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with the reality of the world in which they are operating. They want to build relationships on the basis of mutual advantage ? the needs of those who do business with them, and the needs of each community in which they operate. They aim to conduct their operations without accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environment. They apply their skills, technology, and know-how to the search for creative and constructive solutions. Their business policies are universal. Their commitment is to use these policies to raise their own standards. BP Amoco?s goal is to play a leading role in meeting these needs from oil, gas, solar power and petrochemicals without damaging the environment. Innovation will be the hallmark of the way they work with people, technology, assets, and

relationships. BP Amoco believe that their activities should generate economic benefits and opportunities and their conduct should be a source of positive influence. Their business policies focus on five areas ? ethical conduct; employees; relationships; health, safety and environment; control and finance. They are committed to respect the rule of law, develop employment practices, create mutual advantage in all relationships, demonstrate respect for the natural environment, and manage their financial performance. They expect that everybody who works for BP Amoco to take responsibility for living up to these commitments. Their measures of success are the extend to which they meet those commitments, the long-term value they create for their shareholders, the pride of their

employees in their accomplishments, the satisfaction of their customers and all those with whom BP Amoco do business, and the way communities judge their activities. BP AMOCO CHEMICALS BP Amoco?s main activities are exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing, supply and transportation; solar power and manufacturing and marketing of petrochemicals. BP Amoco Chemicals manufactures and markets wide ranges of petrochemicals, intermediates, plastics, and specialities. Each year they sell more than 25 million of petrochemicals, specialities and fabricated products worldwide, creating an annual turnover of $9,691 million in 1998. They operate large-scale manufacturing plants in the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Germany, Malaysia,

and Brazil. Thirteen joint-venture businesses in seven countries give a powerful platform for growth in Asia, including China, Singapore, South Korea and Malaysia. BP Amoco Chemicals holds leading positions in seven core products ? acetic acid, acrylonitrile, aromatics, purified terephthalic acid (PTA), alpha-olefins, purified isophthalic acid (PIA) and polypropylene. Some of their products are used internally as the raw materials for other downstream chemicals, others are sold to customers for use in application as diverse as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, detergents, packaging, wire and cable insulation, lubricants, textiles, agriculture and agrochemicals, electrical and electronic components, automotive parts, aerospace and aviation and in the building and construction industry.

One of the main factors in their success has been in developing and applying advanced technology to their manufacturing processes and BP Amoco Chemicals owns a number of proprietary technologies. Among these is Innovene, a gas phase manufacturing process for polyethylene. They also have leading-edge technology for the manufacture of polypropylene. Other includes Cativa, an iridium-based catalyst for acetic acid, naphthalene dicarboxylate (NDC), a chemical that makes polyesters stronger and more heat-resistant, and their acrylonitrile process, which is used in 95 percent of the world?s acrylonitrile manufacturing capacity. On February 17, 2000, BP Amoco Chemicals announced that they are studying options to debottleneck production at their purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at

Cooper River, South Carolina. BP Amoco is studying options for a new world-scale, 700,000 metric tonne PTA unit that could be brought on-stream by the end of 2003. (Northern Light, 2000) Everybody who works for BP Amoco Chemicals is responsible for getting health, safety, and the environment right. Good health, safety, and the environment performance and the health, safety and security of everyone who works for BP Amoco are critical to the success of their business. They are committed to respecting the rule of law, conducting their business with integrity, and showing respect for human dignity and the rights of the individual wherever they do business. They are also committed to respect the natural environment and work towards their goals without no accidents, no harm to people