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 organisations on a project to sponsoring a particular group. We collaborate with a variety of companies, academics, think tanks and individuals. We also play an active role in many trade organisations across the world on a wide range of topics.

As a member of , the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, we discuss and share industry best practice on topics including biodiversity, climate change and resettlement.

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.

In June 2017, we joined the Global Industry Alliance, a public-private partnership of the International Maritime Organisation, which brings together maritime industry leaders to support the development of more energy-efficient and lower-carbon shipping.

We aim to reduce our methane emissions and are working with seven other energy companies to further reduce methane emissions from natural gas facilities around the world.

We have been engaging with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) before and after its launch of financial disclosure recommendations in June 2017, which help investors to see which companies are resilient through the energy transition. As a member of the TCFD’s Oil & Gas Preparer Forum, we are working with three other oil and gas companies to develop more specific guidance on meaningful disclosures building on existing good practices.

Collaborations overview

The table shows some of the organisations 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
  • 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 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)
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