local goods and services, provided this makes economic sense and the necessary industrial capacity is available.
We increasingly segment our oil and gas projects to make them accessible to local suppliers. Local resources are factored in during planning.
Project segmentation is one of the avenues used by Total E&P Indonésie (TEPI) to step up cooperation with medium-sized local businesses. The support provided to contractors and our desire to help them develop long-term activities such as maintenance services is demonstrated by the fact that local content has amounted to 50% of all TEPI projects for the last five years and covers increasingly varied fields.
In France, as part of our planned optimization of operations in the Le Havre region (the RN 2012 and UGO upgrade projects), we introduced the Total emploi local initiative in cooperation with 300 local businesses with the capacity to respond to calls for tenders. This employment initiative, developed with institutional partners, is designed to provide access to work for local professionals by coaching and training the unemployed so that they can work on the project sites.
In Nigeria, at our Koko and Kaduna lubricant plants, we created a skills acquisition program in 2004 involving in-company technical and practical training in various fields, including sewing, metalworking and information technology. When the training is completed, our subsidiary provides each young person with a "starter kit"ã€€-ã€€money to pay commercial rent and purchase basic equipmentã€€-ã€€to set up their own businesses.
In Africa, 90% of the goods and services purchased by Refining & Marketing are produced locally, such as fuel storage tanks, service station furnishings and uniforms. When the equipment available in a country does not meet Total standards, we always consider regional solutions before importing from other continents.
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