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Accessibility

bp supports WeThe15 – the global movement for disability inclusion – as we strive to provide an accessible work environment for everyone
WeThe15 poster, including Paralympian David Behre. Text on poster says: ‘We are 100% behind the 15%’

We are proud to support WeThe15, the human rights movement that aims to end discrimination against persons ‎with disabilities and transform the lives of the 1.2 billion people in the world with a disability – that’s 15% of the ‎whole world.‎


We strive to improve workplace accessibility because we recognize and celebrate the unique additional ‎strengths that people with diverse abilities bring to our teams. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion ‎gives us a competitive advantage.‎

At bp, we know there is a disability inclusion challenge in the world. As an employer, a customer-facing ‎organization, and a corporate citizen we can and must play a role to improve inclusion for the estimated 15% ‎of the world’s population living with a disability.‎

 

We aim to create a more accessible global workplace with the support of our employee-led disability business ‎resource group, which focuses on disability, neurodiversity and mental wellbeing. We aspire to be a company ‎that is representative of, and serves the needs of, all people including those with disabilities.‎

Seeing the unseen
We are working to improve disability inclusion for all staff, including:

 

  • Inclusive recruitment training, disability awareness training, and specific internships and apprenticeships
  • Assistive technology support for all employees: IT&S provides a confidential support channel for everyone ‎in bp. This can be used to access assistive technology solutions such as voice recognition software, screen ‎readers and motion tracking
  • We improved bp’s communications by ensuring that our brand visual standards were more accessible, to ‎provide a more inclusive experience for our employees. We worked with our neurodiverse community to ‎understand their needs and then improved the legibility of our corporate typefaces, as well as building more ‎accessible colour palettes
  • We run neurodiversity awareness training sessions across bp supporting World Autism Week, ‘Caring for ‎the Vulnerable’ listening sessions and hosted live courses through our bp university platform aimed at ‎increasing understanding of neurological variations.‎
Neurodiversity and me

External support and partnerships

  • bp is part of The Valuable 500 (V500), a coalition that brings big businesses together to unlock the potential ‎of the over 1.3 billion people worldwide living with disabilities.
  • We are members of the Business Disability Forum in the UK, which provides advice and access to research ‎and training; and we collaborate with other international firms in its global taskforce to improve ‎disability inclusion across organizations.‎
  • We work with MyPlus to support students with disabilities and long-term health conditions during the ‎application and recruitment process, and within the workplace.‎

 

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