TOTAL South Africa is passionate about ensuring that our rich natural heritage is conserved for the sustained enjoyment and benefit of future generations. We are aware of the potential impacts of our business on the natural world and have committed the largest portion of our corporate social investment budget to environmental projects. We strongly believe that the quest for good corporate citizenship starts with an acceptance of responsibility, not only to our customers and shareholders, but also to the broader South African community in which we operate.
TOTAL South Africa and the Kruger National Park's partnership in nature conservation started in 1958. Our partnership with the Kruger National Park has grown from strength to strength, from humble beginnings when we first promoted the park by sponsoring paper bags, printed maps and brochures. Over the years the company has contributed to the development of the Park in various ways, including sponsoring the building of rest camps, upgrading staff accommodation, relocating animals to other areas in the country and re-introducing species back into the Park. This partnership is based on the understanding that the Park is one of the world's most precious environmental areas, and that promoting conservation within its borders is to the benefit of the entire planet.
- TOTAL and the Kruger National Park's partnership in nature conservation started in 1958.
- From the beginning of the association TOTAL has sponsored paper bags, printed maps and brochures to promote the Park.
- TOTAL sponsored the building of the Olifants Rest Camp that was officially opened on June 3, 1960.
- TOTAL sponsored the relocation of white rhino from the Umfolozi Game Park to the Kruger National Park in 1961.
- Sponsored the relocation of hippo's from the Kruger Park to the Addo Reserve in 1961.
- TOTAL sponsored the relocation of eight elephants from Kruger to Hluhluwe in 1983.
- In 1985 TOTAL assisted to have the extinct Mofhartebeest re-introduced to the Kruger from Malawi.
- 1984 the book "Kruger National Park: Questions and Answers" was sponsored by TOTAL.
- TOTAL sponsored a portfolio of ten wildlife paintings by Dino Paravano to be sold as a limited edition to raise funds.
- Assisted with the building of the Central Distribution Store in Skukuza
- Established a service station network to be operated by the Kruger in all of the Kruger's Rest Camps.
- Assisted with the funding for the establishment of the Mopani Rest Camp
- Assisted with the funding of a feasibility study to establish a wetlands near Skukuza
- Donated funds for the Elephant museum at Skukuza and donated an elephant statue.
- Was a partner in the centennial celebrations of the Kruger National Park.
- Provided funds to produce a video on the anthrax problem.
- Keep Kruger clean campaign started in 1996