We aim to be good neighbours and seek appropriate and effective ways to contribute to the well-being of the communities around our operations and planned future developments. This means working with people close to our operations to address their concerns and help them benefit from our activities, such as buying and hiring locally.
Shell strives to benefit the local communities in which we operate. Since 2009, Shell has invested nearly $4.8M (CAD) in northeast B.C. We focus on providing long-term sustainable programs in four main areas: Environment, Education, Employees and Community.
Find out more about Shell’s Social Investment program.
In 2017, Shell Groundbirch launched the NEBC Community Grants Program. Thirteen non-profit organizations from across the region benefited from the program during this first year.
We believe Indigenous communities are important partners. Our projects must be designed and implemented to minimize impacts, provide shared value and enhance relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
Building and maintaining trusting relationships, investing in human capacity and sharing economic benefits provides opportunity to maintain social license to operate, reduce project risks and builds a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Shell acknowledges the rights of Indigenous Peoples and recognizes that additional resources, strategies and actions are required to engage with impacted communities to understand their concerns and issues to develop and implement mitigation and enhancement measures, as well as develop relationships for the life of our operations.
Rural Roots & Resources Community Advisory Group
Rural Roots & Resources, a B.C.-based synergy group, is a collaborative process between Shell and community members. The intention is to work together as a team to face and address the issues and challenges associated with the development of Shell’s projects in the Groundbirch area.
The Groundbirch Gazette
The Groundbirch Gazette is the bi-annual Shell newsletter for northeast B.C. featuring Shell stories from the local area.
Read our archived editions here.