As a multi-national company we want our workforce to represent the societies in which we operate. So we work to attract, motivate, develop and retain the best talent from communities around the globe. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion (D&I) enables us to be creative, competitive and thrive in our environment, as we deliver safe and reliable energy the world needs now and in the future.
We believe that success comes from the energy of our people. We currently have over 80,000 employees working in 80 countries across the globe; we employ around 20,000 people in Upstream and over 50,000 in Downstream. In addition, our global activities support thousands of other contractors and joint venture staff.
The better our people, the better we are. D&I is a key component in our continued growth and success. We respect individual differences and we value the contribution of each employee to make their team and the business more effective. In a recent survey, 74% of our employees believed that managers seek out diverse views from their teams.
We have set out what we believe to be best practice in our group D&I ambition, with business leaders being accountable to progress diversity and inclusion with the ambition to achieve the following goal: