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Business ethics and accountability

We’re committed to doing business ethically and transparently, using our values and our code of conduct to guide us
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We expect our employees to work in line with both and to treat others with respect, ‎fairness and dignity. Our code of conduct sets clear expectations for how we work at bp. It ‎applies to all our employees and members of the board and as we implement our new strategy, the code underscores the belief that how we deliver is as important as what we deliver.


We provide regular training and communications to employees about how to apply the code in their daily work. Our expectations of suppliers are documented to help them develop and strengthen their relationships with us by acting in accordance with the code.

Anti-bribery and corruption

We operate in parts of the world where bribery and corruption present a high risk, so ‎it’s important that we make our position regarding both absolutely clear to our ‎employees, contractors, suppliers and others in any way connected to our business.

Our code of conduct explicitly prohibits engaging in bribery or corruption in any form. ‎Our group-wide anti-bribery and corruption policy and procedures include measures ‎and guidance to assess risks, understand relevant laws and report concerns. They ‎apply to all bp-operated businesses. Appropriate training is focused on the needs of ‎employees in locations or roles assessed to be at a higher risk of bribery and ‎corruption.

Speaking up

We want our employees, contractors, vendors, third parties and other stakeholders to feel ‎comfortable about speaking up whenever they have a question or  concern about our code, ‎or if they see something that they feel is unethical or unsafe. Concerns and enquiries can be ‎raised through multiple channels: with line managers or other senior leaders, supporting ‎teams, including human resources, legal, ethics and compliance and through work councils. ‎Concerns can also be raised anonymously via OpenTalk, the bp global confidential helpline. ‎This is administered by an independent company and is available 24 hours a day, seven days ‎a week. It can accommodate calls in more than 75 languages by phone or web.‎