Ethical Business Conduct

Depending on the situation, Total affiliates may adopt specific guidelines and charters dealing with priority human rights issues. However, they are always aligned with our Code of Conduct.

Our values and principles are set out in various resources, including the Code of Conduct and the Ethics Charter, the foundation of Total’s ethics process.

The Code of Conduct serves as a reference and guide for employees, both in their daily decisions and their relations with stakeholders.

The Code formally recognizes our support for the principles of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the key Conventions of the International Labour Organization, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the principles of the United Nations Global Compact.

Mindful that the respect of the four bedrock documents of our Code of Conduct impacts our employees as much as our external stakeholders, we commit to promoting and upholding human rights in business activities.

Adoption of Specific Guidelines and Charters

Total subsidiaries adopt specific ethics guidelines and charters whenever it seems necessary to clarify priority human rights issues in a particular situation. Aligned with our Code of Conduct, these documents are designed to extend or accentuate certain principles or rights mentioned in it. They can also serve as reference documents for contracts.

Total E&P Myanmar and Total E&P Sudan are two examples of subsidiaries that have adopted specific charters that they publicize in their business and institutional dealings.

Find complete information on website to Total's presence in Myanmar and South Sudan.

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