For the development of onshore tight sand or shale oil and gas using the practice of hydraulic fracturing, Shell uses five aspirational operating principles that we believe provide a framework for protecting water, air, wildlife and members of the communities in which we operate.
These principles are underpinned by a deliberate focus on safety, environment, continuous improvement, collaboration with regulators, and engagement with local residents where we strive to be open and transparent about how we operate and the impacts of our activities. We support regulations consistent with these principles, which are designed to reduce risks to the environment and keep those living near our operations safe.(*)
Shell is committed to a serious dialogue on matters related to responsible business including financial transparency and community and environmental related topics, and welcomes opportunities to engage on these matters.