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Tax Contribution Report 2019

The Tax Contribution Report is an important move for Shell towards greater transparency around our approach to paying taxes, and aims to offer a deeper understanding of our principles and actions in this area.

Human rights

Shell is committed to respecting human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization core conventions.

Shell’s approach to tax

The payment of taxes is a central link between Shell and the countries and communities where we operate. It is a vital part of our contribution to national economies and people’s lives.

Transparency and Anti-corruption

The Shell General Business Principles state our insistence on honesty, integrity and fairness in all aspects of our business. The direct or indirect offer, payment, solicitation or acceptance of bribes is unacceptable.

Advocacy and political activity

We share our technical expertise and have stepped up our advocacy efforts with governments.

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.