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Nation-building is an Essential Part of Shell South Africa’s DNA

The process of nation-building through transformation is a strategic priority at Shell South Africa.

By Talitha Sachane on Jun 01, 2020

Talitha

The process of nation-building through transformation is a strategic priority at Shell, an activity that is as important as people, health, safety, and compliance. This makes working towards a more inclusive future an essential part of the organisation’s DNA.

To drive positive impact a business must:

  • Have a progressive and responsible role within the communities where it operates;
  • Make a commitment to tackling inequality, poverty and unemployment through developing scarce skills and creating business opportunities;
  • Commit to complying with policy and regulations.

Our approach is to drive Transformation beyond compliance and use our resources and partnerships to make a meaningful impact on South Africa’s future. While striving towards this goal, we have acknowledged that it is an evolving process. As change occurs, it will drive us to innovate and create new methods to support nation-building. Reflective processes are necessary to assess progress and then adapt to new realities.

"Nation-building is about enabling our society to progress. The more embedded it becomes in our daily activities, the more we contribute positively to our nation’s future."