Committed to better energy, over 98,000 employees help throughout the world to provide the Group’s customers with products and services that are
safer, more affordable, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to the greatest number of people.
Total puts Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the heart of its activities and conducts its operations according to the following principles of:
- protecting the safety and security of people and its facilities;
- limiting its environmental footprint;
- ensuring that its Code of Conduct is applied in its sphere of operations;
- incorporating the challenges of sustainable development in the exercise of its activities;
- increasing its local operations by placing dialogue with its stakeholders at the heart of its policy and contributing to the economic and social development of the regions where the Group has operations with the objective of creating shared value;
- promoting equal opportunities and fostering diversity and cultural mix among its personnel.
The Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) is a joint venture between Total (31.2 %), Shell (36.8 %), Chevron (12 %) and Nordsøfonden (20 %) cooperating to recover oil from the Sole Concession holder’s area of the Danish North Sea.
DUC accounts for the majority of the Danish oil and gas produced and is the owner of the key points of the infrastructure of all activity in the Danish sector of the North Sea. The sole concession covers 1,635.7 km² of the Danish shelf.
DUC was established in 1962 and originally, the DUC consisted of A.P. Møller, Shell and Gulf, the latter acting as the operator. Within a few years Texaco and Chevron joined the consortium. In 1974 Gulf withdrew and Maersk took over as the operator. In 2012 Denmark’s Nordsøfonden joined the DUC as a 20% state-owned partner.