Statement of support
Engagement with the EITI
Total operates in over 130 countries spanning five continents: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North & South America. The company is present in most EITI implementing countries. Total believes that efforts to promote the principle of transparency must respect the sovereignty of host countries because sustainable progress cannot be achieved without the voluntary commitment of governments. Together with the EITI Secretariat, the company works to promote and put into practice EITI principles in host countries by:
- Fostering dialogue between Total's managers and representatives from the government, civil society and the national EITI.
- Actively participating in EITI’s work, conferences and activities through being a member of the international EITI Board.
- Promoting the implementation of the EITI Standard in its countries of operation and whenever the company has the opportunity.
- Sharing resources and recommendations based on its knowledge and experience.
- Promoting the implementation of the EITI process in all of the countries where it operates.
In 2015, Total disclosed the full list of its 903 consolidated entities. Patrick Pouyanné, Chief Executive Officer at Total explained:
“For a Group as large as Total, which operates in 130 countries, it is quite natural to have numerous entities around the world. Their diversity reflects the variety of our operations. We felt it would be useful to give everyone access to a full list of our entities, with their country of incorporation and country of operation, to ensure that there were no misunderstandings due to partial disclosure."
Read more about Total’s disclosure policy on Total’s website.
EITI and Total joined forces to promote transparency at the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference
EITI and Total came together to promote transparency at the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) held in Copenhagen in October 2018. Here, the previous EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt and Total CEO Patrick Pouyanné talked about the importance of multinational corporations championing transparency and openness in the extractive industries, from fiscal transparency to contract disclosure.
Read more about Total's contract transparency policy on EITI’s website.