Shell recognises that sustainability and public engagement must underpin energy sector development. As one of the world’s leading energy companies, Shell is committed to publicly reporting on our Health, Safety, Security and Environment and Social Performance outcomes.
Before Shell begins substantial work on major projects or existing facilities, regulatory, environmental and social impacts are assessed, alongside commercial and technical considerations. This process includes environmental, social and health impact assessments to help understand and manage risks and opportunities. We also consider the potential cost of a project’s CO2 emissions in all major investment decisions.
In undertaking its operations, Shell consults communities, governments, NGOs and environmental experts to help develop our plans and inform our approach. Such early engagement has led, for example, to adjusting the schedule of seismic activities where environmental or stakeholder sensitivities are a factor.
Shell Australia’s approved Environment Plans can be found on the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority (NOPSEMA) website.