We support efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of consumer packaging.
As a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC), we support efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of consumer packaging – both BP-branded and non-BP-branded – across our supply chain. Our APC action plan is based on the covenant's goals and key performance indicators. It also focuses on design, recycling and product stewardship.
Sustainable packaging guidelines
We review all current and future BP-branded packaging against the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines. A formal review process involving internal and external stakeholders has been developed. Through this process opportunities to improve the sustainability of BP packaging may be identified and included in subsequent amendments to our action plan.
As part of our commitment to the covenant and action plan we have:
- completed a sustainable packaging assessment and implemented a number of initiatives to minimise the impact of packaging including, bleach-free napkins and bags, and wooden coffee stirrers
- trialled recycling initiatives at service stations to reduce landfill waste
- increased the recycled content of our stationery
- established print standards such as using vegetable dyes and recycled paper
Packaging award winner
In 2012 we received an APC High-achiever Award in the 'Transport, fuel and tobacco' category for our annual report to the Australian Packaging Covenant. As a signatory to the APC we have to submit an annual report on our activities and progress.