BP response to Chris Avery's rejoinder
BP does not use corporate funds or resources to support any political candidate or party, but the company recognizes the legal rights of employees to participate in the political process. Like most companies in the United States, BP provides a forum for employees to pool their money and support a variety of candidates across the political spectrum. The BP Employee PAC evaluates candidates based on their support of policies that encourage a fair and reasonable business environment for the energy industry.
BP’s commitment to human rights is steadfast and the company’s position on climate change is well-known. We have long believed that climate change is an important challenge justifying global action and have called for an economy-wide price on carbon. We support a stable, orderly transition to a lower-carbon future and are active participants in the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) that aims to catalyze meaningful action on this challenge.