Policies and standards

Targets and commitments

Collaborations and voluntary codes

Environmental and social partners

Shell works with environmental and developmental organisations all over the world. This helps us to reduce our environmental and societal impact, to improve the quality of land and water around our operations and to benefit local communities. Working with others in sustainability partnerships is the focus of UN Sustainable Development Goal 17.

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.

Advocacy and political activity

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

Voluntary reporting standards and ESG ratings

Our reporting is informed by a number of voluntary reporting standards and frameworks. We participate in a selection of ESG ratings most often used by our stakeholders.