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In Australia, our social investment aims to create shared value for both BP and society and is managed through evaluating environmental and social risks, effective stakeholder engagement and aligning our social investment with business strategy and the needs of society.
In 2017 we entered a five-year partnership with OzHarvest, Australia’s first perishable food-rescue organisation. Quality surplus food will be collected from more than 80 BP-operated service stations and redistributed to people in need within the communities in which the food is collected. Annually we donate 400,000 litres of BP Ultimate fuel for OzHarvest's fleet of food rescue vans. We also support OzHarvest's education programs NEST and Nourish, and are the presenting partner at the 2017 and 2018 CEO Cookoffs.
For the last four years we've been a loyal partner and supporter of the McGrath Foundation. With a goal to fund a new McGrath Breast Care Nurse every year, we donating a portion of all fuel sales during the first week of October, and will be encouraging customers to donate to the Foundation at the register.
Coastcare & Native Arc
In Western Australia, we are actively involved with Coastcare, a conservation program involving BP employees volunteering to plant native species to help build habitats for native wildlife at two dedicated planting sites. We also support Native ARC, a Western Australian wildlife rehabilitation centre that helps sick, injured and orphaned Australian wildlife.
Our social investment and sponsorship is strategically planned and implemented each year with a focus on larger programs that aim to deliver measurable value to society. Therefore, we don’t sponsor ad hoc requests.