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Sustainability at bp is about creating value by connecting the business opportunities of the energy transition with our aims and objectives for people, our planet and getting to net zero

Our net zero ambition

Our ambition is to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner and to help the world get to net zero.
E m b e d d i n g i n t o o u r D N A E n g a g i n g s t a k e h o l d e r s I m p ro v e p e op l e ' s l i v e s G e t t o n e t z e ro C a r e f o r o u r p l a n e t Our beliefs and foundations
Our sustainability frame underpins our strategy to become an integrated energy company and translates our purpose into action. It sets out aims in the areas where we believe we can make the biggest difference for bp, our stakeholders and society.

Our aims and objectives

We've set aims for each of our focus areas:


  • 10 aims to get bp to net zero and help the world get there too
  • five aims to improve people's lives
  • five aims to care for our planet.
Get to net zero

We’ve set five aims to get bp to net zero by 2050 or sooner and five aims to help the world get there too.

Our five people aims cover clean energy, a just energy transition and sustainable ‎livelihoods, respect for human rights, greater equity and enhanced wellbeing. ‎They focus on how we think bp can make the biggest difference.
Improve people's lives
Care for our planet

Our sustainability frame includes a focus on making a positive difference to the environment in which we operate. The scope of our care for our planet aims covers biodiversity, water management, nature-based solutions including those that reduce or remove carbon emissions, circularity and sustainable purchasing.

2021 sustainability highlights

Net zero operations


Reduction in absolute emissions against our 2019 baseline

Enhancing biodiversity

Net positive impact

Methodology developed

Net zero production


Reduction in absolute emissions against our 2019 baseline

More clean energy


Renewable energy equivalent developed to FID

City or region partnerships


Working in partnership with Houston, Aberbeen and the Valencia region in Spain

Low carbon investments


Up from around $750m in 2020

Transparency leader


Score received in CDP Climate 2021