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Over the past few years we have introduced new ways of working and innovative office environments that enable many of BP’s office-based staff to work together efficiently and effectively. At the same time, we try to make sure that our offices have a low impact on the environment through their lifespan
The way we use our buildings and manage resources such as energy, water and other raw materials day-to-day, and the way we construct, fit-out, refit and ultimately decommission them, can have an impact on issues such as climate change or deforestation.
Our position is clear: BP offices have an impact on the environment – so it follows that if we use them in a more sustainable way we can minimize this impact. If we make wise procurement choices, use our resources efficiently and dispose of our waste responsibly, we can reduce our environmental impact, save money and contribute to the communities around us.
Sustainability in action
Sustainability in action is one of the driving values of our Global Property Management & Services (GPM&S) team. It’s an approach that involves thinking about the commercial, environmental and social consequences of the decision we make at every stage of the lifecycle of our buildings: from real estate acquisition through design and construction to facility management and ultimately disposal and relocation.
Sustainability in action today
A redevelopment project in Bochum, Germany includes sustainability objectives in the basic terms, while in London developers of the new building for the BP trading team were asked to provide information on its energy and water efficiency, access to public transport and recycling capacity. Recent green refurbishments include our new London corporate headquarters and the Sunbury business park in the UK, where 69,000 square metres of offices have been built with ongoing energy efficiency measures. The design brief for our new office block in Capetown, South Africa, also included both commercial and sustainability criteria.
Sustainability workshops have been run with project design and construction teams in the UK, mainland Europe and the US. Key performance indicators (KPIs) have been set to avoid pollution on-site, and improve the percentage of recycled content of materials procured, number of contractors with ISO14001 certification, percentage of total waste recycled and tonnes of un-required furniture donated. At the Bochum redevelopment site in Germany for example an estimated 44,760 tonnes of material will be recycled. Further KPIs are set for Green Office Initiatives when sites are up and running. These measure energy, waste, water, recycling and paper relating to individual sites.
Our Green Office Initiative (GOI) is a programme, designed and driven by BP employees, to reduce the environmental impact of our buildings and working practices. It started at a grass roots level: as an education programme and action plan created by a self-appointed team at our Melbourne, Australia office in 1998 and is still going today.
Green office in 2004
In 2004 there were 28 GOIs in place and 22 other environmental improvement programmes – in offices across 26 countries. Some notable achievements during the year included:
- A 29% reduction in energy consumption and a recycling rate of 52% at our Sunbury office complex in England
- The Baku office continued a partnership to recycle waste paper by supplying it to a local cardboard manufacturing company in Baku
- Reductions in energy and recycling above set targets at Britannic House, our largest office in central London
- Reuse, recycling or charitable donations of 83% of unwanted office furniture at our Breakspear Park buildings at Hemel Hempstead, UK
- New energy saving initiatives at BP’s Madrid office, resulting in a 16% reduction in CO2 emissions and cuts in water consumption
- TRIM – the ‘Toss, Recycle, and Information Manage’ process introduced at BP’s Calgary office; a way to reduce landfill waste generated during office moves and increase materials sent for reuse or recycling
The information on this page forms part of the information reviewed and reported on by Ernst & Young as part of BP's 2004 sustainability reporting.
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