INTERVIEW – As Total becomes TotalEnergies, its CEO explains how the group is meeting the challenge of the post-oil period.
On Friday, Total’s general meeting renamed the group the name TotalEnergies. A resolution on the climate was also adopted: it provides for carbon neutrality by 2050. The group thus confirms its turn towards others in Energies than oil. Its CEO, Patrick PouyannÃ ©, explains the underlying reasons for this change and its consequences for the 105,000 employees.
LE FIGARO. – Does the change of Total’s name really mark the transition to a new era?
Patrick POUYANNÃ ??. – We didnâ € ™ t wake up one morning saying to ourselves that we had to make upheavals. The governing bodies of TotalEnergies have taken the measure of a paradigm shift which has accelerated in recent years. Until 2015, our objectives were volume and profitability: “more production, more profitable”. This model is no longer sufficient: we must integrate climate data, that is to say arbitrate volume, carbon emissions and margins. Since 2016, we have taken positions in the news
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the 05/30/2021 at 10:55 PM
And your filthy logo, energy-hungry in inks and Mo, we’re talking about it. An identity against your post-rationalized speech! Who are we laughing at ?