IN its response to the coronavirus crisis, BP has said that it will ensure supplies of energy, fuel, and petrochemicals are uninterrupted, while supporting the call to limit the spread of COVID-19.
It said that all employees who can are working from home and that processes are in place to protect those working on critical operations, such as restricting contact between teams. Business continuity plans are in place at every operating site, from offshore platforms to petrochemical facilities, to ensure that energy and fuel can still be provided to customers.
BP has also donated US$2m to the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund – which provides critical aid and supplies to medical professionals and patients worldwide – and is also providing free fuel to emergency vehicles in the UK.
Bernard Looney, BP Chief Executive, said: “COVID-19 is a global challenge that can only be met by countries, communities and companies working together. None of us can do it alone, but each and every one of us must do our part.
“We’re proud to be working with the WHO in support of the heroic efforts of our frontline healthcare workers. We owe it to them to do everything we can to make sure they have what they need to test and treat the ill and to protect themselves in the process.”
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