How our businesses around the world understand and manage their environmental and social impacts is set out in our operating management system – which underscores the importance of consulting with stakeholders who may be affected by our activities.
BP is working with Kosmos Energy to develop natural gas resources off the coast of Mauritania and Senegal. Our offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility will supply gas to both domestic and global markets, generating revenues and new energy supplies for the two countries.
As we progress with our work, we’ve been keen to understand the concerns and expectations of the people living there. Over the course of 2017, we met with more than 2,600 community members in the two countries. We discussed issues ranging from local employment to our ability to respond to an oil spill. These consultations will contribute to an environmental and social impact assessment in 2018.
When we began planning our liquefied natural gas plant in Indonesia in 2002, we set up an independent panel to monitor our progress. The Tangguh Independent Advisory Panel (TIAP) continues to review our performance in areas such as human rights, security and governance.
When it was time to decommission our Miller platform in the North Sea after 15 years in operation, we evaluated how we could use UK suppliers to carry out the work and what opportunities there were to recycle materials.
We are also participating in a joint industry research programme called INSITE, to better understand the long-term effect of manmade structures on the marine environment.