BP’s commitment to supplier diversity is aligned with the company’s commitment to America. The company has spent more than $4.5 billion with diverse suppliers since 2008, and was one of the first major corporations to create a formal program to increase purchases with minority- and women-owned businesses.
This investment helps the communities where BP operates by boosting economic development while supporting jobs and local employers.
The company is working toward achieving $1 billion in annual spend with certified minority and women business enterprises (M/WBEs) in the U.S.
In 2015, BP America again was named one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
This award recognizes corporations with supplier diversity processes that have worked especially hard to bring qualified and competitive WBEs into their supply chains.