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Sustainability is a foundation of our strategy. We believe creating value for our stakeholders more widely – for society, our employees and our shareholders – is key to the long-term resilience and value of our business
bp’s sustainability frame

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

Our sustainability frame


Our sustainability frame underpins our strategy and puts our purpose into action. It takes an integrated approach while focusing on the areas where we believe we can make the most difference

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
  • 5 aims to care for our planet
  • 5 aims to improve people's lives.

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.

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 

2020 highlights

Our combined Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, covered by aim 1, decreased by 16% from 54.4 MteCO2e in 2019 to 45.5 MteCO2e in 2020. 
Improved safety performance, with fewer tier 1 and tier 2 process safety events and a reduction in recordable injury frequency, compared to 2019. 
Continued to grow in solar through Lightsource bp.  
Announced our strategic partnership with Microsoft to further digital transformation in energy systems. 
Published an updated business and human rights policy
Announced a new position on biodiversity – which includes the aim for new projects in scope to achieve a net positive impact on biodiversity.  
Launched a new aim to become water positive by 2035 – by replenishing more freshwater than we consume in our operations.