We work together with governments and communities to contribute to sustainable growth, create jobs and invest in people.
BP India’s approach to social investment
At BP we strongly believe in building long term and sustainable partnerships with the communities around us. We aim to make a positive difference, wherever we do business. Social investment is one of the many ways in which we contribute to communities around us. Seeking to align with the national development agenda and business objectives, the BP India social investment strategy aims to create value through:
- Skills: creating access to skills development opportunities to ensure improved quality of life; skills to build a safer and globally competitive workforce.
- Safer mobility: safety in mobility solutions with a considered focus on reducing accidents, injuries and loss of life on roads in India.
- Energy transition: strengthening the role of energy in achieving sustainable growth; addressing climate change and the need for access to energy for the citizens of the country.
Executing the strategy
Ongoing community investments include:
- BP India partnered with Synergie Institute of Trade, Commerce and Industry (Synergie) to build a comprehensive outcome - oriented road safety course curriculum targeted at primary, secondary and senior secondary school children across India.
- In an attempt to identify the key challenges in India around ‘Development and Sustainability’, particularly in the energy space, and to design high-quality solutions to these challenges in an independent, non-partisan manner, BP India is partnering with Brookings India to develop a comprehensive research programme.
- We partner with Door Step School to create math and science labs to make learning attractive enough to draw children from low income families into formal education for the first time and improve the attendance and commitment of those students already enrolled.
- In partnership with skills training organizations Social Empowerment and Economic Development Society (SEEDS) & ILFS Skills, BP India adapted and incorporated the safety skills training module earlier developed in Gujarat by International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (ICECD) into the approved vocational training programs of India’s National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). A total of 13,000 students in 11 states in India received this training over 2017 and 2018. The aim of NSDC’s vocational training programs is to help meet the skilled workforce requirements of India’s manufacturing, engineering and construction sectors.
- To ensure the sustainability of the safety training module into the future, we partnered with SEEDS and ILFS Skills to conduct an intensive training to embed safety skilling training for Master Trainers across the Capital Goods Sector Skill Council of the NSDC. This has the potential to impact ~ 50,000 trainees across India annually.
- In addition, we also contribute to CSR activities implemented by our joint venture partner Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) around their project area on the east coast of India.
Our Castrol operations in India continue to build deep, enduring relationships with key stakeholders in the mobility sector through programmes for holistic development of truck drivers in India and upskilling of two-wheeler technicians in the unorganised sector.
Safety, a value and an industry need
NR Management Consultants conducted a study on behalf of BP to understand the safety skills among base level manpower in the Indian oil and gas industry in 2014. The study is a result of inputs received from a variety of stakeholders from the industry. This study was aimed at improving the safety skills among the base level manpower with the hope that it would serve as an important reference document in considering possible interventions for the development of a cadre of adequately trained base level manpower for the oil and gas industry in India.