Shell is part of numerous energy-related collaborations all over the world, such as the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative. We collaborate with governments, national oil and gas companies and many other businesses. We define collaboration as all forms of working with organisations outside Shell. These collaborations range from working together on a project to sponsoring a particular group.

We have close ties with universities in numerous countries and maintain relationships with a range of non-governmental organisations. We also play an active role in many trade organisations and industry groups across the world on a wide range of topics.

Our work with organisations around the world gives us greater insight into our business. Sharing knowledge and experience with others also contributes to developing better practices.

For example, 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, such as biodiversity, climate change and resettlement.

In 2018, we joined forces with our industry peers to create a Common Framework for Supplier Labour Rights Assessment, as a result of which all participants will use one common framework to assess their suppliers. The outcomes of the assessments will then be shared with peers.

The views of those we collaborate with 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.

Shell’s Industry Associations Climate Review, released in April 2019, assesses for the first time Shell’s alignment with 19 key industry associations on climate-related policy. The report also details new governance principles to improve how Shell manages its memberships of industry associations on climate-related topics. Read the full review at

Collaborations overview

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

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Human rights and social responsibility
  • Safety and technical standards
  • Technology and innovation
  • Transparency and governance

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the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues
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