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Daily Record (Scotland): A MESSAGE FROM OUR SPONSOR…: Kieron Mcfadyen Director Shell U.K.

22 March 2006
By Kieron Mcfadyen Director Shell U.K.
WHAT does sustainable development mean to an oil and gas company? For Shell, it first of all means safety – the safety of our people and our operations. Improving our safety performance remains our top priority.
Sustainable development is also about being efficient and looking after the environment in all the locations where we work, offshore and onshore. As a company we have committed to reducing our environmental footprint and are industry leaders in reducing emissions and offshore flaring. We consistently try to operate cleanly with reduced waste
It's also about looking after the communities where our operations are based. In Scotland the main areas are around Aberdeen, where a lot of our North Sea operations are managed, Glasgow and around the gas plants in St Fergus near Peterhead and Mossmorran in Fife.
It's important to us that Shell is a good neighbour and understands the impact of our operations in local communities. So we also support good causes at a local and national level, anything from funding children's playgrounds to taking Scottish Opera around offbeat venues in Scotland.
Most of all, sustainable development means responsibly meeting the energy challenge. Shell provides around a quarter of the UK's gas and oil, just from the North Sea. Without gas there would be no electricity, no heating or lighting, no transport, no alternative fuels or even the convenient plastic bottles and packaging that we should all recycle.
So Shell makes products that make life easier – and we try to do that safely and cleanly. We have a whole range of policies and standards dealing with the sustainable development side of our business – social, ethical and environmental guidelines that help make Shell not just a socially responsible company but also a leading energy supplier. There are many challenges ahead, but do believe that we are making progress.
The challenge of ensuring sufficient, clean and secure energy for the future is high on the national and international agenda. No one should underestimate the pivotal role that oil and gas will play in this. There has never been a more exciting time to be in, or to join, our industry.
COMMENT FROM A SHELL INSIDER: your “Sponsor” Kieron McFadyen is one of the most honest, ethical, sociable and hardworking people with whom I have ever had the pleasure of working and drinking…. If only there had been a few more people like Kieron in Shell…your website would never have been required, and lots of lawyers would be engaged in more productive work….

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