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Shell General Business Principles
We are judged by how we act - our reputation is upheld by how we live up to our core values honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our eight Business Principles are based on these core values and indicate how we promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, and pride in what we do.
We were one of the first global companies to state and share our beliefs when we published our General Business Principles in 1976. As part of these principles, we commit to contribute to sustainable development, balancing short and long-term interests and integrating economic, environmental and social considerations into our decision-making.
All Shell companies are expected to comply with the Shell General Business Principles. In joint ventures, we use our influence to persuade our partners to adopt and apply principles consistent with ours. We also expect contractors to conform to the Principles in all aspects of their work with Shell companies.