Anti-bribery and corruption

Shell has rules on anti-bribery and corruption in our Code of Conduct and Ethics and Compliance Manual. Both are available publicly online. Contractors and consultants are also required to act consistently with our Code of Conduct when acting on our behalf.

In 2020, we also made our Code of Conduct training publicly available, with the aim to ensure contract staff working for Shell understand their personal responsibilities. In addition, using a risk-based approach, we started offering select third parties, such as distributors and suppliers, an online anti-bribery and corruption training course, free of charge and in several languages.

In March 2021, Shell and four former employees were acquitted in a long-running trial in Milan related to a Nigerian oil block called OPL 245. Shell has always maintained that the 2011 settlement with the Federal Government of Nigeria and Eni that was at the heart of this trial was a legal transaction, so we welcome the ruling. This has been a difficult learning experience for Shell. Business integrity is one of our core values and we continue to work hard to raise standards in this area. You can read Shell's detailed response at