"Being a public interest company means creating value for society in addition to socio-economic performance. At TotalEnergies, we have placed youth at the heart of this firm belief. "
Senior Vice President, Public Interest and Managing Director of the Fondation TotalEnergies
Youth unemployment and insecurity have worrying, even dramatic, consequences worldwide in economic and human terms.
Since there is no sustainable development that would leave young people by the wayside, the corporate Fondation TotalEnergies acts to give them the keys to taking their fate into their own hands, targeting the most vulnerable amongst them, by promoting equal opportunities and contributing to their autonomy.
The Fondation was created in 1992 and now takes action alongside its partners in four priority areas, in compliance with its history, its disciplines and its values: Youth inclusion and education; Road safety; Climate, coastal areas and oceans; Cultural dialogue and heritage. Its actions, deployed in the host territories of our Company, essentially in France, or as part of the global public interest program of the TotalEnergies Foundation, thereby contribute to the Company’s community engagement.
In the area of inclusion, the Fondation TotalEnergies designed and financed L’industreet, a campus situated in Seine-Saint-Denis, which provides free tuition to young people in highly sought-after professions in the industrial sector. It opened in the fall of 2020, and at the end of June 2022 welcomed 170 young people aged 18 to 30, whether qualified or not, from all socio-cultural backgrounds and from different regions in France. The objective is to ensure that everyone has access to employment on completion of a training course introducing an innovative teaching approach tailored to each trainee.