Our approach to sustainability starts with running a safe, efficient, responsible and profitable business, bringing wider benefits to the areas where we operate.
Sustainability at Shell is about delivering energy in a responsible way to meet the world’s growing needs.
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Shell provides energy responsibly, helping the world move towards a future in which the energy we use causes minimal impact on our planet.
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.
Shell has voluntarily reported on our environmental and social performance since 1997.
Read the latest news, speeches and feature stories published across Shell about our work with communities and the environment.
Watch sustainability videos from our projects and operations around the world.
World Water Day
To mark World Water Day on March 22, discover how we are using reed beds to naturally clean water extracted alongside oil production in Oman.
Safe travels: driving home for Chinese new year
Learn what's being done to help reduce road traffic accidents as millions of Chinese head home for the Spring Festival.
Respecting Human Rights
December 10 is UN Human Rights Day. Read how we integrate human rights into our policies, systems and practices.
Conserving the Coral Triangle
See how a Shell-supported foundation is empowering local communities to help to conserve one of the world’s most biodiverse marine environments.
35 years of Shell LiveWIRE
Our programme, which helps young people with their business ideas, marks its 35th anniversary.
Environmental and community partners
We work with organisations all over the world to help us to reduce our environmental and societal impact and to benefit local communities.
Online Sustainability Report 2016
Discover what we say about our approach to sustainable development in our online Sustainability Report 2016.
Discover how one Shell employee joined an eye-opening experience in the Brazilian rainforest as a volunteer on an environmental research project.
A young entrepreneur has invented a roadside wind turbine that could help harness energy from traffic.
David Hone, Shell’s Chief Climate Change Adviser, takes a personal view on climate change in his blog and short books.
A landmark project helps to advance technology that could play a key role in the transition to a lower-carbon world.