Located in a picturesque wilderness on the outskirts of Charleston, South Carolina, BP’s Cooper River Chemicals plant is America’s largest producer of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), a key building block of clothing, home textiles, carpets, plastic bottles and thousands more everyday items. Since operations began in 1978, Cooper River has operated in a sort of “silent running” mode, a quiet approach that focuses on safe and reliable operations with a strong emphasis on environmental stewardship.
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Beyond its business operations, Cooper River has a distinguished record of conservation, which its employees exemplify through their support for nearby wildlife. Cooper River has received recognition for its environmental programs from the Wildlife Habitat Council, the National Land Conservation Conference and other nature groups.
Meanwhile, the plant’s safety efforts have earned it the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Workplace Safety Award for three consecutive years.
BP contributes to the communities around Cooper River by, among other things, supporting education programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
In addition, Cooper River employees support the PTSD River Challenge, a 125-mile kayaking excursion in which combat veterans paddle through South Carolina waterways to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder and veteran suicide.
At BP, you'll enjoy an inclusive work environment and the career development opportunities only a global company can offer.