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Sustainable development goals

In 2015, the United Nations and its member States adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which define a framework for the years to 2030 for addressing the global issues of poverty, protection of the planet, peace and prosperity. On the strength of their financial resources and capacity for innovation, businesses are called to contribute in furthering that agenda as a means of collectively addressing the challenges of sustainable development.

The Group pledged in 2016 its support to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, and has designed its sustainability framework so as to make a genuinely significant contribution to that joint effort.

TotalEnergies’ approach to SDG reporting

The Group considers the SDGs as an opportunity to better measure and assess its contribution to society as a whole. With the intend to focus its efforts on the segments where it is most legitimate as an integrated multi-energy group, the Company has identified the SDGs on which it can have the greatest impact, in accordance with its raison d’être and its ambition to reach carbon neutrality (net zero emissions) by 2050. In addition, TotalEnergies intends to conduct its activities with respect for the environment and human rights, while creating value for the regions and communities with which it interacts. The Group has therefore built its sustainability approach on four areas of action and has identified three levels of impact:

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

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

While SDGs are interconnected and respond to different challenges addressed by TotalEnergies, each SDG has been allocated to one of the four pillars of our sustainability 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, TotalEnergies based its reporting tables on the Analysis of the Goals and Targets published in 2017.

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