Inside Sustainability – our approach

What sustainability means at Shell

Powering Progress sets out Shell’s strategy to accelerate the transition of our business to net-zero emissions, in step with society. It is designed to integrate sustainability with our business strategy.

Sustainability Governance

Governance is about making sure we live up to the high standards we set as a company.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seek to address the world’s biggest challenges. We welcome the SDGs and aim to play our part in helping governments and societies to achieve them.

Commitments, policies and standards

Our comprehensive set of codes, policies and assurance processes define how we aim to operate in socially and environmentally responsible ways.

External voluntary codes

The Shell General Business Principles and Shell Code of Conduct guide the business activities of Shell companies. We also support a number of external voluntary codes.

Impact assessments

We assess the potential impacts of our activities to manage and reduce their effects on the environment and local communities.

Environmental and social partners

Shell works with environmental and developmental organisations all over the world. This helps us to reduce our environmental and societal impact, to improve the quality of land and water around our operations and to benefit local communities.

Working with others

We have always understood the need to work with others to achieve our commercial, environmental and social goals.