Sustainable development for Shell is about delivering energy in a responsible way. That means operating safely, minimising our impact on the environment and building trust with the communities who are our neighbours.

Our contribution to sustainable development comes from the choices we make about which projects to invest in, from reducing the impact of our operations and from achieving the greatest benefits for local communities.

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Sustainable Development Grants

One of the ways we create benefit for local communities is through our annual Sustainable Development Grants. Through long-term partnerships with Non-Governmental Organisations and Community Based Organisations, Shell is able to contribute to the betterment of the local communities in two key focus areas:

  • Environmental Conservation – projects to conserve biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystems.
  • Sustainable Livelihood – projects to develop poor / community livelihood through capacity building 
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Piasau Nature Reserve

Through our relationship with PETRONAS and Sarawak Forestry Corporation, we have also created a lasting legacy in Miri, Sarawak, with the conversion of the iconic Piasau Camp into the Piasau Nature Reserve.

Past Success Stories

Shell-Earthwatch Partnership

The Danum Valley Conservation Area in Sabah is a pristine forest reserve that is rich in rainforest biodiversity. Shell Malaysia partnered with Earthwatch, in a project that looks into maintaining the biodiversity, ecosystem and conservation value of the area in the face of climate and land use change.

With the Royal Society Southest Asia Rainforest Research Programme as Project Coordinator, this research programme covered the Danum Valley Conservation Area, the Sabah Biodiversity Experiment (located in the Malua Forest Reserve), Ulu Segama & Malua Forest Reserves as well as various forest fragments embedded within oil palm plantations in eastern/central Sabah.

Sekolah Rakan Alam Sekitar (SERASI)

SERASI (Sekolah Rakan Alam Sekitar, or Environmental-Friendly School Awards) is an education programme and incentive scheme aimed at spreading environmental awareness and protection to schools in Sabah and Sarawak.

Since its inception, about 1,500 schools have taken part in the SERASI programme which rewards schools for outstanding environmental initiatives. Judging is done biennially, and prizes are awarded based on presentation, creativity and sustainability of the initiatives, which may include landscaping, recycling, composting and cleanliness campaigns.

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Human Capital Development

Shell Malaysia human capital development programmes include the Shell Malaysia Scholarships, ProjekLINK, Campus Ambassador programmes and PRESTIGE, amongst others.  

Shell Malaysia LiveWIRE

Shell Malaysia continues to support nation building through the LiveWire programme which aims to equip youth entrepreneurs in East Malaysia with the knowledge to to be successful in their entrepreneurial endeavors.

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