We fuel more than 6,000 flights around the world every day and are committed to helping our aviation customers meet the International Air Transport Association’s target of cutting net carbon dioxide emissions in half by 2050, relative to 2005 levels.
We are helping our customers offset their emissions through BP Target Neutral, which has offset more than 4 million tonnes of CO₂ equivalent (CO₂e) on behalf of customers since 2006.
Natural climate solutions are a means of capturing and storing carbon emissions through natural carbon sinks, such as forests and peatlands. Stopping deforestation, protecting natural carbon sinks and restoring habitats can help to reduce CO₂ in the atmosphere.
BP has played a central role in creating a new way for reserves and resources of renewable energy to be assessed on a like-for-like basis with fossil fuels.
Meeting the climate challenge requires efforts by all – governments, companies and consumers. Working together can accelerate action. Here are just 10 of the initiatives in which BP is participating.
For the past 17 years, we have been working closely with Princeton University in the US on a research programme that aims to identify the most credible methods of capturing and storing a significant proportion of the world’s carbon emissions from fossil fuels.
Our Brazilian biofuels business is spread across a number of geographically remote locations, which means that every day our team makes around 800 trips, covering 45,000 kilometres.
We work in some of the hottest places on the planet including the Omani desert, where temperatures can reach 55°C. We manage heat exposure in a number of ways.
During 2016 we completed a major maintenance and upgrade exercise at our Toledo refinery in the US. This involved a full shutdown of the plant to carry out the work.
The World Health Organization estimates that fatalities from road traffic accidents in Brazil are double the rate experienced in the US.
Although our priority is to prevent oil spills and other releases, they can still happen.
Virtual reality is leading to real results as BP collaborates with Maersk Training to prepare our offshore drilling teams for challenges they face on the job.
We commissioned independent assessments of labour conditions in our contractor workforce in Oman, where we work with contractors that employ migrant workers.
We assessed the risk of modern slavery at the retail stations we own and operate in the UK. The review included 19 contractor companies who provide construction, maintenance and facilities management services.
Our South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion project will transport gas from Azerbaijan to markets in Europe. In Georgia alone, around 10% of the workforce originating from other countries such as India and Thailand.
One of our joint ventures is setting up a plant that will blend Castrol lubricants. Our partner is building the plant, and the peak of construction will involve more than 250 workers, largely made up of migrant labour employed through four or five major contractors.
BP chartered a vessel to carry two cargos of equipment to a drilling rig in the North Sea in 2016. Sailing under an Indian flag, this particular vessel has operated safely in the area for several years.
We piloted labour rights audits in our supply chain as part of qualifying selected potential suppliers in Malaysia in 2016.
BP has a longstanding relationship with the US city of Chicago, with links that stretch back more than a century. Today, around 3,500 employees are based in the Chicago and northwest Indiana metropolitan area, making it the third most populated location anywhere in the organization.
The number of vehicles has increased four times over the past two decades in India, with more than 200 million vehicles on the road today. Our Castrol engine oils and lubricants at 150,000 outlets across the country help keep cars, trucks and motorcycles moving.
We began producing gas in Oman in 2017 and our field is expected to eventually supply 40% of the country’s daily gas needs. As well as providing energy security, we are helping to develop local skills and contributing to the country’s economic and social development.
The energy industry plays an important role in Trinidad & Tobago, representing more than one third of the country’s entire economy. BP has worked in Trinidad & Tobago for more than 50 years and today is the country’s largest producer of oil and gas.
We operate three major pipelines in Georgia that transport large volumes of oil and natural gas from Azerbaijan to markets in Turkey, Europe and further afield.
Located in the remote Papua Barat province, Tangguh is Indonesia’s second largest liquefied natural gas supply facility.
Our West Nile Delta project is expected to increase Egypt’s current gas production by 30% when it comes on stream in 2017.
BP has a long history of involvement in Iraq’s oil and gas industry which dates back to the first discovery of oil near Kirkuk more than 90 years ago.
Some of our most recent exploration activities in Azerbaijan took place near the Absheron National Park, an international protected area and key migration area for the endangered Caspian seal.
Our South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion project spans more than 480 kilometres, taking gas from Azerbaijan to the Georgian border with Turkey.
Our work in Trinidad & Tobago requires great sensitivity, not least because the country is host to one of the world’s largest nesting populations of leatherback turtles.