Chemicals arm shows BP Group the way on environment reporting

BP Chemicals' second annual environmental report shows that it is improving its performance on some, but not all, parameters. The quantitative presentations in the report are to be extended to other BP activities next year as a result of feedback from environmental groups and local communities.

In May, BP Chemicals joined a small group of chemical companies - including ICI, Monsanto and Dow Chemical - which have begun publishing regular reports on their environmental performance.

BP Chemicals' report contained baseline data on releases of some 200 chemicals to air, land and water from the company's ten largest sites in 1990. It also contained targets to reduce hydrocarbon emissions to air by 50% and discharges to water by two-th

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