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BP’s Advancing Low Carbon accreditation programme

Our world faces a dual challenge: how to meet growing energy demand, while at the same time reducing carbon emissions. Our Advancing Low Carbon accreditation programme is just one of the ways in which BP is playing a part to help tackle this complex issue
At BP, we are finding ways to reduce emissions in our own operations, improve our products, and create new low carbon businesses. To help encourage every part of BP to pursue these low carbon activities we’ve created our Advancing Low Carbon (ALC) accreditation programme.
The map is best viewed in full screen – please click on the 'maximise' button. To view the activities, click on the individual model icons.


We’ve been excited by the response since the ALC programme’s launch in 2018. This year’s programme is even bigger and better – with the number of accredited activities rising by around 50% in just 12 months. 52 activities were accredited or re-accredited in 2019, up from 33 in 2018. 


These activities represent the diversity of our businesses and include everything from our advanced fuels and lubricants to lower carbon products, and from global research initiatives to partnerships with start-ups developing innovative new technologies. 
Some of the activities represent actions taken within BP, while others highlight ways in which we are working with others to respond to the dual challenge. All of them demonstrate what we call a ‘better carbon outcome’.


To be accredited, each activity must meet rigorous criteria and requirements and  be independently assured by our assurance partner, Deloitte LLP. You can find out more about each activity by clicking on the individual model icons on the image above or the links below. 

In all, we estimate that 53 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent have been saved or offset through activities delivered by BP, and 4.7 million tonnes through activities delivered by BP partners since the programme began in 2017.1  
But we’re not stopping here. Our people love a challenge and we will continue to work to find new, lower carbon ways of working. At BP, we see possibilities everywhere to help the world keep advancing. Our ALC programme is one way of showing you how.


ALC activities accredited in 2019



1  The total emissions saved or offset from the accredited activities are estimated using a variety of methodologies and baselines. The figures aim only to illustrate the impact of the activities within the programme, and delivered by BP or a BP partner only refers to the organization leading on delivering the activity.  Savings or offsets may be claimed by or attributed to other parties. The scope of accredited activities is wider than, and does not seek to align with, our greenhouse gas reporting boundaries. Therefore, the figures are not directly comparable to BP’s reported emissions.