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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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.
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.
Celebrating 70 years of the UN Declaration of Human Rights
Read how we integrate human rights into our policies, systems and practices.
Promoting road safety
Sunday November 18 is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
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.
International Day for Biological Diversity
To mark this day on May 22, see how we work with Earthwatch to offer Shell employees the chance to contribute to environmental conservation efforts around the world.
Online Sustainability Report 2017
Discover what we say about our approach to sustainable development in our online Sustainability Report 2017.
Intl Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples
Shell works closely with indigenous peoples that could be affected by our projects around the world.
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.
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.