Total is a global, integrated energy producer and provider, the world’s fourth-ranked international oil and gas company1 and second-ranked solar operator through SunPower.2 

Total aims to be the responsible energy major. To achieve this ambition, we have set ourselves several goals for the next twenty years:

  • to meet the growing demand from our customers by providing them with affordable energy in accordance with the highest safety and environmental standards;
  • to develop our energy mix in a way that factors in the International Energy Agency's (IEA) 2°C scenario;
  • to deliver innovative solutions that drive continuous improvement in our operations.

Making energy better means striving every day to make energy cleaner, safer, more efficient, more accessible and more acceptable. This is what we mean by our new signature, “COMMITTED TO BETTER ENERGY”.

A global energy leader

Total's story began nearly a century ago, with the search for oil reserves. Today, we operate in 130 countries and have 96,000 employees. Total operates across the entire energy value chain, from finding new resources to marketing products and services to consumers. This positioning, together with a diversified energy mix – oil, natural gas, solar and biomass – enables us to adapt to market trends and proactively meet our customers' expectations. 

Every day, Total is helping to satisfy the growing global demand for energy, one of the key challenges of the 21st century. To meet this demand, excellence, people and innovation are the key success factors in our drive to create a different and better energy future.

Always more, always better 

Making energy better is a multifaceted process. The most important aspect is safety, which is much more than a priority for our Group: it is a core value. It also involves reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, assessing and reducing our environmental footprint, continuously improving the energy efficiency and quality of our products, engaging with our stakeholders and helping to drive local economic and social development in our host communities. It is this spirit that all of us at Total demonstrate every day by making people a core concern and the focus of everything we do as we interact with our environment. Who we are is based on the four cornerstone behaviours embedded in our DNA: listening, mutual support, cross-functionality and boldness.

Developing access to more efficient, sustainable energy

Energy is vital and a source of progress. It plays an indispensable role in improving people’s standards of living and driving their country’s economic growth. Our mission is to provide access to reliable energy to as many people as possible, everywhere in the world. To fulfil it, we are pursuing two pathways: developing eco-efficient products and services and combating fuel poverty.

Promoting confidence in a responsible energy future 

Our growth is meaningful only if it is aligned with two core priorities: stakeholder acceptance of our social license to operate and co-development of our host communities. That is why it is built on strict compliance with a Code of Conduct anchored in respect, responsibility and exemplary behaviour. Wherever we operate, we engage with communities and ensure that our actions consistently deliver economic, social and environmental value-added. This is what motivates everyone at Total worldwide, every day.


1 Based on market capitalisation in U.S. dollars at 31 December 2015.

2 Based on market capitalisation in U.S. dollars at 31 December 2015.

key figures

  • 96,000
    employees worldwide
  • $7.4
    billion planned for R&D investment 2015-2019
  • 19%
    reduction in greenhouse gas emissions*
  • 4million
    customers worldwide a day in our service stations

Worldwide Projects

Our Worldwide presence

  • North & South America 239
  • Europe & CIS 619
  • Middle East 536
  • Africa 670
  • Asia-Pacific 235

kboe per day

kboe : thousands of barrels of oil equivalent

  • North & South America 15 968
  • Europe & CIS 56 769
  • Middle East 1 269
  • Africa 9 839
  • Asia-Pacific 14 964


*Including French Overseas Departments and Territories

  • North & South America 438
  • Europe & CIS 9 606
  • Middle East 770
  • Africa 3 726
  • Asia-Pacific 1 011

service stations

Total, Total Access, Elf, Elan and AS24 service stations. Excluding the AS24 network in Europe

  • North & South America 58
  • Europe & CIS 106
  • Middle East 4
  • Africa 3
  • Asia-Pacific 35

refining & chemical sites

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