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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.

Environment

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

Communities

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

Safety

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

Transparency

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

Sustainability reporting and performance data

Shell has voluntarily reported on our environmental and social performance since 1997.

New in sustainability

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

Sustainability in film

Watch sustainability videos from our projects and operations around the world. 

What is Shell’s Net Carbon Footprint ambition?

What is Shell’s Net Carbon Footprint ambition?

Explore our plan to contribute to the global effort to tackle climate change and meet the goal of the Paris Agreement.

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Online Sustainability Report 2018

Online Sustainability Report 2018

Find out more about our approach to sustainability and 2018 performance data.

View the report online

Featured content

Improving safety by working together

At Shell we work closely with our contractors in order to build a strong safety culture at the frontline and improve safety performance.

A thousand contributions to the frontline of conservation

In collaboration with the global charity Earthwatch, Shell employees have the chance to contribute to environmental conservation efforts around the world.

David Hone: perspectives on climate change

David Hone, Shell’s Chief Climate Change Adviser, takes a personal view on climate change in his blog and short books.

Working together to build stronger communities

Through our global strategic partnership with Mercy Corps, we help local people recover from crisis or build better lives and transform their communities, in a number of places where we operate.