Environmental data

2012
2012
2013
2013
2014
2014
2015
2015
2016
2016

Freshwater consumptionr (million m3)

2012

-

2013

106

2014

93

2015

92

2016

87

Percentage of withdrawalr

2012

-

2013

37

2014

33

2015

32

2016

34

Water consumption intensity - group (tonnes water/tonnes production)r

2012

-

2013

-

2014

0.37

2015

0.38

2016

0.36

Freshwater withdrawal

2012

354

2013

289

2014

280

2015

285

2016

257

Air emissions - nitrogen oxides (thousand tonnes)

2012

140

2013

129

2014

129

2015

123

2016

125

Air emissions - sulphur oxides (thousand tonnes)

2012

51

2013

41

2014

39

2015

36

2016

36

Air emissions - non-methane hydrocarbons (thousand tonnes)

2012

114

2013

102

2014

99

2015

94

2016

91

Environmental expenditures ($ million)

2012

7,230

2013

4,288

2014

4,024

2015

8,017

2016

536

Environmental and safety finest ($ million)

2012

22.4

2013

2.5

2014

1.0

2015

0.6

2016

15.0

Footnotes

a This represents reported incidents occurring within BP’s operational HSSE reporting boundary. That boundary includes BP’s own operated facilities and certain other locations or situations.
b DAFWCF and RIF are the annual frequency per 200,000 hours worked.
c We report tier 1 process safety events, which are losses of primary containment of greatest consequence – causing harm to a member of the workforce, costly damage to equipment or exceeding defined quantities. Tier 2 events are those of lesser consequence.
d Loss of primary containment is the number of unplanned or uncontrolled releases of oil, gas, or other hazardous materials from a tank, vessel, pipe, railcar or other equipment used for containment or transfer. Figures for 2014 to 2016 include increased reporting due to the introduction of enhanced automated monitoring for remote sites in our US Lower 48 business. Using a like-for-like approach with previous years’ reporting, our LOPC figure is 233 (2015 208, 2014 246).
e Oil spills are defined as any liquid hydrocarbon release of more than, or equal to, one barrel (159 litres, equivalent to 42 US gallons).
f We provide data on GHG emissions material to our businesses on a carbon dioxide-equivalent basis. This includes CO₂ and methane for direct emissions. This encompasses all BP’s consolidated entities as well as our share of equity-accounted entities other than BP’s share of TNK-BP and Rosneft for the relevant periods.
g The reported 2015 figure has been amended from 45.0.
h The reported 2014 figure has been amended from 48.6.
i The reported 2015 figure has been amended from 48.9.
j Indirect emissions are associated with the purchase of electricity, heat, steam or cooling into our operations.
k This measure reflects actions taken by our businesses that reduce their GHG emissions. See Pursuing efficient operations.
l The reported 2014 figure has been amended from 31.9.
m The reported 2015 figure has been amended from 32.4.
n We report the total hydrocarbons flared from our upstream operations.
o Based on BP’s total reported production of natural gas, natural gas liquids and refinery throughputs.
p Based on BP’s total ethanol production and wind generating capacity. The 2016 figure decreased due to lower sugar cane yields and the divestment of our stake in a wind farm.
q This includes dividends paid in cash and scrip dividends.
r Data for freshwater consumption and percentage of withdrawal was not reported in 2012 and water consumption intensity data was not reported in 2012 and 2013.
s Environmental expenditure was substantially higher in previous years due to environmental and spill response costs relating to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
t The increase in 2016 is primarily due to a fine received by BP West Coast Products, LLC. For further information see page 267 of BP’s Annual Report and Form 20-F 2016.
u Includes employees who are group leaders, senior level leaders or in other management positions.
v This excludes our share of those employed by joint operations in legal entities.
w These figures relate to non-retail employees only. In 2016 voluntary turnover (resignations and retirements) was 4%.
x Any employee, contractor or other third party can contact our confidential helpline, OpenTalk.
y This excludes dismissals of staff employed at our retail service stations.
z In 2012 this data included employee and contractor dismissals. From 2013 this figure includes employee dismissals only.

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