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We were one of the first energy companies to acknowledge the threat of climate change. We are calling for action by governments, our industry and energy users. And we play a leading role in demonstrating ways to manage carbon dioxide CO2 responsibly.
We were the first energy company to adopt a biodiversity standard in 2001 that we now incorporate in our biodiversity manual.
We have developed biodiversity action plans for all Shell-operated companies in International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Category I-IV Protected Areas and for major projects in areas of high biodiversity value.
We continue working with others to reduce our impact and contribute to conservation.
UN Global Compact Principle 8: Businesses should undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
Our Business Principles have included our commitment to contribute to sustainable development since 1997.
It requires us to balance short- and long-term interests, and to integrate economic, environmental and social considerations into business decision-making.
UN Global Compact Principle 9: Businesses should encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Innovation and the development of advanced technologies are central to our strategy. Our research and development programme includes technologies to manage carbon dioxide emissions and to make alternative sources of energy commercially available.