Our reports and publications

Sustainability Report

Find out more about our approach to sustainability and our performance data.

Sustainability Performance Data 2021

Read about Shell’s sustainability performance data summary including environmental and safety performance as well as our contribution to local communities.

Annual reports and publications

Read our other annual reports and publications.

Special reports

UK Diversity Pay Gap Report

At Shell in the UK, we want to create an environment that is as diverse as the communities in which we operate; where all employees are able to be themselves, thrive and deliver great work.

UK Modern Slavery Act

Statement under Section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 in respect of financial year 2021.

Conflict Minerals Disclosure

Read the latest Conflict Minerals Disclosure on Form SD, filed by Shell plc with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Topic selection

Our reporting focuses on the environmental and social challenges that matter most to our key stakeholders. 

Each year we use a structured process to select the report’s content. We engage with various groups and individuals to understand specific concerns about our businesses and their impact, particularly relating to the environment and society. We consider the views of others such as non-governmental organisations, customers, the media, academics, investors and employees.

We gather opinions and advice in various ways, including formal and informal meetings, surveys and research. Input from our Report Review Panel of independent experts helps to ensure that coverage is balanced, relevant and complete.

The topic selection process identifies the sustainability subjects that are most relevant to Shell and our stakeholders or are prominent globally. The main steps involved in selecting topics are:

  • Identify and understand topics that are important to our stakeholders and our strategy.
  • Collate the topics identified as being of high importance.
  • Identify the topics that will be covered on www.shell.com.
  • Consider input from our Report Review Panel to ensure that coverage is balanced, relevant and complete.
  • Inform Shell’s Executive Committee of the topics.


LRQA Limited has provided limited assurance of our net carbon intensity (measured and reported using the Net Carbon Footprint methodology), and Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions data under operational control and Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions from energy products included in our net carbon intensity for 2021. Limited assurance means nothing has come to the auditor’s attention that would indicate that the greenhouse gas data and information as presented in the Greenhouse Gas Assertion were not materially correct. The most recent assurance statements are available at www.shell.com/ghg

Our Shell Sustainability Report as a whole is not subject to external assurance for the accuracy of the information provided however, we continue to use a Report Review Panel of independent experts to help evaluate and improve the quality of the report. To ensure we provide accurate information, the assurance process for health, safety, security, environment and social performance (HSSE & SP) data is a key element of our HSSE & SP Control Framework. The process flows from the facility all the way up to group level.

Sustainability Report Review Panel

We use an external review panel to strengthen our sustainability reporting. This panel provides advice and challenge to ensure that our Sustainability Report is balanced, relevant and responsive to stakeholders. It helps evaluate and improve the quality and credibility of our Sustainability Report. Read the panel's letter in our latest report.

The Report Review Panel is comprised of sustainability and corporate reporting experts.

Mandy Kirby

Mandy Kirby,  Director, Reporting, Assessment and Accountability, UN Principles for Responsible Investment

Mandy Kirby, 

Chief Strategist and Co-Founder, City Hive
Chair of the Report Review Panel 2020-2021 reports, panel member 2017-2019 reports

Mandy is an advocate for transparency and inclusion, having co-founded City Hive to be a network for change in how financial industries address diversity in their own operations and the businesses they invest in. She liaises with global reporting and standard-setting bodies to raise standards of disclosure on non-financial factors and to integrate them more closely with financial considerations.

Previously, as Director of Reporting, Assessment and Accountability at the PRI, Mandy held investors in more than 50 countries to account in requiring reporting on their use of environmental, social and governance factors in investment decision making. And as Associate Director at the Maplecroft consultancy, she led research projects for multi-sector clients in developed and emerging markets, advising on risk management and sustainability issues.

Hilary Parsons

Hilary Parsons, Formerly Head of Creating Shared Value Engagement, Nestlé

Hilary Parsons,

Formerly Head of Creating Shared Value Engagement, Nestlé
Panel member 2019-2021 reports

Hilary is a senior global public affairs professional with expertise in creating shared value.

In her previous role at Nestlé’s global headquarters, Hilary was the Head of Creating Shared Value Engagement. She was a member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder Council and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board Technical Working Group. She was also a board director at the International Cocoa Initiative.

Hilary has extensive experience in global public affairs including advocacy, policy setting, supply chain, sustainability and reporting.

Vanessa Zimmerman

Vanessa Zimmerman, CEO, Pillar Two

Vanessa Zimmerman,

CEO, Pillar Two
Panel member 2020-2021 reports

Vanessa is a recognised global corporate sustainability expert. Originally an anti-trust lawyer, she was a Legal Advisor to the UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights. This included being part of the core team drafting the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Vanessa has also worked with businesses from multiple sectors and advised other key global business and human rights initiatives including the Institute for Human Rights and Business, where she is a research fellow. Vanessa managed implementation of Rio Tinto’s human rights programme for 7 years. In 2018 she founded Pillar Two, an advisory firm helping business to manage their human rights risks.

Vanessa holds various expert advisory roles including as a Board Member of the Global Compact Network Australia and Chair of its Human Rights workstream and Modern Slavery Community of Practice, as well as a member of the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Technical Committee on Human Rights Disclosure updating the GRI’s human rights reporting standards. She has been appointed to several Australian government advisory groups including the Governance and Advisory Board to the Australian National Contact Point.

Vanessa’s qualifications include a Master of Laws from Harvard University.

Renard Siew

Renard Siew, Sustainability and climate change specialist

Renard Siew,

Sustainability and climate change specialist
Panel member 2021 report

Dr Renard Siew has served as a Climate Change Advisor with CENT-GPS and was the Co-Chair of the Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management Working Committee as well as UNEP-FI’s Collective Commitment on Climate Action. In 2020, he was appointed an SDG Champion-Climate Action by the World Economic Forum (WEF). He was accepted into the Forbes Fellowship Programme and attended the inaugural UN Climate Action Summit in New York in 2019. Renard is part of the facilitation team at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL). He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation and Sustainability for UNITAR and Visiting Professor of the Swiss School of Management.

Prior to this, he was involved in the implementation of the sustainability agenda for a number of public-listed corporations and was a researcher at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM). Renard is a graduate of The University of Cambridge and UNSW. He has served as a working group member for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and is a Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure (SuRe) Stakeholder Council member.

Elizabeth M White

Elizabeth White portrait

Elizabeth M White,

Sustainability and Development Impact Lead, International Finance Corporation
Panel member 2021 report

Elizabeth is an international development expert working with the public and private sector in how to identify, measure and achieve environmental and social sustainability objectives. Her current focus is on unlocking business investment and de-risking markets in a way that leaves the environment and society better off, and economically sustainable. She leads the integration of climate change, environmental and social sustainability into IFC’s impact investing framework including measuring development impact of investments at the project and market level. 

Previously, Elizabeth was the Principle Strategist for ESG risk management and advisory solutions in emerging markets, and global program manager for the Natural Capital Program which facilitated the development of the Natural Capital Protocol. She also held positions at the World Bank, leading country strategy development, working with governments on national economic growth and sustainability strategies, and bringing results-based measurement and management to WBG operations. Elizabeth sits of several boards where she advocates to increase the visibility and value of nature as part of public policy, academic curriculum, and business decisions.

Sustainability Report archive

Since 1998, we have publicly reported on our progress in contributing to sustainable development. All reports are available here for download.