Shell’s work with organisations around the world gives us insight into our business, while the sharing of knowledge and experience with others contributes to better practices.

We define collaboration as all forms of working with organisations outside Shell. These collaborations range from working with another organisation on a project to sponsoring a particular group.

As a member of , the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, we take part in discussions on topics including biodiversity, climate change and resettlement. By working with others, we are able to assess issues, such as climate change, from different perspectives within the industry.

Shell works with various associations in the chemical industry to address life-cycle management issues both for raw materials and finished products derived from them. We also work closely with customers and suppliers, monitor any changes in the science behind our products and support research if it helps us to reduce risks even further.

Some of the views of the organisations with which we participate may differ from our own. For example, we may not always agree with their opinions on topics such as climate change. In these cases, we make our views known within the organisation and seek to influence its position on certain policies.

Collaborations Overview

The table shows some of the organisations that we collaborate with globally on topics such as environmental sustainability, climate change and technology. Shell also works with many community-based organisations.

  • American Petroleum Institute (API)
  • Bonsucro
  • Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)
  • Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD)
  • Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)
  • Energy Institute (EI)
  • Energy Transitions Commission (ETC)
  • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
  • Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  • Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBI)
  • Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR)
  • Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)
  • International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)
  • International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC)
  • International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
  • IPIECA (industry association for environmental and social issues)
  • Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS)
  • Roundtable for Responsible Soy (RTRS)
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
  • Global Compact
  • Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues
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