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We were one of the first global companies to state and share our beliefs when we published our General Business Principles in 1976. As part of these principles, we commit to contribute to sustainable development, balancing short and long-term interests and integrating economic, environmental and social considerations into our decision-making.

All Shell companies are expected to comply with the Shell General Business Principles. In joint ventures, we use our influence to persuade our partners to adopt and apply principles consistent with ours. We also expect contractors to conform to the Principles in all aspects of their work with Shell companies.

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