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In 2022, we linked the pay of more than 16,500 staff to our target to reduce the carbon intensity of our energy products by 9-12% by 2024, compared with 2016.

Performance indicators related to Shell’s journey in the energy transition were part of the 2022 annual bonus scorecard (15% weighting), which applies to almost all of Shell’s employees. Energy transition performance indicators were also part of the 2022 Performance Share Plan awards (10% weighting) for around 16,500 employees and the 2022 Long-term Incentive Plan awards (20% weighting) for senior executives.

From 2022, the scope of the "Shell’s journey in the energy transition" measure in the annual bonus scorecard has been broadened to equally measure:

  • selling lower-carbon products: the proportion of adjusted earnings in our Marketing segment coming from lower-carbon energy products, as well as non-energy products and convenience retail;
  • reducing our operational emissions: greenhouse gas abatement projects that reduce our Scope 1 and 2 operational emissions; and
  • partnering to decarbonise: progress in rolling out electric vehicle charge points.

We also introduced a customer excellence measure on the annual bonus scorecard to emphasise the importance of building stronger customer relationships in the energy transition.

The annual bonus scorecard also includes a 15% weighting based on safety performance.

Our Long-term Incentive Plan (LTIP) and Performance Share Plan tie pay for around 16,500 employees directly to achieving our strategic ambitions for the energy transition. This element, vested at 180% of target based on performance to the end of 2022, reflects our progress in transitioning towards a lower-carbon future. The weight of this metric will be increased from 20% to 25% for the most senior employees for the upcoming LTIP cycle (2023-25).

Read more about remuneration in our 2022 Annual Report.

Annual bonus scorecard architecture 2023


35%35%15%15%abcdOperational excellence(Asset management excellence 15%, project delivery excellence 10%, customer excellence 10%)Cash flow from operations (weighted 35%)abShells journey in the energy transition(Selling lower-carbon products 5%, reducing operational emissions 5%, partnering to decarbonise 5%)cSafety (Serious injuries and fatalities frequency 7.5%, Tier 1 and 2 process safety 7.5%)d

Long-term Incentive Plan performance conditions 2023


25%25%25%25%abcdRelative cash generation (cash flow from operations/average capital employed) (weighted 25%)aRelative total shareholder returns (25%)bAbsolute organic free cash flow (25%)cAbsolute energy transition (25%)Performance against the relative metrics is assessed against other energy majors (BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies).d
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