To BP, working responsibly means seeking to have positive impacts on the areas where we operate

Our progress in 2013

What we said we would do Where we are today What we plan to do next
Update our risk processes to better describe the potential socio-economic consequences from incidents
Socio-economic risk criteria developed on topics such as workforce welfare and fresh water availability
Test the socio-economic risk criteria with our businesses
Continue to support community development programme
$78.8m spent on community investment
Update our framework for managing social investment
Develop human rights training, prioritizing specific businesses and functions
21 human rights training events conducted

Deliver human rights workshops in other priority areas

In this section

Night view of the BP Stena Carron Drillship

Financial transparency

Improving transparency in revenue flows from oil and gas activities

Castrol helps independent motorcycle mechanics update their skills

Supporting development

When managed properly, our presence in a region has the potential to contribute to local and national economies

Employee uses a mobile phone, in front of the BP Code of Conduct

Bribery and corruption

Our group-wide anti-bribery and corruption standard applies to all of our BP employees and contractor staff

Artwork from the BP Australia's reconciliation plan

Indigenous peoples

We acknowledge the importance of respecting the unique cultures and ways of life of indigenous communities


Employee walking through a sugar cane plantation in Brazil

Respecting workforce rights in Brazil

Improving labour conditions in our sugar cane-based biofuels operation

Teachers at the Science Museum’s Talk Science teacher conference

Choose science

BP is supporting programmes aimed at getting more UK students interested in careers in science

Online tools and case studies

HSE charting tool

HSE charting tool


Our case studies highlight some of BP's environmental and social initiatives from around the world