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Environment and Society
Contributing to sustainable development is integral to the way we do business. As we work to help meet the world's growing energy needs we aim to share benefits with local communities and reduce the impacts of our operations, including tackling greenhouse gas emissions.
Meeting the world’s growing energy needs and protecting the environment requires new technology, partnerships and ways of operating. We continually look for ways to limit the environmental impact of our operations.
We began reporting voluntarily on our environmental performance with the first Shell Report that covered 1997. We do it to be open and honest, and to show how we are contributing to sustainable development. The Shell Sustainability Report 2012, published April 11, 2013, is our 16th report.