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Section 172 statement and workforce engagement

The Companies Act 2006 (CA2006) sets out a number of general duties which directors owe to the company. Legislation has been introduced to help shareholders better understand how directors have discharged their duty to promote the success of the company, while having regard to the matters set out in section 172(1)(a) to (f) of the CA2006 (s172 factors).


In 2021 the directors continued to exercise all their duties, while having regard to these and other factors as they reviewed and considered proposals from senior management and governed the company on behalf of its shareholders through the bp board.