The France 2023 Organizing Committee and TotalEnergies are pleased to announce that TotalEnergies (Paris: TTE) (LSE: TTE) (NYSE: TTE) has become the Official Sponsor of the France 2023 Rugby World Cup.
By partnering with France 2023, TotalEnergies will support the tournament’s mission to make the Rugby World Cup France 2023 a moment of sharing and celebration in all regions of France. It will be an opportunity for the company to present its broad energy profile to a wider audience and, through this ambition, to strengthen ties with its stakeholders.
The Rugby World Cup France 2023 and TotalEnergies are both committed to sustainable development as part of their strategy, projects and operations. Making this concrete, the two parties will work together to create an eco-responsible event, in particular through the deployment of a low-carbon mobility plan and the supply of green energy.
As such, TotalEnergies is pleased to join the family of sponsors of France 2023.
Commenting on the partnership, Claude Atcher, PDG de France 2023, said :
“TotalEnergies wants to change the lines and fully play its role in meeting the climate challenge. We want to move forward together towards the new energies which must be at the center of the Rugby World Cup France 2023, and participate in its positive impact for society. I am delighted to count TotalEnergies, with its know-how and expertise, among our Official Sponsors. TotalEnergies is a long-time supporter of French rugby. We are convinced that its dense national coverage will significantly contribute to the success of our event.
Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies added:
“It is an honor and a pleasure for TotalEnergies to be Official Sponsor of the Rugby World Cup France 2023. Integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline and respect are the watchwords of this sport and correspond to the values of our company. More importantly, rugby is organized above all around a team, like TotalEnergies: a collective of women and men committed to the energy transition. France is our homeland, in particular the southwest of France, a land of rugby which is an integral part of our history and our DNA. We want to celebrate our ties and closeness to our stakeholders and customers across the country. I am delighted that the TotalEnergies teams are putting their energy into making this great sporting event a festive and popular French success around the world!
About the Rugby World Cup France 2023:
The 2023 Rugby World Cup will take place in France from September 8 to October 28 with matches played at nine venues in 10 host cities. The tournament will be the 10th Men’s Rugby World Cup and the second organized by France after a memorable event in 2007.
RWC 2023 will take place in a year in which the sport turns 200 since rugby school student William Webb Ellis was credited with inventing the game of rugby by showing “a fine disregard for the rules” by catching the balloon and running with it in 1823..
RWC 2023 will set new standards for social responsibility, inclusion and sustainability for a major rugby event, targeting four key pillars for the tournament’s legacy: acting for sustainability and the circular economy, supporting the education, training and employment, respect and protect the environment and promote inclusion by being a champion of gender equality.
The flagship event for men’s rugby, the 2023 Rugby World Cup will feature 20 teams – of which 12 have qualified directly by finishing in the top three of their pool in Japan 2019 and eight in a global qualifying process. – with 48 matches played over 51 days.
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