Carey Mendes serves as a board member of BP America’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) council and as executive sponsor for two of BP’s employee business resource groups, Energía (Hispanic) and the BP African American network. These organizations empower employees, encourage cultural fluency and drive a focus on D&I. He is also a mentor and sponsor to numerous minority employees to help drive their development. He participates in regular roundtable discussions with employees at all levels to seek feedback on how to be more inclusive. Active in the community, Mendes is the director of the CEO’s Council for Chicago United, promoting minority talent and was one of the winners of their Business Leader of Colour award in 2017. He encourages active BP engagement in diverse local schools, exemplified through BP’s recent recognition as 2017 corporation of the year by the Chicago based Working in the Schools organization. He also pioneered a BP partnership with Howard University to encourage recruitment of African American employees. Within the company and within the community, Mendes is passionate about fostering a diverse, inclusive environment where individuals are treated with respect