Commitment to human rights

Focus
areas

Labour rights

Labour rights

We respect our employees’ and contractors’ rights, including freedom from forced labour and non-discrimination by working in line with the International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work the UN Global Compact.

Supply chains

Supply chains

The Shell Supplier Principles outline what we expect from contractors and suppliers in areas such as human rights. This includes ensuring no use of forced, prison or compulsory labour or payment of recruitment fees by workers. The principles also ensure a safe, secure and healthy workplace for staff and contractors and payment of wages that meet or exceed national legal standards.

Communities

Communities

Our activities can impact the communities where we operate. Through careful project design and responsible management we aim to minimise those impacts and avoid human rights infringements. We do this in line with the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We work with local communities to jointly identify solutions and opportunities.

Security

Security

Shell aims to keep staff and facilities safe while respecting the human rights and security of local communities. We carefully assess the security threats and risks to our operations and work with governments and partners to provide a secure working environment. Shell only uses armed security in countries where the threats are most severe, or if it is a requirement under local laws.

Access to remedy

Access to remedy

We have complaints procedures in place to ensure concerns and are properly processed and managed. We have a dedicated Shell Global Helpline where Shell employees, contractors and any third party can report concerns anonymously.