This stakeholder engagement activity happens in many different ways and at different levels across BP, from the board through to local community liaison officers. These are just some of the ways we’ve engaged in 2019.
We work to attract, develop and retain exceptionaltalent, equipped with the right skills for thefuture. Our people have a crucial role in deliveringour purpose to reimagine energy for people andour planet.
Our broad customer base spans industries, businesses and end consumers of our products and services. We work closely with our customers to understand their evolving needs so we can improve and adapt to meet them.
retail customers served every day
Our investor proposition is to grow sustainable free cash flow and distributions to shareholders over the long term. We rely on the support of our investors, analysts and proxy voting agencies; our engagement covers global investment centres, where we share updates on our strategic progress and our financial and non-financial plans.
total dividends distributed to BP shareholders in 2019
We depend on the capability and performance of our suppliers, contractors and other partners, such as small businesses, industry peers and academia, to help deliver the products and services we need for our operations and our customers.
invested in research and development
We consult with stakeholders and NGOs to gain valuable perspectives on the ways in which our activities could impact the local community or environment.
committed to social investment in 2019
We aim to help countries around the world grow their domestic energy supplies and boost energy security. This in turn creates jobs and generates revenues for governments. We aim to maintain dialogue with governments at every stage of our presence in a country and engage in policy debates that are of concern to us and the locations in which we operate.
paid in income and production taxes to governments in 2019