We are determined to operate responsibly to protect the environment. This means carefully considering the potential impact of our activities and how local communities and the local environment can be affected before, during and at the end of our operations.
We aim to make a positive contribution to local environments where we operate and continually work to improve our performance.
We set ourselves stringent environmental standards, which meet regulatory requirements and often exceed them. We use external standards and guidelines, such as those developed by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, to inform our approach.
Visit www.shell.com/sustainability/environment/our-approach-sustainability for more on our approach to the environment.
We follow global environmental standards for managing our emissions, minimising our use of fresh water and conserving biodiversity. Within our operations, we focus on reducing energy use, flaring less gas and preventing spills and leaks of hazardous materials. Where necessary, we also clean up and remediate areas impacted by spills that come from our facilities.
We carry out detailed environmental, social and health impact assessments when planning major projects, such as exploration and drilling activities, offshore platform installation or decommissioning.