Shell companies have identified five areas of responsibility.
The task of management is to continuously evaluate priorities and to assess and control these directly linked responsibilities.
Our responsibilities to our shareholders Protecting shareholders' investments and giving them more advantageous returns over their investments compared to other major companies in the sector.
Our responsibilities to our customersDeveloping and offering products that are equipped with the necessary technological, environmental and commercial expertise that will enable our customers to receive the money they pay in terms of their price, quality, safety and environmental impact, and to make them loyal to our company.Our responsibilities to our employeesTo respect the human rights of our employees, to provide them a good and safe working environment, to provide suitable conditions of employment to the market. We believe that the commercial success of companies can only be achieved by the full commitment of all employees to this goal.
Our responsibilities towards our business relationships To establish mutually beneficial relationships in our contractors, suppliers and joint ventures and to ensure the implementation of Shell General Business Principles.
Our responsibilities to societyTo act as part of a corporate structure that is aware of the responsibilities of the society, to comply with the laws and regulations of the country, to support the basic human rights within the legitimate limits of being a commercial enterprise, to give the necessary importance to health, safety, security and environmental problems.
1. Principle: Economy
Long-term profitability is indispensable for achieving our business goals and continuously improving our business. Profitability is not only a measure of efficiency, but also of the value that customers place on Shell products and services. We cannot fulfill our responsibilities without a profitable and sound financial foundation. Economic, social and environmental factors related to sustainable development and risk assessment of investment are the main criteria that determine investment decisions.
2 Principle: Competition
Shell companies favor free enterprise. They aim to compete within the framework of fair, ethical, competition laws in force. They do not prevent other companies from competing freely.
3 Principle: Business Ethics
Shell Companies show great sensitivity to ensure that our operations are honest, correct and fair in all respects, and expect the same from other people and organizations with whom they do business.It is in no way acceptable to offer, give, receive or mediate bribes, either indirectly or indirectly.
Convenience payments also mean bribes, and no such payments are made. Employees are required to conduct their private business in a manner that does not cause any conflict of interest in the company.
4 Principle: Political Activities
Companies: While Shell companies conduct their business for legitimate business purposes, they act in accordance with their social responsibilities in accordance with the laws of the country in which they operate. Shell companies do not make material exchanges with political parties, organizations or their representatives. They do not take part in the political work of the parties.
Shell companies have the right and responsibility to demonstrate our position and our Code of Conduct in matters that affect themselves, their staff, customers or shareholders in relations with governments.
Employees: Employees, as individuals, are given the opportunity to fulfill their wishes, provided that local conditions are appropriate, if they wish to participate in social activities, including nomination in elections.
5 Principle: Health, Safety, Security and Environment
Shell companies have adopted a systematic approach to health, safety, security and environmental management to continuously improve their performance in this area. To this end, Shell companies regard all issues in this area as critical business activities and manage them accordingly; They set standards and improvement targets, measure and evaluate the progress they have made and report to the public their performance. We continually seek ways to reduce the environmental impact of our operations, products and services.
6 Principle: Local Communities
Shell companies aim to be a 'good neighbour' for them by continuously contributing directly and indirectly to the general welfare level of the communities in which they operate.
They take care of the management of the social impacts of our commercial activities, collaborate with other organizations to benefit local communities and reduce the negative consequences of our activities.
In addition, Shell companies have a constructive interest in social issues that are directly or indirectly linked to our operations.
7 Principle: Communication and Sharing
Shell companies see it as a necessity to engage in regular dialogue and information sharing with our stakeholders. We adopt the principle of honest responsiveness by listening to them in our relationships with our employees, business partners and local communities.
8 Principle: Compliance
We comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the countries in which we operate.