Shell publishes 2014 Sustainability Report

Shell publishes 2014 Sustainability Report

Royal Dutch Shell has published its Sustainability Report for 2014, which describes how it is working responsibly to help meet the world’s growing demand for energy.

The 2014 Sustainability Report covers Shell’s environmental and social performance for the year and outlines the company’s approach globally. This includes having processes and tools in place to manage safety, the environment and community engagement. It also includes sharing benefits where Shell operates through employment, paying taxes and royalties, sourcing from local suppliers and supporting community development projects.

Shell continues to contribute to a more sustainable energy future: developing lower-carbon energy solutions that can be deployed now – such as natural gas, biofuels and carbon capture and storage – and investing in emerging opportunities, including hydrogen-based fuels.

In his introduction to the Sustainability Report, Shell’s Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden said: “Sustainability at Shell includes our being a respected and valued member of society, which is essential to the longevity of our business. It informs our business decisions and is part of our day-to-day operations.”

The report is reviewed by an external committee of experts from business and non-governmental organisations. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has confirmed an A+ reporting level of its G3.1 Reporting Guidelines. This is the 18th edition of the Shell Sustainability Report.

To read the full report, go to

Shell has also published details of payments made to governments in 2014 in some of the key countries where it operates. This is the fourth consecutive year that Shell has made this voluntary disclosure.

To read details of Shell’s payments to governments, go to


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