Collaboration with governments, non-governmental organisations, other energy producers, industry bodies, consumers and local communities helps us in many different ways. It is a proven way to learn new things, share best practices, achieve specific objectives, set future goals, and build trust with the many different stakeholders who have an interest in our company.

We work in partnership in many areas – for example, to help us implement our investment in communities more effectively, to reduce our environmental impact, to protect biodiversity or to improve on specific areas of human rights. Partnerships are also essential to help enhance safety and environmental standards and practices within our industry.

Some of the views of the organisations with which we participate may differ from our own. For example, we may not always agree with their opinions on topics such as climate change. In these cases, we make our views known within the organisation and seek to influence its position on certain policies.

Collaborations overview

The table shows some of the organisations that we collaborate with globally on topics such as environmental sustainability, climate change and technology. Shell also works with many community-based organisations.

Shell collaborations

Environmental sustainability and climate change Human rights and social responsibility Safety and technical standards Technology and innovation Transparency and governance
Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Yes

 

 

 

 

B Team Responsible Tax Principles

 

 

 

 

Yes

Bonsucro

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Building Responsibly

 

Yes

Yes

 

 

Business for Social Responsibility

 

Yes

 

 

 

Clean Cooking Alliance

 

Yes

 

 

 

Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

E4D / SOGA

 

Yes

 

 

 

Earthwatch

Yes

 

 

 

 

Energy Institute (EI)

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

Energy Transitions Commission (ETC)

Yes

Yes

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

 

 

 

 

Yes

GIZ

 

Yes

 

 

 

Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)

 

 

Yes

 

 

Hydrogen Council

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC)

Yes

 

 

 

 

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Yes

 

 

 

 

IPIECA (industry association for environmental and social issues)

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Mercy Corps 

Yes

 

 

Methane Guiding Principles Coalition 

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

Yes 

Yes

Yes

Roundtable for Responsible Soy (RTRS)

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)

Yes

Yes
Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

Yes

Yes

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Yes

 

 

Yes

Transparency International UK Business Integrity Forum 

 

Yes

UN Global Compact

 

 

 

 

Yes

Voluntary Principles Initiative

Yes

 

 

 

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

More in Sustainability

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.

Biodiversity

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