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"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. "

Jacques-Emmanuel Saulnier
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.

Our Commitment

Our actions for young people with our partners

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4 priority focus areas for youth

The TotalEnergies Fondation is committed to supporting young people all over France.

With Les Concerts de Poche, enthusiasts can participate in 2,000 hours of creative musical workshops and enjoy 160 concerts.

Reaching out to 13,000 young people in the territories of 9 regions with little or no access to culture.
From September 2020 to September 2021.

With OpérApprentis, every year, 500 young people in Apprentice Training Centers (CFA) and vocational high schools in the Île-de-France region are introduced to the world of opera.

Since 2018, with Crée Ton Avenir, 1,100 young people have received internships thanks to our staff’s work and commitment.

With Alliance pour l’éducation – United Way, 13,600 students have received vocational guidance over the 2021/22 academic year.

For over 15 years now, the Naturenautes have welcomed about 3,600 students on nature camps to discover the hidden world of marine and coastal ecosystems.

With the SNSM, 1,403 internship students were trained in sea rescue techniques in 2021.

Over 15 years’ work with the Fondation du Patrimoine, 270 restoration projects have been supported and over 700 jobs created or maintained.

Since 2010, Rêv’Elles has supported 1,100 young girls in their career ambitions.

With Démos Avancés, under the guidance of the Philharmonie de Paris, more than 400 young musicians are now part of 13 orchestras, among which 11 in provincial areas.

From October 2021 to May 2022, the TotalEnergies Fondation and its partners granted young people 1,500 tickets to cultural events.

With APELS, the “Déclics sportifs” program has supported 600 young athletes in their professional integration over the past 3 years.

Over the past 3 years, Apprentis d’Auteuil and the “La Touline” scheme have enabled 1,000 young adults who had previously benefitted from the Aide Sociale à l’Enfance policy, to receive social support.

With the VIA road safety awareness program, co-created by the Michelin and TotalEnergies foundations, 2,000 students have been trained since 2019 in 24 Écoles de Production, 24 Apprentice Training Centers (CFA) and inclusion establishments.

Extensive support to Écoles de Production since 2018.

Today, 44 schools use an educational approach of “learning by doing”, 28 of them supported by the TotalEnergies Foundation.

Target: 100 schools, 4,000 young people in training by 2028.

L’Industreet by TotalEnergies, a campus dedicated to the industrial professions of the future.

Our aim for the end of 2022 is to ensure that 400 young people are qualified every year.

Every year, around 10 new projects to support inclusion and education are supported following a call for partners.

The TotalEnergies Foundation works with its 100 partners to help young people find their way.

Thank you to all our partners for their continued trust.

Fondation TotalEnergies,

Pour la jeunesse.