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Formal complaint: 'BP breaches ethics rules'

Ahead of the announcement of the BP Portrait Award on Tuesday 20th June, Culture Unstained issued a formal complaint to the National Portrait Gallery, alleging BP’s human rights record breaches the Gallery’s own ethics rules.

  • On the eve of the BP Portrait Award announcement, they made the Gallery’s Ethical Fundraising Policy - released under the FOI Act - public for the first time
  • We published a new report which shines a spotlight on BP’s close ties to rights violating regimes around the world including Azerbaijan, Egypt, Indonesia and Mexico
  • The formal complaint sets out how the recent BP sponsorship deal breaches the Gallery’s clause on human rights and calls for BP to be dropped

You can get the full details of the formal complaint and view their report, ‘Bad Company – BP, human rights and corporate crimes’ here.