Inside environment

Our approach

We are committed to protect the environment, respect our neighbours, cause no harm to people, and help the world move towards a lower-carbon future.

Climate change and energy transitions

A key role for society – and for Shell – is to find ways to provide much more energy with less carbon dioxide.

Air quality

We take steps to reduce airborne pollutants from our operations and help customers reduce their impact on air quality by using our products.

Fresh water

We manage our use of water carefully and invest in new approaches and technologies to use it more efficiently.

Biodiversity

Our projects can affect local natural habitats and communities that depend on them. Read about our work on biodiversity around the world.

Plastic waste

Find out how Shell is taking an active role in finding solutions to the issue of unmanaged plastic waste.

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 goals 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.

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Featured stories

Producing water in the desert

Water is a resource that is hard to come by in Qatar’s desert climate. The Pearl GTL plant produces more water than gas-to-liquids products.

Carbon capture and storage projects

Read about the carbon capture and storage projects we are involved in 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.