BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies with operations in almost 80 countries. BP delivers energy products and services to people around the world, providing customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. In renewable energy, BP’s activities are focused on biofuels and wind.
BP supports several multiyear research programmes with universities and research institutions around the world on subjects ranging from reservoir fluid flow to advanced materials.
The Carbon Mitigation Initiative at Princeton University has been supported by BP since its inception in 2000 and brings together the world's best scientists and policy research with the energy industry to better understand climate and energy science, technology, and policy.
The research program has already had major impact on the world's understanding and policy setting around climate change as well as influencing the development of BP's low carbon technologies and business.
Ford Motor Company was a sponsor of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative from 2000 to 2009. Ford Motor Company designs, develops, manufactures, and services cars and trucks worldwide. As a founding member of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative at Princeton University, Ford was engaged in the study of fundamental scientific, environmental and technical issues related to carbon management.