SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SPECIALIZED DISCLOSURE REPORT
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
England & Wales
(Jurisdiction of incorporation)
Commission file number
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4PD
(Address of principal executive offices)
Dr. Brian Gilvary
Tel +44 (0) 20 7496 4000
(Name and telephone number, including area code, of the person to contact in connection with this report)
Check the appropriate box to indicate the rule pursuant to which this form is being filed, and provide the period to which the information in this form applies:
Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1 to December 31, 2018.
Section 1—Conflict Minerals Disclosure
Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report
This is the Form SD of BP p.l.c. for the calendar year 2018. Certain terms in this report are defined in Rule 13p-1.
In accordance with Rule 13p-1, BP undertook enquiries to determine whether there was reason to believe that any “conflict minerals” that are necessary to the functionality or production of its products originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) or an adjoining country (together with the DRC, the “Covered Countries”). Conflict minerals are defined in Section 1502(e)(4) of the Act as columbite-tantalite, also known as coltan (the metal ore from which tantalum is extracted); cassiterite (the metal ore from which tin is extracted); gold; wolframite (the metal ore from which tungsten is extracted) or their derivatives.
Description of process followed including Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (‘RCOI’)
BP has implemented a conflict minerals compliance plan that is intended to ensure compliance with Rule 13p-1. BP has undertaken the following steps:
Utilised existing embedded internal processes to ensure continued compliance with Rule 13p-1 for current and future reporting periods.
Carried out a group wide review of BP’s products including a review of product databases which provide details of the composition of BP’s end products, in order to identify any that contain conflict minerals. The outcome of this review was that a conflict mineral was detected in an additive that was used in two of our lubricants products in 2018.
BP reviewed the conflict mineral supplier’s website and other publicly available information and believes that it can continue to rely on the conflict mineral supplier’s confirmation posted on its website that confirmed that none of its products contain conflict minerals that come from the Covered Countries.
Results of BP’s Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry
Based on its RCOI, BP has no reason to believe its necessary conflict minerals may have originated in the Covered Countries for products manufactured in the calendar year 2018.
The information in this report is also available on the BP website at bp.com/humanrights.
Item 2.01 Exhibits
Based on the above no Conflict Minerals Report is required.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the duly authorized undersigned.
/s/ Dr. Brian Gilvary 30 May 2019
Dr. Brian Gilvary
Chief Financial Officer