Supply Principles and Commitments
Shell seeks to work with contractors and suppliers who contribute to sustainable development and are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. Our core principles relate to business integrity, HSSE, social performance and human rights.
Shell has a number of Supplier Principles in place, which include statements around business integrity, Health Safety Security and Environment (HSSE), social performance and human rights. In particular, the Principles state that contractors should:
- Not tolerate, permit or engage in bribery, corruption or unethical practices
- Have a systematic approach to HSSE management, designed to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and to achieve continuous performance improvement
- Be committed to protect the environment in compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations
- respect their neighbours and contribute to the societies in which they operate
- conduct their activities in a manner that respects human rights as set out in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the core conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Shell Australia also has a Commitment to Local Content, which commits us to leveraging our supply chain and collaborating with our non-operated venture partners to ensure full, fair and reasonable opportunity for Australian enterprises, and the employment of Australians in the areas in which we operate.
Through our Commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, Shell Australia aims to build meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities based on honesty, integrity and respect. Shell aspires to positively contribute to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia by recognising their culture and rights and by jointly seeking opportunities to work together for mutual benefit.
Joint modern slavery statement
Our Suppliers are expected to conduct their activities in a manner that respects human rights as set out in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the core conventions of the ILO. The Shell Supplier Principles further clarify our expectations of Suppliers regarding labour and human rights.
These include (but are not limited to):
- No use of child labour;
- No use of forced, prison or compulsory labour;
- No payment of recruitment fees by workers;
- Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations on freedom of association and collective bargaining;
- A safe, secure and healthy workplace and not tolerating discrimination, harassment or retaliation;
- Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations on working hours;
- Providing wages and benefits that meet or exceed the national legal standards
Shell Australia has prepared the following statement and will be seeking support and collaboration to implement the set out principles from the respective supply chain participants.
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