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 and communities that depend on them. Read about our work on biodiversity around the world.

Read about our approach to fresh water

Responsible means managing water use sustainably

During World Water Week from August 28, discover the steps we are taking to manage our use of water sustainably around the world.

Read about our approach to fresh water
View of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil

Developing skills, broadening horizons

Discover how one Shell employee joined an eye-opening experience in the Brazilian rainforest as volunteer on an environmental research project.

Discover James' expedition to the Amazon
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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Employees standing in front of the Quest CCS unit

Capturing carbon in the quest for cleaner energy

A landmark project helps to 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.