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Content in this section is taken from the BP Sustainability Report 2018, published in March 2019

Advancing energy to improve people’s lives: from the deep sea to the desert, from rigs to retail, we deliver energy products and services to people around the world. The energy we produce helps support economic growth and improve quality of life for millions of people. We strive to be a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a great employer
As the world demands more energy to fuel increasing prosperity and provide people with a better quality of life, it also demands energy delivered in new ways, with fewer emissions. For the energy sector, this dual challenge is the defining issue of our times.Bob Dudley,group chief executive, BP
Bob Dudley, group chief executive, BP


We report on the progress we’ve made on our low carbon ambitions – including the expansion of our solar presence; safety; human rights; our contribution to society; and managing environmental impacts such as water use.

Assessing the issues

We prioritize the issues according to how important they are to our stakeholders and how they could impact BP’s ability to deliver its strategy. In preparing this report, we met with around 100 different organizations including investors, non-governmental organizations and business partners, who collectively represent some of our main stakeholder groups.

Q. Why is creating an inclusive workplace important for BP?

A. “Put simply, it generates value and is about respect. My family came from a small town in Mexico. When we moved to the US I could not speak the language but my teachers saw something in me and helped steer me towards maths. My love of engineering came from people valuing what I could do and seeing my potential. Today I lead engineering for our upstream assets and I make it a priority to create a culture where everyone’s contributions are heard and valued. People who feel included have a sense of belonging and contribute – this generates immense value for the team and the business.”


Aleida Rios, head of engineering, upstream, BP