There are a number of ways we do this: we create local jobs, we employ local apprentices and trainees, we buy from local businesses, we add to local infrastructure and we support local communities. We call this support ‘Social Investment’. We work in partnership with communities to deliver this investment because we know strong and diverse local economies benefit everyone. For Shell, they keep supply chains short and create a stronger labour market for local hire. For communities, they create jobs, keep rural towns vibrant and help attract new residents.
Shell’s Social Investment
Shell is committed to working with local communities to deliver a better future. That’s because we want to give back to the communities that host our business.
How we’re working with local communities
When Shell seeks to partner with the community, we don’t have a pre-determined outcome in mind. We ask the community how we can best be involved and listen to what they tell us. In these discussions three areas come up repeatedly:
- Local communities want young people to have meaningful jobs
- Many Aboriginal groups want pathways to real jobs, to strengthen cultural identity and to shape their own future
- Regional communities want to continue to prosper and not be dependent on Shell for their economic wellbeing
Accordingly, our Social Investment initiatives are based on the below priorities.
Our priority areas
Helping the students of today become tomorrow’s leaders who are confident finding solutions to real world challenges. We think there are three aspects to building science skills and our programs are based on these:
- Inspiring a passion for science
- Teaching science well
Supporting First Nations as they act to rebuild their identity and shape their future. Shell provides programs that support:
- Pathways to jobs
- Strong culture
- Good governance
Working in partnership with local communities to increase diversity and economic resilience. Shell supports regional economies by delivering programs that:
- Grow local businesses
- Connect local businesses to new markets
- Welcome new families
Press the marked areas to learn more about each
Improving educational outcomes for regional students through telehealth.
Business Navigator Western Downs
A partnership helping new and growing businesses in Queensland turn their ideas into reality.
2018 Shell Questacon Science Circus
For over 30-years, Shell has helped deliver STEM education to regional Queensland.
Increasing access to new Australian and international markets for Western Downs agribusinesses.
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We support community organisations in the Western Downs and Gladstone areas to deliver community projects through the Shell’s QGC Communities Fund and Sponsorship and Donations program.
Shell acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are Australia’s First Peoples and the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work.