Feature Presentation:

Shell Chemicals & Sustainability

Time & Location

Wednesday: 13.00 to 13.40, Stage 2

Guest Speaker:

Dr Elske LeendersMarketing Manager Solvents - Shell Chemicals & Sustainability

Presentation Title:

Shell Chemicals & Sustainability

About this Presentation

Green transformation is a ‘must’, not an ‘option’. Shell’s target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, meaning that we are reducing emissions from our operations, and from the fuels and other energy products we sell to our customers. This strategy supports the UN Paris agreement goal to limit the rise in average global temperature to 1.5°C. To help step up the pace of change, in October 2021, Shell set a target to reduce absolute emissions by 50% by 2030, compared to 2016 levels. This covers all emissions in Scope 1, which come directly from our operations, and in Scope 2, from the energy we buy to run our operations.

We are transforming our business to meet our target, providing more low-carbon energy solutions such as charging for electric vehicles, hydrogen, and electricity generated by solar and wind power. For chemical products, our sustainability agenda is focused on two broad goals: to reduce plastic waste through Circular Solutions offerings and to reduce the net carbon footprint of our petrochemical products. In 2019, we started using feedstock from plastic waste. We have recently announced our plans to scale up by building new plants to enable us to recycle 1 million tonnes of plastic waste per year by 2025. We will further reduce our own and our customer’s carbon footprint by making products from bio- and bio-circular feedstock.