Total initiated its diversification policy in 2001. This initiative was derived from a reflection which was first focused on the increase in the number of women in teams, and extended to include the global expansion of such teams. For Total, this scheme will enable the group to be:
- More competitive - by recruiting the best via the extension of the recruitment base, by better understanding and handling local issues and finally by stimulating creativity and reactivity.
- More legitimate - by meeting the new expectations of society and employees.
- Fairer - by giving equal changes of developing their skills to all.