Shell 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. We have continued to develop this reporting and the Shell Sustainability Report 2014, published April 10, 2015, is our 18th report.
We also publish performance data used within the Sustainability report online in tabular format together with sustainability rankings in our performance data section.
Reporting in an honest and open way helps build trust, motivate staff, and improve our environmental and social performance.
We record our performance against a range of environmental and social indicators to assess how we are doing over time and identify areas for improvement. You can access environmental data, greenhouse gas data, safety data and social data.
We continue to be included in a number of leading indices that assess companies’ economic, environmental and social performance on behalf of investors.
Nigeria oil spills
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited is committed to minimizing oil spills to the environment and to cleaning up all spills when they occur, as fast as possible, no matter what their cause.