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09/21/2020 News

Total confirms its position as a UN Global Compact LEAD Company

Total is proud to confirm its position as as a Global Compact LEAD participant for its ongoing commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business.

Total was identified for the 3rd consecutive year as being among the most highly-engaged participants of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, said, “LEAD companies represent the highest level of engagement with the UN Global Compact. More than ever before, the world needs businesses of all sizes — like the ones announced as LEAD today — that continuously work to improve their sustainability performance and take action to build a better world.”

To be eligible for LEAD, a company must:

  • Be a participant in at least two UN Global Compact Action Platforms to demonstrate the company’s engagement with the UN Global Compact and commitment to defining and fostering leadership practices in line with the Ten Principles and the Global Goals; and
  • Submit or commit to submitting an Advanced Communication on Progress — an annual sustainability report detailing progress on implementing the Ten Principles.

In 2020, Total actively contributed to three Global Compact Action platforms:

  • The Reporting on the SDGs Action Platform
  • The Decent work in global supply chains action Platform
  • And the Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business

Every year, the Group also publishes its Communication on Progress at the advanced level.

Since joining the UN Global Compact in 2002, Total reiterates each year its commitment to the UNGC’s ten principles and is proud to be part of a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders.