We want to help improve people’s lives through our sustainability frame. We recognize the importance of health and wellbeing, supporting livelihoods, treating people with respect and working to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion. Our 5 people aims build on strong social impact and risk management requirements, and guidance in our operating management system.
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 capacity – broadly enough to meet the power needs of 36 million people – including exploring ways to make clean energy accessible to those who need it most.
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’ll 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’ll support the communities where we work to build greater resilience and more sustainable livelihoods. We’ll 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 supplier diversity spend to $1 billion.
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’ll aim to do this by improving workforce diversity and workplace inclusion, making customer experiences more inclusive and increasing our annual expenditure with diverse suppliers, including female, and underrepresented or minority groups (supplier diversity) to $1 billion by 2025.
According to the latest International Energy Agency estimates, approximately 770 million people globally do not have access to electricity, with some of the greatest gaps in Africa and Asia.
Providing clean and affordable energy has significant benefits for society and sustainable development, including improvements in health and wellbeing, education, and gender equality. We want to play our part in this and are exploring ways to make clean energy accessible to those who need it most.
We aim to develop 50GW of renewable energy by 2030, with around 20GW of that developed by 2025, across a wide area. We estimate that it could meet the needs of around 36 million people.
And we’re not starting from scratch. We have a promising base in renewable energies from which to build – with Lightsource bp for solar, bp wind for onshore and offshore wind, bp bunge bioenergia for for biofuels, and bp shipping & trading, which plays a key part in delivering renewable projects.
We support a just energy transition and want to help shape it with our stakeholders. To enable a just transition we want to run education and employability programmes with partners to enable people to transition into low carbon jobs. We’ll focus on bp employees and local people in places where we’re developing renewable energy projects.
We view a just transition as one that mitigates the potential adverse impacts of a low carbon energy transition on workers and communities, while also promoting the sustainable opportunities that low carbon industries can bring to workers and communities. We believe that actions taken to advance a just transition are most effective when based on a shared agenda and developed through dialogue with stakeholders, including workers, communities, governments, unions and employers.
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