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Improving people‎’s‎ lives

Our five people aims cover clean energy, a just energy transition and sustainable ‎livelihoods, respect for human rights, greater equity and enhanced wellbeing. ‎They focus on how we think bp can make the biggest difference‎

Improving people's lives

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.

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 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.

Aim 12: just transition

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.

Aim 13: sustainable livelihoods

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.

Aim 14: greater equity


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.

Aim 15: enhance wellbeing

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.

bp and clean energy

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. 

bp and a just transition

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.‎


What we mean by a just transition

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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