We are taking steps to create an environment where everyone – from our employees, to our customers, partners and suppliers – feels valued, respected and has a strong sense of belonging.

To achieve this, we must ensure all people are treated fairly, irrespective of their race, colour, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, ethnic origin, nationality or other status.

That starts with creating and promoting an inclusive workplace, where all staff can perform at their best. It means valuing our differences in an organisation whose employees span more than 70 countries.

We have promoted diversity and inclusion at Shell for many years, through our policies, leadership programmes and employee resource groups or networks. These 96 networks represent people in different areas including gender, race, ethnicity, culture, levels of experience, people with disabilities and sexual orientation. They help support Shell employees’ personal and professional development.

We have made progress in building a diverse and inclusive workplace, but we know that we can do more.

Everyone at Shell is expected to live by our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. These standards are set out in the Shell General Business Principles and our Code of Conduct. In line with our Code of Conduct, we offer equal opportunities to everyone. We work in line with local policies, laws and regulations.

In 2021, we launched a new mandatory training course, respect in the Workplace, to help all our employees consciously include and respect others and meet our standards for acceptable behaviours. We expect our leaders to live by our values and demonstrate these behaviours.

Our Global Helpline allows employees, contractors, customers and suppliers to raise concerns and report instances of potential non-compliance with our values and principles.

By becoming a truly diverse and inclusive organisation, we will contribute to a better and more equal world.

Shell will also become a stronger company, with a richness of experience and views that will help us innovate and grow.

Our focus areas

  • Woman and Men discussion


    Shell is working towards gender equality in our workforce. We continue our focus on attracting and developing women because they continue to be underrepresented in parts of our businesses, across a number of our locations and at the more senior levels within our organisation.

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  • Shell Employee at Plant

    Race and ethnicity

    We will work to address racial inequity and seek to ensure everyone at Shell feels included and has equal opportunities.

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  • LGBT


    We are working to advance LGBT+ inclusion within Shell and the communities where we work.

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  • Disability people

    People with disabilities

    Shell is a place where people with disabilities can excel. We will provide support and can make adjustments for people with disabilities through the recruitment process and throughout their careers with Shell.

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Our values

At Shell, we share a set of core values – honesty, integrity and respect for people – which underpin all the work we do.