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A commitment to better energy is a commitment to the people and communities we serve every day. To become the responsible energy major, we need not only achieve our business objectives, but also spearhead citizenship initiatives in our host communities. In keeping with our history, our businesses and our values, the Total Foundation global program focuses on four priority areas of action - Road Safety; Climate, Coastal Areas & Oceans; Youth Inclusion & Education, and Cultural Dialogue & Heritage.

As we seek to bring accessible, affordable and cleaner energy, we have forged close partnerships with our host countries and the people who call them home. We continue to look for new opportunities to partner with these communities to accelerate their sustainable social and economic development. It is community engagement that truly grounds one of Total’s defining qualities – a pioneering spirit, found in each of our employees.

Our Key projects in Singapore

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Halogen Foundation Singapore is a values-based non-profit Institution of a Public Character (IPC) charity that believes every young person has innate potential to influence and lead, becoming positive change agents.
 
Total employees have been coaching youths from the underserved communities since 2019 as part of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE, aptly pronounced “nifty”) programme. Volunteers help to coach youths to instill in them entrepreneurial mindset and build business skills. This is done through knowledge and experience sharing and guiding them through the innovative, hands-on curriculum. 
More than 1,000 youths from five public schools were coached by Total employee volunteers in the first year, and the programme also went virtual in 2020 to ensure continuity of service to the youth community. 

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End Plastic Waste

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) is an international non-profit organization partnering with governments, Non-Governemental Organisations and communities around the world to address the challenge of ending plastic waste in the environment. Total is a global founding member of the organization

From 19 September to 4 October 2020, Total employees in Singapore took to the streets in partnership with the AEPW to positively impact the environment and local neighborhoods. The three-week “Total Singapore All Together Global Cleanup Challenge” collected litter and uploaded images on Litterati, an iOS and Android mobile phone application that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to build a database of the amount and types of litter found around the world, for use in further identification of pollution sources and solutions.

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France Festival Singapore

In support of cultural exchange between France and Singapore, Total Singapore has been a proud partner of the Embassy of France in supporting the Voilah! France Singapore Festival for several years.

During the 2019 festival, Total partnered the French Embassy, Lee Kong Chian National History Museum (LKCNHM) and the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle to launch a book telling the stories of French naturalists Diard and Duvaucel and their contributions to local natural history in celebration of Singapore’s Bicentennial. The book launch was also promoted with a two-month projection display on the iconic heritage buildings along Armenian Street.

For the 2020 festival, Total was a proud sponsor of the French Film Festival which took on a hybrid event model in response to COVID-19. Some 80 Total staff and families, youths and volunteers from the Halogen Foundation also showed their support by attending the exclusive preview of the documentary “Ailo’s Journey” at the screening in the Flower Field Hall of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay.

French Film Festival

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Migrant workers in Singapore were among those heavily affected when COVID-19 hit in 2020. With a sizeable migrant worker community in Singapore, many Total employees were concerned and felt compelled to help this affected community in a tangible way. The “Total Singapore Stand Together Fundraising” project was birthed out of collective compassion, care and concern for the migrant worker community and in partnership with Singapore Red Cross Society.

With the employees contributing and Total Singapore matching dollar for dollar, over $40,000 was raised to supply and deliver hygiene kits to 15,500 migrant workers living in dormitories.

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