Report details how Shell is working to help meet the world’s call for cleaner and better energy
The Sustainability Report for 2016 describing how Shell is working responsibly to help meet the world’s growing demand for more and cleaner energy has been published by Royal Dutch Shell. The company’s environmental, social and safety performance for the year is covered by the report, in addition to outlining the company’s global approach to sustainability.
Shell’s contributions to emerging energy transitions and its work to address climate change is detailed in the report, which includes carbon capture and storage, growing role for natural gas and energy-efficiency measures across the company’s operations. With the aim to continue to explore investment opportunities in areas including biofuels, hydrogen and renewable energy, a New Energies business was created by Shell in 2016.
Ben van Beurden, Shell’s Chief Executive Officer said: “In 2016, the world took significant steps towards building a low-carbon energy future. It was also a significant year for Shell. As part of a refreshed business strategy, we set long-term environmental and social ambitions: to reduce our carbon intensity and to deliver shared value for society. This includes creating jobs and investing in communities. But it also means providing more and cleaner energy solutions. Our business strategy includes creating a world-class investment case for shareholders, while positioning the company for growth as the world transitions to a low-carbon energy system. Our company must continue its efforts to ensure safety wherever we work. We must encourage staff and contractors to be alert to their own safety, to care about the safety of their colleagues, and to look out for any potential safety risks in all our operations, however small.”
Consisting of six experts from a range of professional backgrounds, the Sustainability Report is reviewed by an external committee, bringing a collective understanding of the sustainability challenges faced by Shell. Source: Shell PWKD13042017