BP works with security providers who protect our facilities to reinforce the importance of respecting human rights. We support the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. These principles guide the way we work with these security forces. They emphasize the need to understand and respect the human rights of our workforce and people living in communities near our operations.
As an example of our continued implementation of the Voluntary Principles, we conducted an assessment of the practices of private security contractors and the way we work with public security forces in our operations in Georgia. The review found that potential impacts – both positive and negative – of our security arrangements on individuals and communities are regularly assessed and plans for mitigation of the associated risks are integrated into existing processes.
We provide training on the principles for those employees who are accountable for managing security and conduct assessments to identify areas where we can improve.
We report on our progress in relation to security and human rights issues in an annual report to the Voluntary Principles plenary.