Our efforts towards more responsible mobility
At Total, we are committed to limiting the environmental impact of our daily activities. This is accomplished through our continuous effort to improve the energy efficiency of our facilities. We also continuously strive to offer innovative solutions that encourage responsible mobility for both our private and professional customers.
Thanks to our TOTAL Quartz lubricants, our customers can reduce their vehicles’ fuel consumption.
In the Bosgouet Sud service station in France, we offer LPG in addition to conventional fuels.
We make hydrogen available to our customers in our multi-energy service station in Munich, Germany.
Offering eco-efficient products in service stations
Motorists have access to a whole line of eco-efficient products when they stop to fill up at any one of the 16,000 Total network service stations throughout the world. In fact, our Total Excellium diesel fuel and gasoline (bearing the Total Ecosolutions label) help reduce CO2 emissions (up to 4.2%). We always prioritize providing access to renewable, low-carbon energies at our service stations. In India, we’re the first private LPG distributor to be certified by the government. As for hydrogen distribution in Germany, we are participating in the development of clean energies as part of the CEP (Clean Energy Partnership) consortium.
Our commitment toward responsible energy has led us to consider other areas of progress to improve the energy efficiency of vehicles. In the lubricant sector, our TOTAL Quartz line for light vehicles reduces vehicle fuel consumption and contributes to reducing their environmental footprint (up to a 2.2% reduction in CO2 emissions). Our energy efficiency expertise also benefits heavy vehicles used for road transport, agriculture and public works via our Fuel Economy line of lubricants. Our Activa Ineo ECS oil, which is part of this line, helps reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 150,000 metric tons each year.
Promoting responsible mobility on both land and sea
Our expertise is thoroughly focused on mobility. It even focuses on the road construction sector, where we are the leading European producer and supplier of asphalt, thus contributing to the extension of the safest, most durable and resistant road networks. Our Azalt Eco2 line of asphalts, which bear the Total Ecosolutions label, lower the products’ preparation temperature by 104°F, which translates into a significant reduction in the energy consumed and CO2 emitted when they are spread.
Our responsible mobility and energy efficient solutions are applied in a wide variety of ways on land as well as sea.
We supply maritime transport professionals with diesel and other fuels to fill their tanks, all while adhering to the strictest environmental standards; in addition, their sulfur content strictly complies with the International Maritime Organization's standards (MARPOL convention).
At the beginning of 2017, we went even further by signing a memorandum of understanding with CMA CGM, the world’s third largest maritime transport group, in order to anticipate regulations and supply a range of multiple energy solutions combining fuel oils and liquefied natural gas (LNG). This partnership also aims to continue its efforts to reduce the industry’s environmental footprint by designing solutions for container ships that are increasingly environmentally friendly. We have also signed a memorandum of understanding with Pavilion Gas relative to LNG as a marine fuel. This would enable us to supply LNG to our maritime customers in the port of Singapore. In addition, we have partnered with the French maritime company Brittany Ferries to supply it with LNG starting in 2019.