BP New Zealand has over 210 service stations throughout New Zealand and employs directly over 2000 people. BP New Zealand operates BP Connect stores and Wild Bean Cafes throughout the country.

“BP strives to be a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a great employer. We have operated in New Zealand since 1946 and we continue to invest heavily in our assets, our infrastructure, our people and the community.”5

“The British Petroleum Company of New Zealand was established in 1946. It was 51% owned by the New Zealand Government and 49% by Anglo-Iranian Oil. In 1955 the New Zealand Government sold their shares in British Petroleum to the company and in 1957 the name was changed to bp Oil New Zealand Ltd.”

Source: www.bp.com/en_nz/new-zealand/home/who-we-are/bp-in-new-zealand

Woke Rating

BP NZ is not woke, whereas BP Global is woke.

Woke Summary

  • Virtue Signalling – no evidence of virtue signalling in NZ. Virtue Signalling taking place in BP Global.
  • Abortion – no evidence of being pro-abortion.
  • Critical Race Theory – no evidence of CRT in BP NZ.
  • Gender Ideology & LGBTQ – plenty of support for Gender Ideology on BP’s global site and social media, but no mention by BP NZ.
  • Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) – committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at a global level.
  • Climate Change – committed to Net-Zero targets. A carbon component was added to the price of bp fuel, as required by NZ law.

Woke Policies

Gender Ideology & LGBTQ+

Plenty of LGBTQ+ “marketing” on BP’s global websites and social media platforms…

“We’re proud to be a business where everyone can be themselves, regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. We want to be a great place to work for everyone including our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and other (LGBTQ+) employees.”

Source: www.bp.com/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/

#IStandWithTrans campaign:

Climate Change

“Our ambition is to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner and to help the world get to net zero.” www.bp.com/sustainability

A carbon component was added to the price of bp fuel to meet the industry’s requirements under the ETS in 2010.

Under the law, many businesses are required to surrender emissions units (sometimes called carbon credits) to the Government to cover the CO₂ equivalent emissions (often referred to as carbon emissions). The quantity is calculated using a formula set in regulations.

Source: www.bp.com/facts-about-fuel-pricing

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

“Amongst the great work we are doing in diversity, equity and inclusion, we have been really focusing on improving social mobility.” Source: www.bp.com/kerry-dryburgh-international-womens-day-speaker-showcase.html

Positive Policies & Activities

BP supports a number of community organisations in New Zealand, including:

  • Surf Life Saving NZ
  • The Young Enterprise Trust
  • The Pink Caravan (Breast Cancer Foundation)
  • Heart Kids NZ 

Source: www.bp.com/en_nz/new-zealand/home/community

Safe Driving initiatives www.bp.com/en_nz/new-zealand/home/community/safe-driving

Note – This page was updated as of 20th May 2024. Please contact us if you’ve discovered other relevant information about BP or other businesses pushing woke agendas. You should also contact us if you discover some positively woke-free businesses.

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