Our values

Shell is committed to respecting human rights as set out in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

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Our approach is informed by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Our commitment to human rights is embedded into our existing frameworks and processes, applicable to all employees and contractors, such as our Shell General Business Principles, our Code of Conduct as well as our Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Performance (HSSE&SP) Control Framework. The Shell Supplier Principles include specific labour and human rights expectations for contractors and suppliers.

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What we’re doing

We focus our effort on four key areas, where human rights are critical to the way we operate and where we have identified the risks are highest for potential impact on human rights: labour rights, communities, workers in our supply chain and security.

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Read more about our commitment and approach to human rights in the document "Shell’s approach to Human Rights"

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Stories

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    Joint industry human rights supply chain engagement

    In 2018, Shell together with BP, Equinor and Total announced that we have agreed to join forces to create a collaborative approach to human rights supplier assessments in the energy industry.

    Read more about joint industry human rights supply chain engagement

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    Respecting our neighbours

    We seek to work with contractors and suppliers that contribute to sustainable development and are economically, environmentally and socially.

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    Contributing to a diverse and inclusive world

    We are working to become one of the most diverse and inclusive companies in the world, a place where everyone feels valued and respected.

    Read more about a diverse and inclusive world

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    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.

    Read more about external voluntary codes

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    Working with communities

    Many of our operations are located close to communities. We work with them to understand their priorities and concerns. Managing our impact on people is essential to being a responsible company.

    Read more about working with communities

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    Learning and development

    We aim to keep our employees learning and developing. To help them we provide on-the-job learning, coaching and mentoring, knowledge management, and formal training.

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MORE IN SUSTAINABILITY

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.

Sustainability reports

Read our latest Sustainability Report online or access our archive. This report provides an overview of our environmental and social performance for key stakeholders. It also provides our approach to environmental and social challenges, such as climate change, biodiversity, access to water, health and safety, supply chain management, human rights, stakeholder engagement and other topics.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN’s 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) seek to address the world’s biggest challenges. We welcome the SDGs and want to play our part in helping governments and societies to achieve them.