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Performance overview

Performance in 2021

  • 6.9

    serious injuries and fatalities per 100 million working hours, compared with 6.0 in 2020. See Our approach to safety

  • 77 gCO2e/MJ

    net carbon intensity, which measures the life-cycle emissions intensity of the portfolio of energy products sold. See Delivering our climate targets

  • 18%

    reduction in our total combined Scope 1 and 2 absolute greenhouse gas emissions compared with 2016, the base year. [A] See Delivering our climate targets

  • 102

    operational process safety Tier 1 and 2 events, compared with 103 in 2020. See Process safety

  • 9.1 billion

    litres of biofuels went into Shell’s petrol and diesel worldwide [B]. See Biofuels

  • 87,000

    public and private electric vehicle charge points operated by Shell. See Electric vehicle charging

  • 2,444

    enhanced screenings for higher-risk contracts, to check for potential legal or regulatory integrity-related red flags. See Ethical leadership

  • 40%

    decrease in the number of operational spills of more than 100 kilograms. There were 41 in 2021 compared with 70 in 2020. See Spills

  • 18%

    increase in flaring. Overall flaring increased to 4.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) compared with 3.8 million tonnes in 2020. See Flaring

  • $37.5 billion

    spent on goods and services from around 24,000 suppliers globally. See Supply chain

  • 29.5%

    women in senior leadership positions. See Diversity, equity and inclusion

  • $94 million

    spent on voluntary social investment. See Social investment

  • $4.2 billion

    spent in countries where gross domestic product is less than $15,000 a year per person. [C] See Local content

  • 271,000

    formal training days for employees and joint venture partners. See Diversity, equity and inclusion

  • 60,000

    students participated in NXplorers, our flagship STEM programme. See STEM education

[A] From assets and activities under our operational control.

[B] Including 3.2 billion litres through our joint venture Raízen on an equity basis.

[C] According to the UN Development Programme's Human Development Index 2019.