BP - Global business and human rights assessment

Indonesia, Canada and Brazil

Project overview

In August 2011 IDP completed a UN Guiding Principles gap analysis for BP to help the company reduce its human rights risk profile and enable it to achieve alignment with the UN Guiding Principles.

IDP role

  • Project managed team of legal and human rights specialists to undertake a global gap analysis of BP, plc’s governance and enterprise risk management systems against the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • Numerous interviews were undertaken with senior executives in the BP Head Office including at the Group Segment CEO, General Counsel and Functional leadership level
  • Interviews and site visits were also undertaken to review three key BP global operations including Tangguh LNG (West Papua Indonesia), Canadian oil sands (Alberta, Canada) and Brazilian biofuels (Brazil)
  • A comprehensive report was produced and the results and relate recommendations were presented to BP
  • BP featured the results of the report in the BP 2013 Sustainability Report.
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