You are here:


Shell volunteers at an Earthwatch expedition in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil (photo)
Shell volunteers take part in an
Earthwatch expedition to research
and measure flora and fauna in the
Atlantic Forest, Brazil.

We work with many different organisations. These relationships help us to build trust among our stakeholders which include non-governmental organisations. The table below shows some of the organisations we collaborate with at a global level in sustainability and technology. Shell also collaborates with local organisations around the world.

These collaborations fulfil different purposes. For example, they can offer expertise for our business, inform us of developments and issues that affect our industry, share experiences and best practice and also enable us to participate in discussions concerning the future of energy. Our work with the organisations listed below contributes to our thinking on sustainability.

We define collaborations in the broadest sense to mean all forms of working with others. For example, Shell works with organisations, such as IPIECA, to develop good practices across a range of environmental and social issues for the oil and gas industry. With others, such as the International Emissions Trading Association, we advocate the importance of carbon pricing.

Shell may not always agree with all of the views of the organisations with which we work. For example, as we further develop our own position on climate change, our views may differ from those of other organisations. However, we believe it is important that we remain involved with these organisations to inform our thinking and to influence. We also stay involved to take part in other key industry work, such as helping to improve safety and environmental standards and practices. We constantly review our relationships through this lens.

Collaborations overview



and climate

Human rights
and social

Safety and



American Petroleum Institute (API)






Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)




Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD)





Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR)





Energy Institute (EI)




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 Emissions Trading Association (IETA)







Roundtable for Responsible Soy (RTRS)




Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)




UN Global Compact



UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)




World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)