Magazine article New Zealand Management

Staff Fuel Savings at BP

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Staff Fuel Savings at BP

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Staff involvement has been a key part of BP's response to Target 10%. "It's easy to impose directives from the top," says CEO Peter Griffiths, "but staff have to implement the changes. They need to understand the issue and be educated in ways they can help so they can take ownership of savings."

BP's approach has produced a number of extra energy saving ideas to add to the obvious measures such as changing air conditioning run times and temperature settings, removing non-essential lights and reducing cooling in service stations by 1 to 1.5[degrees]C.

"For instance, staff suggested we could cut off one of the pumps serving the fuelling hydrant at Auckland Airport. It means a small drop in pressure but with the decline in airline traffic we can cope. It's the sort of idea you can only get from people who run the systems and know how they work."

Like many businesses, BP finds there are certain things it cannot do--like turn off the lights at night in its service stations. …

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