BP: CSR & Sustainability News

BP (LSE: BP, NYSE: BP) is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest energy company and fourth-largest company in the world measured by 2011 revenues and is one of the six oil and gas “supermajors”. It is vertically integrated and operates in all areas of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading. It also has renewable energy activities in biofuels and wind power.

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Fossil Fuel Climate Deception Spans Three Decades

A new report reveals that fossil fuel companies began working actively to derail conversations around climate change as early as 1981 -- seven…
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Majority of BP Shareholders Vote For Climate Change Resolution

An overwhelming majority (98 percent) of shareholders voted for a resolution on climate change at a BP annual general meeting held on April…
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Pressure Builds on Holdouts as More Companies Ditch ALEC

SourceWatch lists a total of over 100 companies and nonprofits that have now withdrawn from the American Legislative Exchange Council, commonly known as…
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BP Says ‘Bye-Bye’ to Conservative Group ALEC

Oil and gas giant BP is the latest company to leave the American Legislative Exchange Council, the conservative group better known as ALEC.
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BP: Put A Price on Carbon, Let The Market Cut Emissions

One of the world’s six major oil and gas companies supports a global price on carbon – and no, this is not an…
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Tate Gallery Forced to Disclose Amount of BP Sponsorship

The Tate Gallery in London was ordered by a court to disclose the amount of money the museum received from BP between 1990…
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BP: Back in the Picture

Elaine Cohen recently navigated to BP's sustainability and reporting site after several years of not paying close attention. The corporate social responsibility expert…
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Highlights From the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

Poking around the exhibit hall at the 2015 World Future Energy Summit, one of the key elements of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, there…
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BP Op-Ed: Gulf Impacts Not So Bad!

BP is in hot water for publishing an "op/ed" from senior vice president of U.S. communications and external affairs, Geoff Morrell.
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Former BP CEO Makes the Business Case for LGBT Equality

A few years before Tony Hayward resigned as head of BP after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the…
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Survey: In the ‘Mainstreaming’ CSR Era, Unilever Rules (And Polman is the King)

Unilever is leading the CSR pack in a new survey by Globescan & SustainAbility. But how much longer will they last at No.…
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BP Research Shows Global Emissions Will Jump 29 Percent By 2035

BP released its fourth annual BP Energy Outlook which predicts that global carbon dioxide emissions from energy use will increase by 29 percent…
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Shell and BP Halt Opposition to Renewable Fuel Standard

The renewable fuel standard (RFS), legally requires that gasoline producers include a minimum percentage of ethanol in every gallon sold, an amount that…
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Four Companies with Unique Employee Giving Programs

Since grant-matching and time off to volunteer have become commonplace, many companies are raising the bar with unique programs to inspire employees.
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BP and Sempra Unleash Two New U.S. Wind Farms

BP and Sempra flipped the switch on two new wind farms in Pennsylvania and Kansas at a cost of over $1 billion.