Collaboration with governments, non-governmental organisations, other energy producers, industry bodies, consumers and local communities helps us in many different ways. It is a proven way to learn new things, share best practices, achieve specific objectives, set future goals, and build trust with the many different stakeholders who have an interest in our company.

We work in partnership in many areas – for example, to help us implement our investment in communities more effectively, to reduce our environmental impact, to protect biodiversity or to improve on specific areas of human rights. Partnerships are also essential to help enhance safety and environmental standards and practices within our industry.

Some of the views of the organisations with which we participate may differ from our own. For example, we may not always agree with their opinions on topics such as climate change. In these cases, we make our views known within the organisation and seek to influence its position on certain policies.

Collaborations overview

The table shows some of the organisations that we collaborate with globally on topics such as environmental sustainability, climate change and technology. Shell also works with many community-based organisations.

Shell collaborations

Environmental sustainability and climate change Human rights and social responsibility Safety and technical standards Technology and innovation Transparency and governance
American Petroleum Institute (API)

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bonsucro

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD)

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)

No

Yes

No

No

No

Energy Institute (EI)

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Energy Transitions Commission (ETC)

Yes

No

No

No

No

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

No

No

No

No

Yes

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI)

No

Yes

No

No

No

Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR)

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)

No

No

Yes

No

No

International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

International Audit Protocol Consortium(IAPC)

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

Yes

No

No

No

No

IPIECA (industry association for environmental and social issues)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS)

No

No

Yes

No

No

Roundtable for Responsible Soy (RTRS)

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

UN Global Compact

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

Yes

No

No

No

No

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

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