BP strives to be a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a great employer. We have operated in New Zealand since 1946 and we continue to invest heavily in our assets, our infrastructure, our people and the community.
We believe in strong, enduring partnerships and we are unique because we have the opportunity to leverage the benefits of global experience whilst remaining a local New Zealand organisation. We currently operate more than 90 BP Connect stores and Wild Bean Cafes in New Zealand. We also have a national network of BP branded independent retailers, distributor partners, truckstops and a terminals and logistics operation. Our wider operations include a leading Castrol lubricants business and an aviation (Air BP) business. Many of our retail sites are owned and operated by Kiwi businesspeople and roughly 3,000 New Zealanders are employed across our wider operations. The key to our success in New Zealand is, and always will be, our people, our customers and the communities in which we operate.
Our values of safety, respect, excellence, courage and one team align explicitly with BP's code of conduct and translate into the responsible actions necessary for the work we do every day. Our values represent the qualities and actions we wish to see in BP, they guide the way we do business and the decisions we make.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who we are globally
BP is one of the world's leading integrated oil and gas companies, providing customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. BP operates in more than 70 countries and employs almost 80,000 people around the world. Read more.