bp’s senior vice president for engineering, Aleida Rios, shares her passion for engineering, the role models who have helped her along the way and why it is so important that women are not left ‘hidden’ from the workplace in a post-pandemic world
August 2020: bp is formally accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation, making it the first major energy and convenience retail employer to do so. This means that everyone working for bp in the UK now receives a minimum hourly wage of £9.30 in the UK or £10.75 in London. bp is committed to being a responsible employer and recognizes that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.
August 2020: bp launches alumni network. CEO Bernard says: “We want our colleagues to be successful no matter where their career journey takes them.”
September 2020: bp is selected as a Top Global Employer by LGBT+ rights charity Stonewall. Following the announcement, Bernard praised bp’s diversity and inclusion team, as well as the 100+ volunteers who help to drive change, saying: “You make a real difference to how people feel at work.”
10 December 2020: bp is ranked seventh out of 199 major global companies by the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark 2020, significantly improving on our previous score. This comes in recognition of revisions to our human rights policy; the publication of our labour rights and modern slavery principles; and our enhanced 2019 slavery and human trafficking statement.
8 March 2021: Seven bp employees from around the world share their stories of challenging the status quo as part of an Instagram Live to mark International Women’s Day.
Forward together for mental health
Find out what bp social media specialist Charlie Wheeler has to say about how bp has supported him through his own mental health struggles in this ITN and Mental Health UK digital programme. Also featuring our CEO Bernard, the film highlights the importance of supporting workplace mental health and how to practically do so. Film courtesy of Mental Health UK and ITN productions
This short film tells the story of bp’s COVID-19 response by the people who stepped up. From making personal protective equipment (PPE) for emergency responders to working on the frontline, bp colleagues have been protecting people and caring for communities throughout the pandemic
Meet bp’s Ricky Burns
We’re proud of our colleagues like Ricky in Houston, US, who has used his 3D printer to create visor shields and respiratory masks for use at his local hospital and at COVID-19 testing sites
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