Shell Contracting & Procurement is responsible for nearly everything that Shell buys across the full scope of activities in the Upstream, Downstream, and Projects & Technology sectors of our business.
This currently amounts to about $65 billion in annual spend.
With Shell active in more than 70 countries, this means our Contracting & Procurement specialists are purchasing from thousands of suppliers worldwide.
In line with our Shell General Business Principles, we seek to work with contractors and suppliers who contribute to sustainable development and are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.
We purchase products and services that support our approach to sustainability. For example, we work with suppliers that can build pipelines using non-metallic materials, where appropriate, instead of carbon steel. Non-metallic pipes have a smaller carbon footprint than carbon steel pipes. Transportation and installation are also easier as non-metallic pipes weigh around a quarter less than the equivalent size steel pipe. Shell Shipping also uses a supplier that provides low-friction paint for ship hulls, which makes the ship more fuel efficient.
The Shell Supplier Principles provide a simple and consistent framework of our expectations for all our suppliers in the following areas:
• Business integrity;
• Labour conditions and human rights;
• Social performance.
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