The goals were one of the considerations in the development of our Powering Progress strategy. See how they map below. We believe that the actions we take as part of Powering Progress can help directly contribute to 13 of the SDGs, while indirectly contributing to others.

Powering Progress goal Achieving net-zero emissions Powering lives Respecting nature Core values
UN SDG 7, 9, 13 5, 7, 8, 10 6, 12, 14, 15 3, 16, 17

Find examples below of how we are contributing to the SDGs.


Investing in access to energy for communities

Achieving universal energy access by 2030 will require a mix of commercial investment and community programmes tailored to those who cannot access or afford energy solutions without support.

Local employment and enterprise

Shell contributes to local economic growth in countries where we operate.

A fair and just transition

We strongly support the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit the rise in the average global temperature well below 2° Celsius.