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Reporting standards

bp uses international reporting guidelines from GRI and IPIECA to report its?sustainability performance and is a signatory to the UN Global Compact

Global Reporting Initiative

We report in accordance with the core option of the Global Reporting Initiative standards.

The Global Reporting Initiative provides a framework against which all types of organizations can track and report their economic, environmental and social performance. This standardized approach allows for greater transparency and accountability, as well as benchmarking against previous years’ and peer companies’ performance.


bp draws on the IPIECA/API/IOGP sector-specific sustainability reporting guidance for the oil and gas industry.


The third edition Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting, jointly produced by the two international oil and gas industry associations, IPIECA and IOGP, and the American Petroleum Institute, represents an industry consensus on the most prevalent sustainability issues and indicators for the oil and gas sector. bp played a strong role in its development.


UN Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is an initiative for businesses that aims to align their operations and strategies with 10 principles in human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.