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Royal Dutch Shell is a publicly listed company headquartered in the United Kingdom. In 2022 its revenue was USD 386.2 billion. Shell is a major global energy company operating across six continents. Although, it has maintained its climate ambitions from the previous benchmark assessment, it plans to explore for new oil and gas production assets across multiple locations, including the Gulf of Mexico.
Ranking position
#11 /99
Total score
31.7 /100

14.3 /60
Core social indicators
13.0 /20
Just transition
4.4 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
5.0 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
  • Trend line is up
  • Trend line is equal
  • Trend line is down
Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-99)


#1 13.2 /100 #29

Material investment

#1 15.4 /100 #9

Intangible investment

#1 13.3 /100 #6

Sold products

#1 10.9 /100 #9


#1 79.5 /100 #3

Supplier engagement

#1 46.3 /100 #8

Client engagement

#1 18.8 /100 #14

Policy engagement

#1 47.0 /100 #15

Business model

#1 29.4 /100 #9
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Act Assessment

Leading Practices

No leading practices were identified for this company.

Risks and Opportunities


Shell receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. The company has set a target for net-zero scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 2050. However, Shell is currently projected to exceed its scope 3 carbon budget by about 40% by 2050. The company has developed several new business models that will aid its low-carbon transition. However, the company still has plans to explore for new oil and gas production assets, which is inconsistent with a 1.5°C pathway.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core Social Assessment

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  1. 2021

More about the company

The Hague, Netherlands
Publicly listed
USD 386.2 billion

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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