Removing the barriers to the future
Central to its manpower programme is Total's commitment to the attraction, development and retention of high-calibre personnel from all communities. Major stake-holder involvement ensures participation and transparency throughout the critical phases of the process. This process has been accelerated in recent years and has crystalised into a structured policy of positive career development for people who were disadvantaged because of colour, gender of physical handicaps.
The socio-economic empowerment of the previously disadvantaged communities remains a specific focus in respect of allocating trading sites. Apart from placement of AA appointments at all levels in the company, several existing Black employees have either advanced to senior positions or are placed in suitable jobs through career planning and development.
Outside the company
Staff members are not the only ones to receive direct educational and training aid from Total. The children of staff members receive more than R250 000 in educational grants.