The WPC's core value and purpose, as stated in the Articles of Association, centres on sustaining and improving the lives of people throughout the world.
The World Petroleum Council's (WPC) main purpose is to catalyse and facilitate dialogue amongst internal and external stakeholders aimed at seeking solutions to key technical, social, environmental and management challenges in global energy issues for the benefit of mankind. In doing so, the WPC will contribute towards sustainable growth.
The WPC does not take a position on the key issues facing oil and gas; but it provides a forum where the solutions to key challenges can be addressed.
Mission, Values and Principles
The WPC is the only organisation representing the global oil and gas community. The Council's core value and purpose centres on sustaining and improving the lives of people around the world, through:
enhanced understanding of issues and challenges.
networking opportunities in a global forum.
co-operation (partnerships) with other organisations
an opportunity to showcase the industry and demonstrate best practise.
information dissemination via congresses, reports, regional meetings and workshops.
initiatives for educating young people on energy matters.
awareness of environmental issues, conservation of energy and sustainable solutions
The WPC values strongly:
Respect for individuals and cultures world wide
Unbiased and objective views
A positive perception of energy from petroleum
Science and technology
The views of all stakeholders
And the management of the world's petroleum resources for the benefit of all
The WPC seeks to be identified with its mission and flexible enough so that it can embrace change and adapt to it. The WPC has to be:
pro-active and responsive to changes and not merely led by them
creative and visionary, so that we add value for all
challenging, so that our goals require effort to attain but are realistic and achievable
focused, so that our goals are clear and transparent