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BP's Mission/Goal

The world�s need for energy is growing steadily day by day. Energy and materials, used safely and efficiently, are essential to the prosperity and growth of every country and every region in the world. Sustaining and enhancing our quality of life depends on them.

BP's goal is to play a leading role in meeting these needs from oil, gas, solar power and petrochemicals without damaging the environment.

Ours is a positive, progressive involvement. Innovation will be the hallmark of the way we work with people, technology, assets and relationships. We will always be constructive, using our know-how to produce constructive and creative solutions to every challenge.

Our success depends on our making, and being seen to make, a distinctive contribution to every activity in which we are involved.

Who We Are

BP is one of the largest integrated oil companies in the world, operating in 100 countries, on six continents, and serving 10 million customers every day throughout the world. For detailed information about our chemicals activities, select a business unit from the list below.

Our main activities are exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing, supply and transportation; solar power and manufacturing and marketing of petrochemicals.

Chemicals is one of the strategic businesses of BP, manufacturing and marketing a wide range of petrochemicals, intermediates, plastics and specialities. Each year we sell more than 25 million tons of petrochemicals, specialities and fabricated products world-wide, creating an annual turnover of $9,392 million in 1999.

We operate large-scale manufacturing plants in the US, the UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Malaysia and Brazil. Thirteen joint-venture businesses in seven countries give us a powerful platform for growth in Asia, including China, Singapore, South Korea and Malaysia.

BP holds leading positions in seven core products - acetic acid, acrylonitrile, aromatics, purified terephthalic acid (PTA), alpha-olefins, purified isophthalic acid (PIA) and polypropylene.

Some of our products are used internally as the raw materials for other downstream chemicals, others are sold to customers for use in applications as diverse as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, detergents, packaging, wire and cable insulation, cassette tapes, synthetic rubber, paints and coatings, adhesives, fuel additives and lubricants, textiles, agriculture and agrochemicals, electrical and electronic components, automotive parts, aerospace and aviation and in the building and construction industry.

Everyday you will use a product made with our chemicals.

Our technology

One of the main factors in our success has been in developing and applying advanced technology to our manufacturing processes and BP owns a number of proprietary technologies. Amongst these is Innovene, a gas phase manufacturing process for polyethylene. We also have leading-edge technology for the manufacture of polypropylene. Other breakthroughs include Cativa, an iridium-based catalyst for acetic acid, naphthalene dicarboxylate (NDC), a chemical that makes polyesters stronger and more heat-resistant, and our acrylonitrile process which is used in 95 per cent of the world's acrylonitrile manufacturing capacity.

Health, safety and the environment

Everybody who works for BP is responsible for getting HSE right. Good HSE performance and the health, safety and security of everyone who works for us are critical to the success of our business. Amongst other things, we are committed to respecting the rule of law, conducting our business with integrity, and showing respect for human dignity and the rights of the individual wherever we do business. We are also committed to demonstrating respect for the natural environment and work towards our goals of no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment.

BP and the community

We are actively involved in the community, on both local and national levels, in London where our headquarters is based and in the many countries in which we operate. While these activities are generally run for the benefit of the local community, there are also a number of national programs.

Meeting the demand for energy, which continues to grow, calls for a blend of outstanding human and technical skills, sophisticated global organization and genuinely two-way relationships with local communities, customers, contractors, partners, governments and employees.
News & Events
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