Our new sustainability frame, which underpins our strategy, 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 ambition is supported by 20 aims. Aim 20 focuses specifically on developing a more sustainable supply chain and bp wants to work with suppliers who strive for sustainability in their supply chain.
We plan to work with key suppliers to embed sustainable practices, focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the circularity of what we buy. We have already made progress, such as initiating collaborative sessions with key suppliers to identify opportunities to jointly improve sustainability and plan to advance these ideas further in 2022 and beyond.
We intend to collaborate more with our suppliers to generate ideas to make our supply chains more sustainable.
bp Southern Africa aims to build enduring relationships with suppliers and communities where we operate. Suppliers are an integral part of fulfilling our strategic goals, which are amongst others:
bp Southern Africa’s procurement department supports the business to build integral relationships with preferred suppliers in each commodity to deliver the best value for bp while reducing risk and ensuring compliance with bp Southern Africa's requirements. Procurement is the only function with the sourcing and commitment authority to facilitate the procurement of goods and services on behalf of bp Southern Africa.
At bp Southern Africa we constantly review our supplier base and are always looking for new suppliers to help us achieve our goals of:
bp Southern Africa's procurement team manages South Africa’s non-hydrocarbon third-party spending for goods and services associated with the business operation and maintenance of its assets. bp Southern Africa's procurement team facilitates the purchase of goods and services for Retail, Terminals, Marketing, Technology, Capital works, Logistics, Legal, Human resources and Information technology.