Responsible investors include environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in deciding which stocks or bonds to buy, keep or sell. Over the last decade this has become increasingly important, leading to the creation of sustainability and ESG indices to measure and track the performance of companies.


The CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) is an independent not-for-profit organisation. It was launched in 2000 to collect corporate information on climate change and we have provided our data to the project every year.

CDP released its latest scoring results in January 2020, reflecting on companies´ 2018 performance information. We achieved a B-score.


We were included in the FTSE4Good Index in 2020, as we have been every year since it started in 2001. Companies must meet the index’s criteria on governance, the environment including climate change, and social aspects including labour standards and human rights.


We also respond to other ESG data indices and benchmarks, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

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What sustainability means at Shell

Sustainability at Shell means providing more and cleaner energy solutions in a responsible way.

Environmental management

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.