Our commitment to diverse partnerships

We are committed to partnering with diverse suppliers and aim to increase our annual expenditure with diverse suppliers, including female, and underrepresented or minority groups, to $1 billion by 2025.

What we look for in our partners

We welcome interest from businesses that share our commitment and belief in the power of diversity, who work in a collaborative way and bring innovative thinking that can help achieve our goals.

Diversity in structure

51% or more owned and operated by an individual or group that's part of a traditionally underrepresented or underserved group.

Recognition

Certification and recognition of diversity achievements and programmes through industry bodies and diversity champions.

Capability and safety

We’re serious about our commitment to ensuring our people are safe, respected and cared for. Every bp employee is important to us. Every person in every role is responsible for making a difference to our local customer base, our local community and our company.

Equality and transparency

Publication of gender balance and pay gap information, including percentage of women in board and management roles.

Demonstration

Published diversity strategy and target spend on goods and services provided by first-tier diverse suppliers.

Validation

Smaller, diverse companies bring new ideas, fresh perspectives, and unique capabilities. We are working with suppliers who have had their diversity credentials validated via the bp diverse supplier portal.

Meet some of our partners

Pacific Rim Capital Inc.

We’re proud to partner with North America’s largest independent lessor, and National Minority Supplier Diversity Council certified, minority-owned business Pacific Rim Capital.

“bp has opened up a whole new market for us. Our contract with the Whiting Refinery has allowed us to lease a more complex range of equipment, and we are now leasing assets in the oil field.”

Marc Mills, president and CEO, Pacific Rim Capital

HENECO Engineering

Houston-based engineering firm HENECO supports bp’s Gulf of Mexico business, our partnership is helping accelerate their expansion and support our diverse supplier capabilities.

“Our partnership with a recognized energy leader has truly elevated the industry visibility of HENECO and has given us opportunities to showcase our technical capabilities on a global scale”

Alex Dawotola, CEO, HENECO

FAQ'S

Frequently asked questions about partnerships with bp

We have a clear aim for greater diversity, equity and inclusion for our workforce and customers, and to increase supplier diversity spend to $1 billion. We are working to develop our 2025 and 2030 diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) ambition and goals for gender and racial diversity, and will publish those in 2022. We have included some of our targets, aims and employee diversity statistics in key areas, in our aim 14 document about greater equity.

We have set a clear ambition to increase supplier diversity across the company, linking directly to bp’s wider ambition on responsible business and improving people’s lives in the communities where we work. Supplier diversity helps us build a stronger, better, more competitive company, and aligns with changing demographics in the geogrpahies in which we work.
We are developing our supplier diversity program, working to define measurable criteria for partners in different regions. We define diverse as:
A for-profit business that is at least 51% owned, operated, managed and controlled by a person or people who are either who have one of the following designations and in the US are certified by an recognised organization.
Designations: Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) ​​
Minority group members are United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American​

Woman Business Enterprise (WBE)​

Veteran Owned Business (VOBs)​

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT)​

Disability​

Small Business Administration*​​

HubZone​​
Service Disabled (SD)​​
8a Small Business ​​
Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)​​
Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)​

Certifying organization:

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)​
Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)​​
WE Connect International ​
National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC)​
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)​
Disability: IN​
Small Business Administration​​

*any SBA designation is NOT counted toward FFA/BDR ​

We look for diverse partners and suppliers who are certified by one of the following bodies in the US - or an equivalent in the market in which they operate.

Certifying organization:

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)​
Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)​​
WE Connect International ​
National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC)​
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)​
Disability: IN​
Small Business Administration​​

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Creating a profile in the bp diverse supplier portal provides our procurement leaders and buyers easy access to your company's profile and improved market intelligence analysis in your commodity. The new portal has an intuitive interface design to make it easy to use.