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Improving people‎’s‎ lives

As we work towards our purpose to reimagine energy we recognize the importance of providing more clean energy and creating a just energy transition that respects human rights, sustainable livelihoods, health and wellbeing and enhanced diversity, equity and inclusion

Improving people’s lives

Our aims provide focus and structure for the actions we take to improve people’s lives. They build on our strong social impact and risk management requirements, and on guidance in our operating management system.

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Five aims to improve people’s lives

Aim 11: more clean energy

Our aim 11 is to develop enough clean energy to benefit more than 36 million people.

By 2030 we aim to have developed 50GW renewable generating capacitya – broadly enough to meet the power needs of 36 million peopleb – including exploring ways to make clean energy accessible to those who need it most.


We have set two objectives for this aim: 50GW renewable energy equivalent developed to final investment decision (FID) by 2030, and programmes to support access and affordability. At the end of 2023, we had 6.2GW brought to FID and 58.3GW in our development pipeline.

Through our social investments and other means, we are working to support projects designed to enable access to affordable, lower carbon energy in local communities, including in Indonesia and Angola.


a The aggregate quantity, net to bp, of renewable generating capacity that has been developed to the point of final investment decision.
b We estimate that the level of renewable generating capacity we will add is capable of providing enough renewable power to meet the needs of around 36 million people based on a 2019 global average electricity consumption per capita value.

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Our aim 12 is to support a just energy transition which advances human rights and education.

We support the Paris Agreement, which recognizes the importance of a just transition – one that ‎delivers decent work, quality jobs and supports the livelihoods of local communities.

To support a just ‎energy transition, we aim to collaborate with key stakeholders and other industries to support the ‎advancement of human rights through the transition. We will do this by developing just transition plans in ‎priority areas and helping the workforce to develop skills for the future energy system, taking a socially ‎inclusive approach. We aim to build stronger relationships with our local communities, based on mutual ‎trust and respect, and we will support civic dialogue, greater transparency and capacity building, where we work.

Our aim 13 is helping more than 1 million people build sustainable livelihoods and resilience.

We will support the communities where we work to build greater resilience and more sustainable livelihoods. ‎We will focus our social investment in support of our sustainability aims. Through these actions we aim to ‎reach more than 1 million people. We will also support our workforce through quality jobs with fair conditions.

Our aim 14 is greater diversity, equity and inclusion for our workforce and customers, and to increase certified diverse supplier spend to $650 million for US-related spend.

We want our workforce and customers to experience greater equity – fair treatment according to everyone’s different needs and situations – while also helping our partners in the bp ‘ecosystem’ do the same. We aim to do this by improving workforce diversity and workplace inclusion, making customer experiences more inclusive and increasing our annual expenditure with certified diverse suppliers, including female, and under-represented or minority groups (supplier diversity) to $650 million for US-related spend by 2025.

Our aim 15 is to enhance the health and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and local communities. We will support them to proactively improve their physical and mental health – through innovative ‎programmes, partnerships and offers.

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