Aim 20 focuses specifically on developing a more sustainable supply chain and bp wants to work with suppliers who strive for sustainability in their supply chain.
We plan to work with key suppliers to embed sustainable practices, focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the circularity of what we buy. We have already made progress, such as initiating collaborative sessions with key suppliers to identify opportunities to jointly improve sustainability, and plan to advance these ideas further in 2021 and beyond.
We believe developing capabilities in sustainability is critical for the journey. We intend to do this by setting up sustainable development programmes for both our staff and suppliers. These programmes will help us collectively develop sustainability skills, leverage innovation opportunities, share good practice and learn from each other.
We intend to collaborate more with our suppliers to generate ideas to make our supply chains more sustainable.
Castrol AsPac has a CO2 intensive, roadbased transport operation, moving product from manufacturing plant to warehouse and warehouse on to our customers. Following an extensive review of the operations, the logistics purchasing team identified opportunities with a new supplier, to migrate a significant amount of product movement from road to waterways in China and road to rail in Australia. This change will lead to an annual CO2 emission reduction of approximately 4.8kT in China and 1.5kT in Australia in the Castrol supply chain.
bp currently has an extensive local supplier diversity programme in the US. We are expanding these initiatives globally, starting with a launch in the UK.
Our sustainability frame underpins our strategy and puts our purpose into action and we have set aims and objectives for our focus areas
Our aim is to work with suppliers who strive for sustainability in their supply chain, and innovation and excellence in their delivery
As a part of the US Diversity and Inclusion Framework for Action, bp has a clear ambition to increase supplier diversity across its business operations