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Contribution to society

Our contribution to society comes in many forms. It includes providing energy products that millions of people rely on. We also contribute by paying taxes that support public services, creating jobs and supporting communities through our social investment programmes.

Contribution to society in 2019 [A]


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and 4,000 in certain New Energies and Downstream companies, at December 31, 2019

Training days

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for employees and joint venture partners


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$44.9 billion

on goods and services worldwide

Senior leaders

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women in senior leadership positions

Voluntary social investment

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$116 million

Dividends distributed

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$15.2 billion

Graduate recruits

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Jobs created

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through Shell LiveWIRE

Payments to governments

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$61.3 billion

[A] All these numbers exclude the 4,000 employees in certain New Energies and Downstream companies except total Employees number.