This is a major, necessary step in support of our purpose to reimagine energy for people and our planet, and our ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner and help the world get to net zero.
After more than a century defined by oil and gas through two core businesses, upstream and downstream, our strategy positions us to become a very different energy company in the next decade.
Significantly scale-up our low energy business
Transform our customer mobility and convenience offer
Focus our oil, gas and refining portfolio
Drive down emissions as part of our net zero ambition
|Developed renewables to final investment decision||3.3GW
|Customer touchpoints||11.5 million
2019 >10 million
|>15 million||>20 million|
|Strategic convenience sites||1,900
|Retail sites in growth markets||2,700
|Castrol sales and other operating revenues||$5.4bn
|Electric vehicle charge points||10,100
|Margin share from convenience and electrification||27.6%
|Unit production costs||$6.39/boe
|Upstream plant reliability||94%
In order to advance our purpose and ambition, we have identified three strategic focus areas, and we’ve set targets and aims against these out to 2025 and 2030. These provide the basis for a common set of enduring objectives for bp as we transform the organization consistent with the long-term energy transition. Here are some examples of how we performed in 2020.
We’re teaming up with Equinor to form a new strategic partnership to develop offshore wind projects in the US. We believe we can achieve more together, working to become leaders in the fastest-growing renewables sector and helping the world get to net zero.
In July 2020, we began production at our major project Atlantis Phase 3 in the US Gulf of Mexico safely and on time, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, we have added a second well and are on schedule to start a third well by April 2021.
We aim to become a leading player in India’s fuels and mobility market through our Jio-bp joint venture with Reliance.
Sustainability is a critical foundation of our strategy. Our new sustainability frame links our strategy to our purpose – to reimagine energy for people and our planet.
Our frame focuses on three areas where we believe we can make the biggest difference, with aims and objectives linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our bp Energy Outlook considers three main scenarios that explore the possible pathways the energy transition may take over the next 30 years.
Our key reports include information about our financial and operating performance, sustainability performance and also global energy trends and projections.
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This document constitutes the Annual Report and Accounts in accordance with UK requirements and the Annual Report on Form 20-F in accordance with the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, for BP p.l.c. for the year ended 31 December 2020. A cross reference to Form 20-F requirements is included on page 351.
This document contains the Strategic report on the inside front cover and pages 1-70 and the Directors’ report on pages 71-102, 105 (in part only), 127-128, 231-258 and 301-349. The Strategic report and the Directors’ report together include the management report required by DTR 4.1 of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules. The Directors’ remuneration report is on pages 103-126. The consolidated financial statements of the group are on pages 129-230 and the corresponding reports of the auditor are on pages 130-154. The parent company financial statements of BP p.l.c. are on pages 259-300.
The Directors’ statements (comprising the Statement of directors’ responsibilities; Risk management and internal control; Longer-term viability; Going concern; and Fair, balanced and understandable), the independent auditor’s report on the annual report and accounts to the members of BP p.l.c., the parent company financial statements of BP p.l.c. and corresponding auditor’s report and a non-GAAP measure of operating cash flow excluding Gulf of Mexico oil spill payments« in the tables on pages 41, 43 and 46 do not form part of bp’s Annual Report on Form 20-F as filed with the SEC.
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BP p.l.c. is the parent company of the bp group of companies. The company was incorporated in 1909 in England and Wales and changed its name to BP p.l.c. in 2001. Where we refer to the company, we mean BP p.l.c. The company and each of its subsidiaries« are separate legal entities. Unless otherwise stated or the context otherwise requires, the term “BP” or "bp" and terms such as “we”, “us” and “our” are used in this report for convenience to refer to one or more of the members of the bp group instead of identifying a particular entity or entities. Information in this document reflects 100% of the assets and operations of the company and its subsidiaries that were consolidated at the date or for the periods indicated, including non-controlling interests.
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