Access to energy
At Shell, we are able to use our core business skills and technical resources to play an active role in improving communities’ access to energy, particularly in regions where we work – such as sub-Saharan Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
Our access to energy work aims to provide communities with safe, reliable, affordable energy which can spur economic development and improve healthcare, education and livelihoods. We have undertaken a number of energy access projects around the world totalling millions of dollars in investment. These projects include community lighting, power generation, and small-scale grid infrastructure projects.
Discover more about our global access to energy work
Local employment and enterprise
Shell contributes to local economic growth in countries where we operate.
We do this in a variety of ways: through direct employment, through our supply chain activities, by working with governments and partners to help create jobs, and by supporting the development of local businesses or suppliers.
Where needed, we offer additional training to improve the level of skills and technical know-how among a supplier’s workforce.
The Shell LiveWIRE programme helps young entrepreneurs start their own business and stimulate local economic growth in various countries.
Learn more about how we support economic growth