Our Employees: The Energy that Drives Us Forward

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Our planet's energy future is a tremendous challenge. It is our purpose that gives meaning to the actions of our Group's employees. Their combined individual commitments in every corner of the world enable us to provide our customers every day with energy that is affordable, reliable and clean.

98,000
employees*
* at January 31, 2017
+150
nationalities represented in the workforce
500
production, sales and marketing, and support professions within the Group

Technical and Business Know-How

Thanks to the technical expertise of the Group's employees and their ability to manage major projects, we have been able to forge close partnerships with the world's main producing and consuming countries. 
 
Our expertise enables us to successfully support our customers and partners in the most demanding areas, such as:
  • Deep offshore, the development of low-cost oil projects and liquefied natural gas (LNG), where we are among the world's leader.
  • Low-carbon energies, in which we are a major player.
  • Refining and petrochemicals, where we have developed some of the world's top performing platforms.
  • Petroleum product retailing, with notably Africa's largest service station network.
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Diversity that Guarantees Competitiveness

Our Group reflects the diversity of our employees. At Total, the wide variety of talents drives our competitiveness, our ability to innovate and our attractiveness.
 
With more than 150 nationalities represented in our workforce, a presence in more than 130 countries and more than 500 professions, we can operate worldwide while providing a local offer adapted to each country's specific features. This diversity secures us a variety of points of view on the challenges before us. It is a source of innovative solutions as well as new opportunities.
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People are at the center of our collective project. Our employees are the energy that drives our Group forward. Their combined individual commitments, in every corner of the planet, is our greatest strength. This diversity is an invaluable asset that makes it possible to accomplish ambitious projects.

Namita Shah
Executive Vice President, People & Social Responsibility at Total

A Motivating and Attractive Working Environment

At Total, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major. We can only succeed and achieve this ambition if we create the conditions for our employees to express and develop their potential.

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