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BP MS 150: fighting multiple sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive neurological disease which affects more than 2.5 million people worldwide, mostly between the ages of 20 and 50. There is no known cure and the cause is still unknown. Vital work is being carried out to help people who live with the challenges of MS, and we are proud to make a small contribution to this effort. The BP MS 150 is a grueling 180-mile (290 km), two-day cycle ride from Houston to Austin in Texas which is organized each year by the US National MS Society to raise money to help people with MS.

Inspired by our North American colleagues, who have participated in this event for many years, we have made this one of our global charitable initiatives since 2014 by entering a team of 100 cyclists. Our team of cyclists is self-funded and draws on the help of all our people globally to achieve its fund-raising target. Since 2014, we have raised close to US$1m for the US and other national societies.


Our corporate responsibility program

Pro bono

We encourage our people to use their legal knowledge on a pro bono basis to help people in the communities where we live and work, who otherwise lack access to the services we offer.

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Volunteering

We encourage our people to take an active role in society, using their skills to help disadvantaged or vulnerable people in our local communities.

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Fundraising

We support a number of charities through fundraising activities, or simply by making a donation.

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Sustainability

We recognize we have a responsibility to address the environmental issues that jeopardize the earth’s ecosystems and the future of our communities.

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Our global corporate responsibility initiatives

Nelson Mandela Foundation

Our current global charitable initiative is in support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

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BP MS 150

Inspired by our North American colleagues, who have participated in this event for many years, we have made this one of our global charitable initiatives since 2014 by entering a team of 100 cyclists.

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Movember

The annual Movember fundraiser is another opportunity for us to give back .

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