A global energy provider
Total is the world's fifth-largest publicly-traded integrated oil and gas company*, with operations in more than 130 countries worldwide spanning all the aspects of the petroleum industry, including Upstream operations (oil and gas exploration, development and production, LNG) and Downstream operations (refining, marketing and the trading and shipping of crude oil and petroleum products) shipping.
Total is also a world-class chemicals producer (Base chemicals: petrochemicals and fertilizers, and Specialties: rubber processing, resins, adhesives and electroplating) and has interests in the coal-mining and power generation sectors. In addition, Total is helping to secure the future of energy through its commitment to developing renewable energies, such as wind, solar and photovoltaic power and alternative fuels.
With more than 96,000 employees worldwide, Total reported sales of €131.3 billion in 2009.
A leader in each of the core businesses
Our responsibilities as a manufacturer
As an international energy provider and chemicals producer, we are directly concerned by major global economic, human resources and environmental issues. We are committed to tangible objectives as part of our corporate social responsibility process, whose procedures, practices and performance are clearly defined and disclosed.
Total's main challenges as a manufacturer are sustainably developing energy supply, ensuring the safety of operations and reducing their environmental footprint, helping to combat climate change, respecting and promoting human rights, respecting neighboring communities, and contributing to the development of host countries.