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Sustainability at Shell

Powering Progress sets out our strategy to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, generating value for our shareholders, our customers and wider society. As we move forward on this journey, we will power lives and respect nature while holding fast to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people.

It is a strategy that integrates sustainability with creating more value with less emissions through performance, discipline and simplification.

Our commitment to contribute to sustainable development has been part of the Shell General Business Principles since 1997. These principles, together with the Shell Code of Conduct, apply to the way we do business and to our conduct with the communities where we operate. We have worked to embed this sustainability commitment into our strategy, our business processes and our decision-making.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

We strive to 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. We believe the actions we take as part of our 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