Building business skills
We run a range of programmes to develop local supply chains and build the skills of businesses in places where we work. These range from financing to sharing global standards and practice in areas such as health and safety. These benefits local companies by empowering them to reach the standards needed to supply us and other clients. At the same time, BP benefits from the local sourcing of goods and services. We also support microfinance in some locations.
Building local business skills around the world
BP supports training and education programmes aimed at helping local oil and gas industries grow and become more self-sufficient
Re-earning and keeping the trust of society by operating safely and responsibly is the only way we can fulfil our purpose of creating sustainable shareholder value
Safety and operational risk
We have introduced a more powerful safety and operational risk (S&OR) function deploying its representatives to operating businesses to guide and if needed intervene in technical activities. The function operates independently of the group’s businesses and is represented on BP’s most senior executive team. S&OR will monitor operations with the aim of ensuring they comply with BP’s operating management system – our group-wide system that provides a consistent and systematic approach to safety, risk management and operational integrity.