Shell United Kingdom

Shell aims to meet the energy needs of society in ways that are economically, socially and environmentally viable, now and in the future. Learn about our business and people, which grew from a small shop in London nearly 200 years ago to become a major energy company.

Energy is vital to our daily lives. We need it to produce food, fuel transport, and power communication channels. By mid-century, our planet could be home to more than 9 billion people - up from 7 billion today - with three out of four of us living in cities [source: UN Habitat organisation]. Demand for energy could be 75% higher in 50 years from now.

At the same time, the world’s remaining supplies of oil and natural gas are increasingly difficult to find, unlock and produce. Factors include remote environments, complex geologies or even deeper water.

If we are going to meet rising demand, we will need energy from all sources. Undoubtedly some of that energy will come from renewable sources such as the wind and the sun. With a truly exceptional effort, we believe as much as 25% of the world’s energy could come from renewables by 2050 [source: Shell's Scenarios team]. But non-renewable forms of energy will have to make up the rest.

Managing environmental impacts

We work to minimise the effect on the environment of all our UK operations. We also play our part in helping to meet the challenge of climate change.

This means, for example, increasing our energy efficiency and setting targets for improvement in emissions, water use and spills reduction. We also seek to protect biodiversity at our sites and nearby.

We report back on our performance and include relevant measures in employee appraisals. We also require our contractors and joint venture partners to meet the same standards.

This approach ensures we comply with the relevant laws and regulations and drives continuous improvements in performance.

Shell United Kingdom is an Associate Member within the NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

Contact details

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Director / Head: 
Catherine Price, Manager External Reseach and Innovation UK
Shell Centre, London, SE1 7NA

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