At Total, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major. We will only achieve this with the help of our employees and their commitment to better energy. We have always had the firm conviction that the women and men of Total are the energy that drives our Group forward. That’s why we strive to create the conditions for them to express and develop their potential. Our objective is to offer our employees working conditions that allow them to fulfill their individual aspirations by collectively rising to the challenges of a responsible energy future.
Offering Attractive and Motivating Working Conditions
For people to be motivated when going to work every day, they need a goal that gives meaning to their actions. Total’s ambition is to produce the energy that the world needs, energy that is more affordable, more reliable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. This is also what drives the women and men of the Group, who work every day to meet these challenges.
“Becoming the responsible energy major” also means being a responsible company for our teams.
At Total, we believe that our employees’ fulfillment has its roots in the wealth of the experiences they are offered. Our operations in 130 countries and our presence across the entire oil, gas and solar value chain offer them countless opportunities to take on new jobs or to relocate. Throughout their career with the company, employees can rely on their manager and their Talent Developer to support their professional development. They also have the opportunity to perfect and expand their expertise through access to numerous training courses.
We strive to ensure that our employees enjoy a caring and good-quality work environment in terms of safety, health and work-life balance. Our goal is to offer our employees the means to achieve professional fulfillment, particularly through a shared set of strong core values spanning safety, respect for each other, a pioneer spirit, standing together and being performance-minded.
With the “Better Together” program, we aim to give each and every employee a clearer idea of what our ambition entails so that their development is aligned with our business objectives. To achieve this, we have rolled out three workstreams:
Talent Developers who work closely with all employees to provide individualized support and guide them along their career path.
A transparent job posting system, giving everyone the freedom to apply for a new position after two years in their current role.
A career review after three years with the company, and then every subsequent ten years, to fine-tune career goals.
An Individual Training Plan (ITP) to develop employees’ skills each time they start a new position.
Responsible managers who support each member of their team through organizational and job-related changes, ensuring a suitable solution is found for everyone.
Regular, constructive feedback on team members’ performance following every significant project.
Amanager training program backed up by coaching to ensure career-long skills development.
Manager appraisals to set improvement objectives and assess management practices.
Initiatives to help every team create a safe, modern, pleasant and ergonomically friendly work environment.
A social events budget for team get-togethers and celebrations after wins.
Corporate concierge services to simplify employees’ daily lives, and “Bonjour” convenience stores on all sites with more than 100 people.
Across-the-board availability of flexible working hours and home-working arrangements to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Rollout of the “One Total, Be Simple” program to simpliy each employee’s work and boost efficiency.
Promoting and Enhancing Diversity
One of our values is respect for each other. Creating an inclusive environment in which everyone can express and develop their potential, from the moment they are hired and throughout their career, means ensuring that all our employees have the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or affiliation with a political, religious, union, organization or minority group. This is our vision of diversity, which is an asset for our Group as well as for the individuals who embody it. Preserving and promoting this asset is another part of being a responsible employer.
Total is strongly committed to making diversity a reality. That is why Patrick Pouyanné, Total’s CEO, together with 50 other corporate leaders, signed a pledge promoting inclusion and diversity. We aim to accelerate diversity inside our company, but also across the economy.
Nurturing Social Dialogue
Enabling our employees to achieve their full potential also involves listening to their aspirations, sharing our strategy with them, and empowering them to play a role in its construction. For this reason, dialogue with our employees and their representatives has a special place at Total.
Most Group companies – even in countries where it is not a legal requirement – have employee representatives, most of whom are elected. They deal with the major issues facing the Group and the main concerns of staff, including safety, health, wages and training.
Staff representatives also play a role at the European level, where we continue to develop social dialogue through negotiations with the European trade union federations. A European works council, which acts as a single employee representation body, has also been established to provide information and a forum for exchanging views on the Group’s strategy in areas such as Total’s social, economic and financial position, sustainable development, environmental and social responsibility and safety.