Our activities contribute to economies through taxes, jobs and business opportunities. We also make social investments in areas determined by local community needs and priorities. This investment is sometimes voluntary, sometimes required by governments, or part of a contractual agreement. In 2021, we spent almost $149 million on social investment, of which 37% was required by government regulations or contractual agreements. We spent the remaining $94 million (63%) on voluntary social investment.
Around $72 million of our total social investment spend in 2021 was in countries that, according to the UN Development Programme’s Human Development Index 2019, have a gross domestic product of less than $15,000 a year per person.
Find out more about our social investment at www.shell.com/sustainability/communities.