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Sustainability at Shell

Powering Progress is our strategy to accelerate the transition of our business to net-zero emissions, in step with society, purposefully and profitably. It is designed to create value for our shareholders, customers and wider society, and integrates our long-standing commitment to contribute to sustainable development with our business strategy.

We aim to provide more and cleaner energy solutions in a responsible manner – in a way that balances short- and long-term interests, and that integrates our economic, environmental and social commitments and targets.

Powering Progress, launched in 2021, has four main goals in support of our purpose – to power progress together by providing more and cleaner energy solutions:

  • Generating shareholder value: growing value through a dynamic portfolio and disciplined capital allocation;
  • Achieving net-zero emissions in step with society: working with our customers and across sectors to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions;
  • Powering lives: powering lives through our products and activities, and by supporting an inclusive society; and
  • Respecting nature: protecting the environment, reducing waste and making a positive contribution to biodiversity.

Powering Progress is underpinned by our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people and our focus on safety.

Read more about what sustainability means at Shell at and more about our strategy at

UN Sustainable Development Goals

We will play our part in helping governments and societies achieve the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goals were one of the considerations in the development of our Powering Progress strategy. The actions we take as part of our Powering Progress strategy can help directly contribute to 13 of the SDGs, while indirectly contributing to others.

Information on how we are contributing to these SDGs can be found throughout this report and at