Submitted by Royal Dutch Shell plc
May 13, 2008 - Responsible Energy: The Shell Sustainability Report 2007 describes the company's ongoing efforts to meet the global energy challenge that can be summed up as more energy, less CO2. For Shell this means helping provide the vast amounts of extra energy needed for economic growth, and doing so in environmentally and socially responsible ways.
The report describes how Shell is:
--investing in the technologies needed, like second-generation biofuels and carbon capture and storage;
--providing customers with cleaner products, like natural gas and wind power;
--helping drivers use less energy and reduce emissions by offering advanced transport fuels and lubricants;
--finding responsible ways to develop the more difficult sources of oil the world will need to avoid a supply crunch;
--continuing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from facilities and reduce operational oil spills; and
--encouraging governments to take urgent action to put a price on CO2 emissions and build an international policy framework for managing greenhouse gases.
The report also includes an interview with Chief Executive Jeroen van der Veer that discusses Shell's business strategy and its role in helping secure a responsible energy future.
For the third year, an independent External Review Committee has reviewed and assessed the report's balance, completeness and responsiveness, guided by the AA1000 Assurance Standard. The Committee's assessment is included in the Report unedited by Shell.
Visit www.shell.com/responsibleenergy to view the report. Hard copies of the report and Shell's Sustainability Review, an eight-page summary of the main report, can be ordered from email@example.com
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. The aim of the Shell Group is to meet the energy needs of society, in ways that are economically, socially and environmentally viable, now and in the future.
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