TotalEnergies becomes official sponsor of Rugby World Cup France 2023

The organizing committee of France 2023 announced that French energy company TotalEnergies (formerly Total) has become an official sponsor of Rugby World Cup France 2023.

TotalEnergies said that by partnering with France 2023, it will support the mission of the tournament by making the 2023 edition of the Rugby world cup a moment of sharing and celebration in all regions in France. Rugby World Cup 2023 will be played from 8 September – 28 October with matches played at nine venues in 10 French cities.

The oil and gas giant said that Rugby World Cup France 2023 will give it the scope to present its broad energy profile to a larger audience and, through this ambition, consolidate ties with its stakeholders.

Claude Atcher – CEO of France 2023 said: “TotalEnergies wants to shift lines and play its full role in meeting the climate challenge. We want to move forward together towards the new energies that need to be at the center of Rugby World Cup France 2023, and participate in its positive impact for society.

“I am delighted to have TotalEnergies, with its know-how and its expertise, among our Official Sponsors. TotalEnergies is a long-standing supporter of French rugby. We feel certain that its dense nationwide coverage will significantly contribute to our event’s success.”

TotalEnergies becomes official sponsor of Rugby World Cup France 2023

TotalEnergies becomes official sponsor of Rugby World Cup France 2023. Photo courtesy of Rugby World Cup Limited.

TotalEnergies said that alongside Rugby World Cup France 2023, the company is committed to sustainability as an integral part of their strategy, operations, and projects. Implementing this into action, the two parties will work together for creating an environmentally responsible event, notably via the deployment of a decarbonized mobility plan and also the supply of clean energy.

Patrick Pouyanné – Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies said: “It is an honor and a pleasure for TotalEnergies to be an Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup France 2023. Integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect are key features of this sport, and they match our company’s values.

“More importantly, rugby is organized first and foremost around a team, just like TotalEnergies: a collective of women and men committed to the energy transition. France is our home, especially southwestern France, a land of rugby that is an integral part of our history and DNA.

“We want to celebrate our ties and close relationship with our stakeholders and customers across the country I am delighted that TotalEnergies’ teams will be putting their energy into making this great sports event a festive and popular French success worldwide!”

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