In 2019, we published a set of principles in our Industry Associations Climate Review to govern how we manage our relationships with industry associations on climate-related policy issues. These principles build on the Shell General Business Principles and Code of Conduct. They are incorporated in the Shell Control Framework, which sets the requirements for how all Shell entities operate.

The principles aim to ensure our memberships of industry associations do not undermine our support for the goal of the Paris Agreement and the development of government policies that could help the world to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

They set out the actions we take if we find misalignment between the climate-related policy positions we support, and the policy and advocacy positions of the industry associations we belong to.

Find out more in our Industry Associations Climate Reviews.

Our Industry Association Climate Reviews

Industry Associations Climate Review 2021

Read our review of Shell’s relationships with 36 industry associations.

Industry Associations Climate Review Update 2020

Find out about the progress we have made with our memberships of industry associations.

Industry Associations Climate Review 2019

Read our review of Shell’s relationships with 19 industry associations.

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