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Local workers and suppliers

Whenever possible, we try to recruit our workforce from the community or country in which we’re based. In some places, governments require this, but it’s our approach wherever we work because we believe it benefits both local communities and bp

Local knowledge is invaluable and we try to support local workers with capability development programmes. We’ve done this around the world over the past few years. In the West Nile Delta, we provided training on vocational skills and health and safety standards for local people. We reached more than 2,000 people by the end of 2019.


In Tangguh, through internships and apprenticeships, we’re aiming for an 85% Papuan workforce by 2029. We’re also helping local people to establish businesses. In Senegal we’ve helped local businesses to meet our high standards for suppliers. We’ve applied a due diligence process to assess supplier track record, which helps them identify ways of strengthening their alignment with international standards.?The outcome in 2019 was that more local companies conform to international standards and some have become bp suppliers since 2006.

Nationals employed by bp in 2019