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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

Hawaii Switches on 21MW Auwahi Wind Farm on Maui

Last week Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and BP Wind Energy launched the 21 megawatt (MW) Auwahi Wind Farm on the island of…

Sustainability Reporting and the Law: Practical Considerations for Avoiding Liability

With the steady rollout of corporate filings in 2012, the sustainability reporting movement remains strong. Social pressure and the desire to market green…

BP to Pay Record Fines for Deepwater Disaster

BP has reached an agreement with the federal government to accept criminal responsibility for the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and to pay…

ALEC Looking to Turn the Clock Back on Renewables

The Electricity Freedom Act is nothing more than a shameless attempt to repeal Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation in any and all of…

A Tale of Two Friedmans: CSR and Risk

Things have changed in 40 years and it makes little sense in 2012 to grumble about Milton Friedman’s treatise any longer. Acceptable corporate…

Eight Companies with Best-in-Class Employee Matching Gift Programs

Did you know that over 65% of Fortune 500 companies offer employee matching gift programs? Here are eight companies that offer best in…

BP Getting Deep Into Cellulosic Ethanol

BP took a step towards sustainability this month with the announcement of a major new commitment into alternative energy. This is not the…

Four Top Corporate Giving Programs

Did you know that thousands of companies offer corporate employee giving programs? These charitable programs are setup by corporations as a way to…

BP Agrees to Major Pollution Cuts at Tar Sands Refinery

Back in the waning days of the GW Bush administration, the EPA approved a permit issued by the State of Indiana, long known…

BP’s Cover-up of Previous Blowout Revealed

We have breaking news today on the oil industry . Ecowatch.org claims to have uncovered evidence of a Deepwater Horizon-type blowout of a…

Social Media: A New Tactic for Corporate Sustainability?

Companies are increasingly using social media as a tactic for corporate social responsibility and sustainability communications.