Sustainability – our approach
Our approach to sustainability starts with running a safe, efficient, responsible and profitable business. We work to share wider benefits where we operate. And we’re helping to shape a more sustainable energy future.
Inside Sustainability – our approach
What sustainability means at Shell
Powering Progress sets out Shell’s strategy to accelerate the transition of our business to net-zero emissions, in step with society. It is designed to integrate sustainability with our business strategy.
Governance is about making sure we live up to the high standards we set as a company.
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 aim to play our part in helping governments and societies to achieve them.
Commitments, policies and standards
Our comprehensive set of codes, policies and assurance processes define how we aim to operate in socially and environmentally responsible ways.
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.
We assess the potential impacts of our activities to manage and reduce their effects on the environment and local communities.
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.
Working with others
We have always understood the need to work with others to achieve our commercial, environmental and social goals.