Beyond the label: our complementary approach
An assessment tool for environmental and health performance
In 2018, the program Eco-Impact was launched with the support of our external stakeholders to take things even further, with the Ecosolutions award and target sustainable transformational objectives at a business unit level.
Based on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and stems from the need to better assess how environmental, health and societal criteria are considered in business and operations management. This additional approach is experimental at this stage and goes beyond the label Ecosolutions by TotalEnergies and its normative constraints.
The goal of the program is to support change by enabling business and operational teams to identify best practices, points of attention and areas of improvement in terms of eco-performance and sustainability.
Eco-Impact methodology and its tool
To achieve the objectives of this program, a "Scorecard" tool assessing environmental and health impacts has been set up. It includes qualitative and quantitative indicators, in order to set a sustainability scoring. This methodology is based on 5 environmental and health criteria inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Sustainable Performance pillars of TotalEnergies:
- Climate change and energy efficiency
- Water and biodiversity
- Circular economy and resources management
- Societal issues
A collaborative and multidisciplinary experimental approach
The development of this sustainable portfolio approach is based on co-construction. The team Ecosolutions by TotalEnergies works hand in hand with external stakeholders integrated into its governance, the Business Units' operational teams, the Company's environmental experts, and also GreenFlex, a company specialized in supporting the environmental and societal transition of businesses and territories and which joined TotalEnergies in 2017.
Focus on pilot project:
- TGP (Total Global Procurement) : identify the best practices and implement a supplier rating system in order to commit to a responsible purchasing approach.
In addition to the diagnostic tool that has emerged from this program, a parallel ambition is to raise awareness on life cycle approach.
Ultimately, the goal is to convey sustainable scoring and sustainable portfolio management, promoting for instance, at an early stage, eco-design practices. This is not a reporting tool, but rather a sustainable portfolio management for products and projects.