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Who we are

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with 82,000 employees and operations in more than 70 countries.

We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. Shell is a customer-focused organisation, serving more than 1 million commercial and industrial customers, and around 32 million customers at 46,000 retail service stations daily.

Our strategy is to accelerate the transition of our business to net-zero emissions, purposefully and profitably, in step with society.

Our context

The rising standard of living of a growing global population is likely to continue to drive demand for energy, including oil and gas, for years to come. At the same time, technological changes and the need to tackle climate change mean there is a transition under way to a lower-carbon, multi-source energy system with increasing customer choice.

Our Powering Progress strategy combines our ambitions under four goals: generating shareholder value, achieving net-zero emissions, powering lives and respecting nature.

This will help accelerate our progress towards becoming a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society. We are building a strong resilient business by putting customers at the centre of our strategy, innovating the products and solutions customers need on their journey to net zero.

We aim to deliver value through our integrated assets and supply chains, optimising value and managing risk for Shell and our customers as we produce, buy, trade, transport and sell energy products and solutions across the world.

Our stakeholders

  • Our investor community
  • Our customers
  • Our employees/workforce/pensioners
  • Our strategic partners/suppliers
  • Communities
  • NGOs/civil society stakeholders/academia/think-tanks
  • Governments/regulators

See “Section 172(1) statement”, “Environment and society”, “Our people” and “Governance

Our purpose

We power progress together by providing more and cleaner energy solutions.

See “Strategy and outlook

Our core values

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Respect for people

See “Our people

Our purpose

To power progress together by providing more and cleaner energy solutions

Powering Progress

Our strategy to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions, purposefully and profitably

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    Generating Shareholder Value

    Growing value through a dynamic portfolio and disciplined capital allocation

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    Achieving Net-Zero Emissions

    Working with our customers and sectors to accelerate the energy transition to net-zero emissions

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    Respecting Nature

    Protecting the environment, reducing waste and making a positive contribution to biodiversity

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    Powering Lives

    Powering lives through our products and activities, and supporting an inclusive society

Underpinned by our core values
and our focus on safety

Click on the interactive solution to explore Powering Progress four main goals in support of our purpose, to power progress together by providing more and cleaner energy solutions.

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