TotalEnergies EP South Africa
TotalEnergies EP South Africa (TEEPSA) has made significant progress to contribute to South Africa’s energy security, with the interest to explore and produce hydrocarbons.
TEEPSA aims to engage with interested and affected parties, including authorities, communities, and government by creating platforms to enable the public to access information related to its projects, and receive responses to frequently asked questions including direct engagement with TEEPSA.
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards regarding health, safety, environmental and quality standards, allowing us to respect the natural environment and human rights wherever we operate
1-Dialogue with stakeholders:
As part of its commitment, TotalEnergies is promoting transparency and close cooperation with all relevant stakeholders and interested parties to continually engage with them, whatever the subject.
2-Preservation of the physical and human environment:
3-Contribution to local development
TotalEnergies is committed to contribute to the socio-economic development of the areas of its operations through the promotion of economic growth and employment and the contribution to the transformation of the industry.
- This approach is aligned with the South African regulation which requires the operator to submit a Social Labour Plan (SLP), as part of the application for a production right. The Social Labour Plan is being informed by different studies with the objective to understand the local social and industrial contexts, determine how the project can use local resources (workforce, goods, and services) in the supply chains required for the Project (and its future operations) and develop strategies to maximise the use of local content during the lifespan of the project.
- The Social Labour Plan and proposals to support Local Economic Development (LED) projects, related to Block 11B/12B development, will be aligned with Mossel Bay Municipality’s integrated development plan, consolidated from consultations with interested communities, approved by PASA (Petroleum Agency of South Africa) and reviewed every 5 years
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TotalEnergies Climate ambition
TotalEnergies supports the aim of the Paris Agreement, with its call to reduce greenhouse emission in the context of sustainable development and eradicating poverty. Together with the Paris goal to limit planetary warming to well below 2 degrees centigrade compared with pre-industrial levels.
TotalEnergies is at the center of the climate challenge and has set ambitions to become a responsible energy major. Our Mission is to provide energy that is reliable, affordable, cleaner, and accessible to as many people as possible. The worldwide energy mix needs to evolve to be consistent with the Paris goals. TotalEnergies integrates such an evolution in its business strategy by promoting natural gas, together with hydrogen and biogas, investing in low-carbon electricity primarily produced from renewables, focusing investment on low-cost oil and biofuel, and investing in carbon sinks such as nature-based solutions and CCUS.
The South African Government policy currently supports exploration for indigenous oil and gas resources and currently promotes the use of natural gas as part of the energy mix up to 2030 to serve as a transition or bridge on the path to a carbon-neutral goal and provide the flexibility required to complement renewable energy sources. As such, South Africa has committed to a "just" transition in achieving carbon neutrality (net-zero emission) and a climate resilient society, whereby the need to reduce emissions is balanced with the need to grow the economy and create jobs.