BP (British Petroleum) is on the Cruelty Free Investing use of animals list due to its Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill which caused severe harm to ecosystems. In 2013 it was reported that dolphins and other marine life continued to die in record numbers with infant dolphins dying at six times the normal rate, and half the dolphins examined in a December 2013 study were seriously ill or dying.
BP Plc operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. It operates through two segments: Upstream and Downstream. The Upstream segment engages in the oil and natural gas exploration, field development, and production; midstream transportation, and storage and processing; and marketing and trade of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas, and power and natural gas liquids. It also owns and manages crude oil and natural gas pipelines; processing facilities and export terminals; and LNG processing facilities and transportation, as well as NGL extraction business. The Downstream segment refines, manufactures, markets, transports, supplies, and trades in crude oil, petroleum, and petrochemicals products and related services to wholesale and retail customers. BP was founded by William Knox D’Arcy on April 14, 1908 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. [Source: MarketWatch]