With regional hubs in London, San Diego, Shanghai and Singapore, we are one of the largest environmental product traders in the world, operating in compliance and voluntary emissions markets globally.

We offtake, develop, trade, market, optimise and hedge environmental products to meet our customers’ current and future needs.

Shell has also been instrumental in assisting the development of new compliance markets. For example, Shell Energy China was nominated for the “2017 Most Innovative Product” award by the Shanghai Exchange, and was awarded the “Most Contribution in 2017” award by the Guangdong Exchange and the Top 10 member award by the Beijing Exchange in 2019.

We also supply a variety of voluntary carbon credit solutions to meet the needs of customers who have decided to reduce their net carbon footprint.

Shell has set several milestones in emissions market history, including being the first company to:

  • Execute a trade in European Union Allowances (EUAs)

  • Trade a carbon product usable under a mandatory US cap-and-trade programme

  • Trade US federal CO2 compliance futures contracts on the Chicago Climate Futures Exchange


  • Take delivery of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) under the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism programme

With the experience gained trading environmental products since 2003, we can help customers meet their compliance obligations, manage the associated risks and ultimately achieve net reductions in their carbon footprint.

Bill McGrath, GM Shell Environmental Products

Why work with Shell?

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    Extensive portfolio of compliance and voluntary carbon credits

  • Shell Logo

    Strong credit rating and brand identity

  • Two person meeting

    Long and trusted relationships with many counterparties

  • Office

    Creative teams with great expertise in delivering long and short-term solutions

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    Execute deals for our customers quickly and efficiently


What are environmental compliance markets?

Environmental compliance markets are a mechanism through which companies can comply with environmental regulations and manage their emissions by trading carbon credits. Shell Environmental Products manages the Shell Group’s position for all compliance markets globally and provides tailor-made solutions to customers and partners around the world.

Find out more about our environmental products here.

What are carbon credits?

Carbon credits are a mechanism for investing in projects that contribute to reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. This is done by either removing CO2 or avoiding an emission that would otherwise have occurred.

Find out more about compensating for emissions here.

How can I be sure that carbon credits lead to a reduction in carbon emissions?

Shell partners with high quality, global projects. These projects are verified by independent organisations with highest internationally recognised standards which have established processes of checking that the carbon is being neutralised.

A project which has demonstrated CO2 emissions reduction or avoidance is issued ‘carbon credits’ in line with a carbon credit standard. Each project is subject to independent verification from accredited third-party auditing companies before carbon credits are issued.

Find out more about the projects in our portfolio here.


Helping businesses meet their compliance requirements

Environmental compliance markets are a key mechanism through which companies can manage their emissions by trading carbon credits.

Working with customers to compensate for their emissions

Voluntary carbon credits are a recognised mechanism for investing in projects that contribute to reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.