Our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people – first laid out in the Shell General Business Principles more than 40 years ago – underpin our approach to sustainability.

Sustainability is integrated across our business in three ways:

  • The first is by running a safe, efficient, responsible and profitable business. You can read more about this in the ‘About Us’ section

  • The second is by helping to shape a more sustainable energy future. You can read more about this in the ‘Cleaner Energy Future’ section.

  • The third is by sharing benefits where we operate and making a positive contribution to society above and beyond the goods and services we provide. That is what we focus on in this section of the website.

Each year we produce an independently-reviewed, global report which details our social, safety and environmental performance.  It is developed through engagement with others such as as non-governmental organisations, customers, the media, academics, investors and employees.

Our Sustainability Report also sets our our support for the United Nation’s sustainable development goals (SDGs).  We welcome the SDGs and aim to play our part in helping governments and societies to achieve them.

Sustainability Reporting

We have voluntarily reported – openly and honestly - on our environmental and social performance since 1997.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seek to address the world’s biggest challenges. We welcome the SDGs and aim to play our part in helping governments and societies to achieve them.

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