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Political engagement

Shell engages with governments, regulators and policymakers to help shape comprehensive policy, legislation and regulation. We advocate our positions on matters which affect us, our employees, customers, shareholders or local communities, in accordance with our values and the Shell General Business Principles.

In the European Union (EU) and the USA, we report expenditure associated with our lobbying activities in line with the requirements and guidelines set out in the EU Transparency Register and the US Lobbying Disclosure Act, respectively. There are different rules for which costs should be reported in these two submissions and we are required to comply with the appropriate requirements for each jurisdiction. These submissions are publicly available:

  • In the EU, Shell's reported estimated annual costs related to activities covered by the register were €4,000,000 to €4,499,999 in 2021.
  • In the USA, Shell's reported expenses related to lobbying practices were $7,080,000 in 2021.

Read more about corporate political engagement and positions on key public issues, such as climate change and energy transition, at