TotalEnergies

France
Energy

Corprate Bias Ratings

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Rating - Clear
Lower Risk

TotalEnergies SE, formerly known as Total SE, is an energy and petroleum corporation. TotalEnergies has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. TotalEnergies advocates for climate policies, including the Paris Agreement, and for LGBTQ inclusion trainings for its employees. However, it does protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination, does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving, and has not used its corporate funds for ideological purposes. For these reasons, TotalEnergies receives a Lower Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
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Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

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Rationale

TotalEnergies has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.

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Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

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Rationale

TotalEnergies does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving (1). TotalEnergies focuses its charitable giving on causes supporting children and young adults (2). 

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

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Rationale

TotalEnergies protects its employees against viewpoint discrimination (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
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Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

TotalEnergies supports the objectives of the Paris Agreement, including its own corporate goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, reducing scope 3 emissions, and advocacy related to climate change initiatives (1)(2). The company also advocates for LGBT+ inclusion amongst its employees (3). TotalEnergies published a “Guide to Dealing with Religious Questions” based on its activities in 130 countries worldwide that encourages respect for diverse beliefs (4). TotalEnergies Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanné stated that Republicans winning the 2024 US Election could have a negative impact on the global energy sector (5). 

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Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

TotalEnergies does not use corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies.

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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N/A
Rationale

TotalEnergies does not operate a PAC at this time and has not lobbied for ideological purposes (1)(2).

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October 10, 2023

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