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.

Dark Secrets Leaking From BP Headquarters As Oil Fills Gulf

As the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico begins to reach biblical proportions, with no end in sight, people are struggling to…
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Is It Ethical For BP To Buy Oil-Spill-Related Google Search Terms?

Do me a favor before you read the rest of this post. Type in the search terms “oil spill” in either Google, Yahoo…

Insurance Rates up 50% for Oil Companies – Thanks BP!

The oil spill is Bad News with a capital “B” for enviros, even those of us who lean toward the critically optimistic approach…
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Best PR Strategy For BP Is To Take Its Lumps

Last week I wrote about the fake BP Twitter account, @BPGlobalPR which contains posts such as, “ANNOUNCEMENT: No one is allowed to look…
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Exxon Shareholders Call for Risk Disclosure on Canadian Oil Sands

Given the current horrifying disaster in the Gulf, it is quickly becoming fashionable to highlight alternative means of extracting oil. As we all…
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How Can a Company Shape Its Social Media Message?

Any company can have problems shaping its social media message. However, a company in the midst of a public relations crisis has a…
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Nature Conservatory Stands By Corporate Partnerships, Including With BP

Mark Tercek, The Nature Conservancy’s president and CEO, defended the environmental group’s past relationship with oil company BP in an online chat today…

BP Sued Over Endangered Species Harm But Will Anyone Collect?

Experience shows that collecting damages from a company of this size is easier said than done.
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Consumers Know: Where They Spend Their Money Matters

With many people calling for a boycott of BP for its lack of effective action in last month’s oil spill disaster, it is…
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BP: The Gulf Between Image and Reality

By Wood Turner for Climate Counts. The devastating and escalating events in the Gulf of Mexico underscore an amazing collection of problems: reliance…
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Is Obama Administration and BP Covering Up Size of Oil Spill?

Last week, Obama criticized the executives of BP America, Transocean and Halliburton for blaming each other doing a congressional hearing. “I did not…
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BP’s Long History Of Greenwashing and Accidents

British Petroleum quit the Global Climate Coalition, the climate change denial group funded by the oil industry, in 1998, thus beginning its green…
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The Human Side of the Spill

It’s been the continuity of the fishing business and the return of tourists, to New Orleans and other destinations along the Gulf Coast…
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How BP Money Spent on Lobbying and Campaign Contributions Pays Off

The company that markets itself as Beyond Petroleum (BP) spent $16 million in 2009 lobbying Congress and the federal government, and spent $3.5…
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What Will the Economic Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Spill Be?

By Ali Chase for the NRDC As the country watches the oil slick licking the Gulf’s shores in horror, residents are looking at…