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Contractors and suppliers

TotalEnergies works with over 100,000 suppliers of goods and services worldwide, for a total spend of £27 billion in 2022. So we can play a major role in encouraging our suppliers to improve their sustainability.

We are implementing a responsible purchasing program which puts the four dimensions of our sustainability ambition at the heart of the purchasing process. The program has four operational priorities, each with its own target, set in January 2022.


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Fundamental principles of purchasing

The Fundamental principles of purchasing are the foundation for the long-term relationships that the Company wishes to build with its suppliers. TotalEnergies expects its suppliers to comply with these Principles and ensure that their own suppliers and subcontractors also comply with them.


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Fundamental Principles of Purchasing Brochure

Sustainable procurement program

In accordance with its ambition to integrate all aspects of sustainable development at the heart of its strategy, projects and operations, and to set the standard in terms of commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), TotalEnergies implements a Sustainable Procurement program.

This program aims to ensure the integration of the Company's four pillars of its sustainable development approach at the heart of the strategy and procurement processes.

To do this, the Sustainable Procurement program defines four priorities:

  • Awareness-raising and training of buyers,
  • Awareness-raising and mobilization of suppliers,
  • Integration in the purchasing process,
  • Supplier assessment.

The implementation of this program is monitored by the Company's governing bodies and a Steering Committee meeting at least once a year.


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Specific focuses

The Company integrates climate issues into its procurement decisions.

The Company pays special attention to the adapted and protected sector.

The origin, extraction and refining conditions and the use of certain minerals, ores and raw materials are the subject of particular attention, given the potential risks to human rights and the environment.

The Company ensures that contractual conditions are negotiated in an equitable manner with its suppliers.

TotalEnergies is committed to local economic development.


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Payment terms

The payment terms of invoices from suppliers and customers of TotalEnergies SE as of December 31, 2022 are presented at point 5.10.4 of the 2022 Universal Registration Document .


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Sustainability & Climate 2023 Progress Report


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