Our values and code of conduct

BP values

As our business transforms itself in step with the world we serve, our five values provide a fixed point of reference for the way we operate and behave. They focus our peoples’ spirit of invention and purpose

Safety

Safety is good business. Everything we do relies upon the safety of our workforce and the communities around us. We care about the safe management of the environment. We are committed to safely delivering energy to the world.

Respect

We respect the world in which we operate. It begins with compliance with laws and regulations. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and behave in ways that earn the trust of others. We depend on the relationships we have and respect each other and those we work with. We value diversity of people and thought. We care about the consequences of our decisions, large and small, on those around us.

Excellence

We are in a hazardous business, and are committed to excellence through the systematic and disciplined management of our operations. We follow and uphold the rules and standards we set for our company. We commit to quality outcomes, have a thirst to learn, and to improve. If something is not right, we correct it.

Courage

What we do is rarely easy. Achieving the best outcomes often requires the courage to face difficulty, to speak up and stand by what we believe. We always strive to do the right thing. We explore new ways of thinking and are unafraid to ask for help. We are honest with ourselves, and actively seek feedback from others. We aim for an enduring legacy, despite the short term priorities of our world.

One Team

Whatever the strength of the individual, we will accomplish more together. We put the team ahead of our personal success and commit to building its capability. We trust each other to deliver on our respective obligations.

BP Code of Conduct

Our code of conduct is our guide to doing the right thing and explains how our values should guide our decisions

The BP Code of Conduct, updated in July 2014, is our guide to doing the right thing in business. It is founded on our values and clarifies the ethics and compliance expectations for everyone who works at BP. Our code reflects a principles-based approach, where rules are not stated explicitly and everyday business decisions will be guided by our values, with reference to other resources where relevant.

The main structure of the code remains the same, with sections covering health, safety and the environment; our people, our partners and suppliers, governments and communities; and protecting our assets. Each section contains key principles and expectations, and advice on where to find further information.

Having one set of values and behaviours and clear ethical expectations in our code of conduct helps us make choices in a consistent way, around the globe, in many different contexts. Each section of the code is clear for everyone – wherever they work.

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