We commissioned independent assessments of labour conditions in our contractor workforce in Oman, where we work with contractors that employ migrant workers. The assessments, which included terms of recruitment and employment, identified issues related to working practices, passport retention, recruitment fees and worker grievance mechanisms.
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.