In preparing this report, we met with around 100 different organizations including investors, non-governmental organizations and business partners, who collectively represent some of our main stakeholder groups.
We prioritize the issues according to how important they are to our stakeholders and how they could impact BP’s ability to deliver its strategy.
We validate this with representatives from our group risk, environment, human rights and society, government and political affairs, upstream, downstream, policy and technology teams, as well as our board-level safety, ethics and environment assurance committee.
Our material issues tend to be relatively consistent year to year. Carbon capture, use and storage, as well as diversity and inclusion, were issues that gained greater prominence in 2018.
We include issues in our Sustainability Report if we assess them as being of high or medium importance in terms of stakeholder interest and potential business impact.