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Governance and transparency

We are committed to conducting our business in an ethical, transparent way, using our values and code of conduct to guide us.

We expect our employees, our contractors and their employees, to treat others with respect, fairness and dignity. Our code of conduct sets clear expectations for how we work at bp. If those expectations are not met, we take appropriate action.

We work with governments, non-governmental organizations and international organizations to foster good governance in countries where we operate, by improving transparency. bp believes in the importance of consultation and engagement with communities throughout the life cycle of project and operations. 


Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

We are a founding member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), which supports the disclosure of payments made to and received by governments in relation to oil, gas and mining activity.

As part of the EITI, we work with governments, non-governmental organizations and international agencies to improve the transparency of payments to governments.


In Senegal, we are officially members of the EITI National Committee Multi Sectorial Group. bp is one of the two representatives of the oil and gas companies operating in the country.

Environmental Social Impact Assessment (ESIA ) 

bp is committed to respecting the environment wherever we operate in the world.

We recognise the sensitivity of the Mauritania and Senegal marine and coastal ecosystems, as such the GTA Phase 1 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (“ESIA”) has been developed to assess and mitigate potential impacts.


As part of the ESIA process, we conducted extensive public consultation in both countries, enabling us to take into account comments from multiple stakeholders with a wide range of perspectives on environmental, social, local and national priorities. 

We have also committed to the development of a Biodiversity Action Plan. 


Read the GTA Phase 1 environmental impact study. 


The English versions of the ESIA volumes are translations of the original French texts and are for information purposes.