Human rights are fundamental to Shell’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people, and critical to maintaining our license to operate. Our human rights approach is informed by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and applies to all of our employees, contractors and suppliers. We recognise our responsibility to respect human rights in all aspects of doing business.

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. Our joint venture partners are expected to implement our control framework or an equivalent.

We focus our efforts through four 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, supply chain and security.