Total, a Responsible Producer

Oil sands development raises several core environmental issues, including carbon emissions, water use, land footprint and tailings. We select technologies that deliver the best available environmental performance, right from the project design phase.

Total has made environmental stewardship a priority, a commitment that has led the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which assesses the sustainability performance of businesses, to rank us among the leading oil companies.

Aside from the Surmont SAGD project, none of our projects will go into production before 2016. In the interim, we are further honing our technologies, developing innovative solutions that will enable us to lessen the environmental impact of our activities.