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Sustainability – our approach

Our approach to sustainability starts with running a safe, efficient, responsible and profitable business, bringing wider benefits to the areas where we operate.


We carefully consider the potential environmental impact of our activities during the lifetime of a project.


We aim to be a good neighbour wherever we work, by contributing to the well-being of neighbouring communities. 


We are committed to delivering energy responsibly and safely, preventing harm to our employees, contractors, local communities and the environment.


Doing business in a clear, open and transparent way is a commitment we work hard to keep.

New in sustainability

Read the latest news, speeches and feature stories published across Shell about our work with communities and the environment.

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Celebrating 70 years of the UN Declaration of Human Rights

Read how we integrate human rights into our policies, systems and practices.

Read about Human Rights at Shell
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World Water Week

To mark World Water Week (August 26-31), discover how we are reducing our use of fresh water by finding new ways to reuse and recycle waste water.

Read about our approach to fresh water
Sustainability Report 2017

Online Sustainability Report 2017

Discover what we say about our approach to sustainable development in our online Sustainability Report 2017.

View the online report

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