“I am pleased to introduce the Shell Sustainability Report for 2012. Against the backdrop of a still-struggling global economy, we continue to operate in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways; and to invest for the future. As global demand for energy continues to rise, we must develop energy resources that exist in increasingly challenging environments, or that are difficult to produce.
Wherever we operate, we never cease in our efforts to keep everyone safe: whether our employees or contractors, or the communities near our operations. We recognize the special physical and technical challenges of working in some of the world’s toughest conditions, and we are determined to learn from our experiences to continue to improve
the safety and reliability of our operations.........” (Shell CEO)