Aim 7 may say ‘advocate for net zero’, but I always felt like my role was about advocating for sustainability. The world is on an unsustainable path and we need to get to net zero, but we also need to do it in the right way – improving people’s lives and caring for our planet in the process.
Last week bp launched 10 new sustainability aims that do just that. These sit alongside the 10 net zero aims and provide the guardrails that will help us to also enhance biodiversity, provide more clean energy and support a just transition.
They help to inform decision making and planning across bp, guiding us to do the right thing by our employees, our customers and the communities we support – all while generating value for our stakeholders. I see these aims (all 20 of them) as a benchmark to track our progress and how we can be held accountable to deliver them.
For bp to deliver on this strategy, it’s clear to me that having our employees engaged and advocating for sustainability is more important than ever. We all need to take sustainability seriously, to take responsibility and to take action.
For me this has meant:
At work -
switching jobs to lead a low carbon programme, launching an employee carbon offsetting benefit and leading the Aim 7 (employee engagement in net zero) project.
In my community -
volunteering as a school governor and doing more charitable giving.
At home -
eating less meat, travelling less (Covid has made this one easy…) and buying to last.