Access to Energy

Total meets its goal in May 2015 of reaching five million people with the sale of one million solar lamps

Awango by Total
Awango by Total 2012 2013 2014
Total number of lamps sold 168,000 460,000 880,000
Number of people reached by sales of Awango by Total
products since the brand’s launch
845,000 2,300,000 4,400,000

New target

  • Sell five million solar lamps in Africa by 2010, to reach 25 million people on the continent, which is central to our strategy.
  • Countries in which the Awango by Total product range is already sold or is being rolled out in 2015.

Access to transportation

The Laboratoire de la Mobilité inclusive (socially inclusive transportation laboratory) was created in partnership with nonprofit Wimoov (formerly Voiture & co) in 2012. Since 2014, it has had 15 members, including the FACE Foundation, government employment agency Pôle Emploi, carmakers Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroën, Michelin, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) and nonprofit Secours Catholique. It aims to:

  • Rally public, private and civil society stakeholders and bring issues related to transportation into the public arena.
  • Provide objective data and analyses. Three studies conducted to date, on how transportation and access to employment are linked, transportation for seniors and best practices internationally.
  • Develop transportation solutions accessible to all.


Among the corporate philanthropy initiatives pursued in France, we are developing projects designed to test a broad array of solutions — advice, upgrading insulation and heating systems, and financing arrangements for home heating oil — for people experiencing fuel poverty:

  • As part of the government-sponsored Habiter Mieux housing improvement program deployed by the French national housing agency, at December 31, 2014 Total had helped to upgrade the insulation and heating systems of 20,000 homes in France since 2011.
  • €2 million allocated to create 90 jobs as energy efficiency ambassadors, through our partnership with the French Ministry of Youth.