Community in Nigeria

In Nigeria, we are committed to social responsibility.  It is embedded in the way we carry out our day-to-day business.  We work with local organisations around our operations to be aware of their concerns and to ensure that the benefits of Shell's resources feed through to local communities and businesses.

Authentic Voices

Through the hustle and bustle of everyday life, some people are bringing their dreams to reality, in the process impacting communities and touching lives. From a small business owner to a secondary school student with big dreams, listen to the stories of people who are beating the odds to achieve success.

Scholarships and Education Programmes

Shell’s support for educational development involves assisting host communities to provide sustainable and qualitative education that ultimately reaches all the people.

Shell LiveWIRE

Each year Shell helps thousands of young people to start-up their businesses, develop their skills, and boost their contacts through Shell LiveWIRE.

Youth Skills Development

Our intervention strategy for developing youths in our host communities is aimed primarily at equipping the youths with appropriate skills necessary for creating employment opportunities and places emphasis on self-reliance and entrepreneurship.  

Community across the globe

We work closely with communities to understand their concerns and identify how to address them. We aim to avoid or reduce any adverse impacts and to manage those impacts that may be unavoidable.

By engaging openly with communities we are able to identify how and where we can bring sustainable benefits. We do this in many ways: by creating new jobs, encouraging local businesses to be a part of our supply chain, and providing useful skills training for people.

Learn more about how we work with communities globally

Lady cooking on a cookstove in Nigeria

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

Community health

Today, millions of people across the world are unable to access medical treatment. In some communities where we work, access to healthcare may be limited or inadequate.

To help address these challenges, we run various projects that provide access to adequate healthcare to communities, often in partnership with local non-governmental organisations or development bodies.

Find out more about our community health projects worldwide


Education can open the door to opportunities and help people build a better future.

We operate several projects across the world to give more people the chance of a good education to help them build a better future.

Read more about our global initiatives in education

More in sustainability

What sustainability means at Shell

For Shell, sustainability means providing essential energy for a growing population, while respecting people, their safety and the environment.


Shell provides energy in a responsible way, helping the world move towards a future in which the energy used causes minimal impact on the planet.