TotalEnergies has come to an agreement with representatives of trade unions that will see 35,000 employees within the company’s home country, France, receive help in navigating their personal energy transitions.
TotalEnergies, which also makes Total coolant and lubricant products, will give each employee an allowance of €2000 that can be used to reimburse up to 80% of the cost of certain services and products related to the energy transition.
This can be used for mobility purposes such as buying a Crit’Air 1, hybrid, electric vehicle, or an electric bicycle, as well as home charging points and other devices to lower vehicle emissions.
It can also be used for home improvements, such as upgrading insulation or installing a more efficient boiler, heat pump or solar panels.
TotalEnergies Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Patrick Pouyanné said his company was proud of being able to support its French employees in their own energy transitions, adding:
“As a major energy player, we are committed to helping our employees finance these changes in their daily lives. Thanks to this agreement, which is one of the first of this scale in France, we intend to make a positive contribution to the country’s decarbonisation targets.”
The agreement will come into force for a five-year period from January 2024. It will cover all employees of any companies that are wholly owned by TotalEnergies, as well as those who work for companies where TotalEnergies has a 50% or greater interest, subject to approval from relevant bodies.