Inside environment

Our approach

We are committed to protect the environment, respect our neighbours, cause no harm to people, and help the world move towards a lower-carbon future.

Air quality

We take steps to reduce airborne pollutants from our operations and help customers reduce their impact on air quality by using our products.

Fresh water

We manage our use of water carefully and invest in new approaches and technologies to use it more efficiently.


Our projects can affect local natural habitats but we apply stringent mitigation standards.

A fresh water lake with hut and canoes on the bank

Taking water samples for science

Volunteers from Shell join citizen scientists around the world to help Earthwatch find solutions to fresh water challenges.

Learn about FreshWater Watch
Portugal, Sperm whale mother diving with her calf

Responsible means protecting

Rare sightings of calf sperm whales add to scientific knowledge about life off the coast of Colombia.

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Aerial view of Quest

Capturing carbon in the quest for cleaner energy

A landmark new project helps advance technology that could play a key role in the transition to a lower-carbon world.

Learn more about the Quest project

Featured stories

Producing water in the desert

Water is a resource that is hard to come by in Qatar’s desert climate. The Pearl GTL plant produces more water than gas-to-liquids products.