Corporate Social Responsibility
At Total, we understand that being one of the world's largest energy suppliers brings with it enormous environmental, social and cultural responsibilities. We take our obligations very seriously, and we invest considerable time, energy and resources implementing action plans and assessing our performance so that we continuously improve. Industrial safety, supporting local development, securing the future of energy, environmental stewardship, and combatting climate change are all critical challenges that Total is committed to meeting.
Total Gas & Power is committed to playing an active role in both the immediate local areas in which it is based, and in the wider world. In the UK, Total Gas & Power is involved in a wide variety of community projects focussed mainly on young people, the environment, and the arts.
Find out more: Building a Responsible UK Energy Future
Better Energy School Awards
Over the last 10 years, Total has worked in collaboration with the charity Young People's Trust for the Environment (YPTE) to promote environmental learning in schools through the Better Energy School Awards, and the program has seen outstanding environmental projects from over 23,000 young people.
This exciting awards scheme assists and encourages the education for young people aged 5-11, enabling children to be proactive in learning about the natural environment and the need for sustainability, including fossil fuels and alternative technologies. The scheme runs from the start of the academic year until May, with the spectacular awards ceremony taking place in June at London Zoo, which is attended by dignitaries and celebrities.
The relationship between Total, YPTE and the schools they work with has become a true partnership, and as the cross-curricular work is with the National Curriculum for England and Wales and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence it also facilitates brilliant teachers who are using their time and initiative to get involved.
Total Gas & Power has itself introduced a Cycle to Work scheme where staff receive financial assistance toward the purchase of cycles and cycling equipment. The Redhill business is actively involved in the East Area of Surrey Initiatives for Travel (Easit) Forum, a group of local businesses that promote ways to reduce traffic congestion. Measures include a 20% discount on local rail and bus route season tickets.
Live at Home Scheme
Total Gas & Power support the local charity Reigate & Redhill Live at Home Scheme, which was chosen by the Redhill office staff. Throughout 2016 Total Gas & Power supported this charity with donations totaling £15,000, and employees are encouraged to offer their time to support the charity's mission - championing independence for older people by offering companionship, trusted support and advice. They also offer services to support older people in their home and group activities outside of the home, including monthly coffee mornings, ladies that lunch, and regular visits from a befriender.