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Our impact

Our aim is to have a positive impact over the short, medium and long term on our people, society and the environment.

Clean, safe, accessible energy

For SHV Energy, making an impact means providing safe, lower-carbon, cleaner, accessible and affordable energy options to as many customers and companies as possible. It also means helping to reduce emissions and improve air quality. And, lastly, it means never compromising on the highest health and safety standards.

Our core LPG and LNG products enable us to provide cleaner energy options to the significant, but often overlooked, off-grid segment of consumers and businesses, replacing highly polluting fuels such as oil and coal.

As worldwide demand for energy is expected to increase in coming decades, the increased energy use on our natural resources and on climate change will be significant if changes are not made today to ensure a sustainable future. As a family-owned company with a long-term view, we are uniquely positioned to be part of the solution.

Our core products and our growing sustainable fuels and renewable solutions portfolio support our customers and they allow us to actively contribute to the urgent demands of our planet and drive the energy transition.

Stakeholder engagement

Led by a focus on value creation, SHV Energy views stakeholder engagement as key to our business. We use input received from our stakeholders to create, validate and improve our long-term impact and our overall sustainability agenda.

Our primary stakeholders are those who have a significant interest in the actions and views of our business, and whose actions and views are, in turn, of significant interest to us.

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Find out how we're making an impact in the countries we operate in

How we achieve our goals

There are five ways in which we strive to achieve our impact goals:

SHV Energy views stakeholder engagement and collaboration as critical to our business. We use our experience to influence and lead the industry forward. We believe it is in the interest of the entire industry and wider society that we bring other businesses with us on the energy transition journey. Our goal of ‘Advancing Energy Together’ cannot be achieved without collaboration. If you are interested in becoming one of our valued partners, please read about our partnerships.

Setting priorities is key to realising our desired impact. Our three impact areas were reached together with our key stakeholders. They represent tangible and measurable priorities that are important to our stakeholders and to our business, and they guide each of our sustainability activities.

We serve a significant, yet often overlooked, part of the global population that is not connected to the gas grid and is typically situated in rural areas. The physical delivery of our energy to these customers and the direct interface with them allows us a better understanding of their needs and an opportunity to meet those needs through customised solutions.

Our energy options play a key, practical role in the world’s overall energy mix. As our core LPG and LNG products are cleaner than higher carbon and more polluting solid and liquid fuels, such as heating oil, coal and woody biomass*, we help our customers contribute towards the energy transition.

*LPG has lower emissions compared to polluting solid and liquid fuels, and has virtually no particulate matter emissions, improving both indoor and outdoor air quality. It also eliminates nearly all black carbon emissions from household cooking and helps reduce deforestation.
Source: The Contribution of LPG to the Sustainable Development Goals, World LPG Association.


We are increasing our share of sustainable fuels and continuing to expand into renewable energy solutions and energy-efficiency measures. These offerings will allow us to have an even greater impact by providing more sustainable services to more customers.

Illustrating our impact

Our impact stories highlight some of the sustainability programmes and initiatives taking place across our business, and the many ways in which our global community contributes to a cleaner, healthier and safer planet.

The map below guides you to our local business unit and global impact stories, which focus on our strategic ESG topics.

Local Impact Stories


Hear from our employees

We are proud of how our employees help us drive sustainability throughout the group, both in their everyday behaviours and with the high standards they hold us to. 

Every day, they work to 'advance energy together', providing customers with cleaner, more sustainable options, and innovating and developing the energy products of the future.