Our reports and publications

Sustainability Report

Find out more about our approach to sustainability and our performance data.

Sustainability Performance Data 2020

Read about Shell’s sustainability performance data summary including environmental and safety performance as well as our contribution to local communities.

Annual reports and publications

Read our other annual reports and publications.

Special reports

UK Diversity Pay Gap Report

At Shell in the UK, we want to create an environment that is as diverse as the communities in which we operate; where all employees are able to be themselves, thrive and deliver great work.

UK Modern Slavery Act

Statement under Section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 in respect of financial year 2020.

Conflict Minerals Disclosure

Read the latest Conflict Minerals Disclosure on Form SD, filed by Royal Dutch Shell plc with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Topic selection

Our reporting focuses on the environmental and social challenges that matter most to our key stakeholders. We use a thorough process to identify the sustainability topics for our reporting based on insight from internal and external sources. Read more about our topic selection process in the Shell Sustainability Report.

Assurance

Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd has provided limited assurance of our direct greenhouse gas emissions data for 2019.

Our Shell Sustainability Report as a whole is not subject to external assurance for the accuracy of the information provided however, we continue to use a Report Review Panel of independent experts to help evaluate and improve the quality of the report. To ensure we provide accurate information, the assurance process for HSSE and social performance (SP) data is a key element of our HSSE & SP Control Framework. The process flows from the facility all the way up to group level.

Sustainability Report Review Panel

We use an external review panel to strengthen our sustainability reporting. This panel provides advice and challenge to ensure that our Sustainability Report is balanced, relevant and responsive to stakeholders. It helps evaluate and improve the quality and credibility of our Sustainability Report. Read the panel's letter in our 2020 report.

The Report Review Panel is comprised of sustainability and corporate reporting experts.

Mandy Kirby

Mandy Kirby,  Director, Reporting, Assessment and Accountability, UN Principles for Responsible Investment

Mandy Kirby, 

Chief Strategist and Co-Founder, City Hive
Chair of the Report Review Panel 2020 report, panel member 2017-2019 reports

Mandy is an advocate for transparency and inclusion, having co-founded City Hive to be a network for change in how financial industries address diversity in their own operations and the businesses they invest in. She liaises with global reporting and standard-setting bodies to raise standards of disclosure on non-financial factors and to integrate them more closely with financial considerations.

Previously, as Director of Reporting, Assessment and Accountability at the PRI, Mandy held investors in more than 50 countries to account in requiring reporting on their use of environmental, social and governance factors in investment decision making. And as Associate Director at the Maplecroft consultancy, she led research projects for multi-sector clients in developed and emerging markets, advising on risk management and sustainability issues.

Andrew Logan

Andrew Logan, Director, Oil and Gas Program, Ceres

Andrew Logan,

Senior Director, Oil and Gas Program, Ceres
Panel member 2017-2020 reports

Andrew Logan is a director with Ceres, a coalition of non-governmental organisations and institutional investors representing more than $23 trillion in assets. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.

Since joining Ceres in 2002, Logan has worked with investors to engage the oil and gas sector on key sustainability issues including climate change, carbon asset risk, biodiversity and water.

Logan has a background in corporate strategy from his work with Bain & Company, a leading management consultancy.

Wu Changhua

Changua Wu, Chair, China Redesign Hub and Asia Region Liaison, Office of Jeremy Rifkin

Wu Changhua,

Chief Executive Officer, Beijing Future Innovation Center
Panel member 2017-2020 reports

Wu Changhua has been a China sustainability policy and partnership specialist for 25 years. She now leads China and Asia strategy for the Office of Jeremy Rifkin in Maryland, USA, with a particular focus on smart and clean cities. A social entrepreneur, Changhua specialises in clean technology innovation and talent development.

Wu Changhua formerly led The Climate Group’s operations and strategic development in the Chinese-speaking world. Prior to this, she was China CEO of ENSR and Director of China Studies at the World Resources Institute. She holds two graduate degrees, one in law from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the other in environmental policy from the University of Maryland.

Hilary Parsons

Hilary Parsons, Formerly Head of Creating Shared Value Engagement, Nestlé

Hilary Parsons,

Formerly Head of Creating Shared Value Engagement, Nestlé
Panel member 2019-2020 reports

Hilary is a senior global public affairs professional with expertise in creating shared value.

In her previous role at Nestlé’s global headquarters, Hilary was the Head of Creating Shared Value Engagement. She was a member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder Council and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board Technical Working Group. She was also a board director at the International Cocoa Initiative.

Hilary has extensive experience in global public affairs including advocacy, policy setting, supply chain, sustainability and reporting.

Vanessa Zimmerman

Vanessa Zimmerman, CEO, Pillar Two

Vanessa Zimmerman,

CEO, Pillar Two
Panel Member 2020 report

Vanessa is a recognised global corporate sustainability expert. Originally an anti-trust lawyer, she was a Legal Advisor to the UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights. This included being part of the core team drafting the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Vanessa has also worked with businesses from multiple sectors and advised other key global business and human rights initiatives including the Institute for Human Rights and Business, where she is a research fellow. Vanessa managed implementation of Rio Tinto’s human rights programme for 7 years. In 2018 she founded Pillar Two, an advisory firm helping business to manage their human rights risks.

Vanessa holds various expert advisory roles including as a Board Member of the Global Compact Network Australia and Chair of its Human Rights workstream and Modern Slavery Community of Practice, as well as a member of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Technical Committee on Human Rights Disclosure updating the GRI’s human rights reporting standards. She has been appointed to several Australian government advisory groups including the Governance and Advisory Board to the Australian National Contact Point.

Vanessa’s qualifications include a Master of Laws from Harvard University.

Sustainability Report archive

Since 1998, we have publicly reported on our progress in contributing to sustainable development. All reports are available here for download.

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