The oil and gas industry and Rio+20
Sustainable development is a shared responsibility that needs action today
Our industry’s challenge is to continue to find and provide essential fuels in ways that are environmentally and socially responsible. To do that, we are working with governments, business, academia and communities around the world.
Please see the fact sheets below to learn more.
Hydrocarbons will remain essential to sustainable global economic development and prosperity for decades to come. Yet meeting the world’s growing need for energy must be reconciled with security of energy supply and environmental protection.
Biodiversity is central to the effective working of ecosystems and the natural resources they provide – known as ecosystem services. These are crucial to both human well-being and business, both today and in the future.
In 2000, nearly 100 countries were still using leaded gasoline. Now there are only a handful left.
The oil and gas industry operates in complex environments where human rights issues are a central concern. It is imperative that the industry conducts business in a responsible way.
The world’s vast resources of natural gas can help meet growing energy needs. Gas from shale is the same as any other natural gas. Among hydrocarbons, it is one of the most affordable, cleanest burning and adaptable fuels.