Purpose and values

We share our purpose, core values and ambitions with our parent company SHV.

Courage to care for generations to come

The courage to care means a promise to shape the future, not simply adapt to it. For everyone at SHV, every day provides the inspiration to create a better tomorrow for generations to come.

SHV Energy proudly shares its purpose, core values and ambitions with parent company SHV. We are tens of thousands talented individuals from all around the world. We are a family of companies active in various industries operating across continents. Our purpose is the glue that connects us. 

A defined purpose makes the difference between knowing how we should go about our work and understanding why we are all proud to do so. A long-term vision supported by our shareholders.

Our ambition

Performance without purpose is not meaningful, and purpose without performance is not sustainable. We strive to make a positive impact for people, planet and performance.

Equal opportunities
To build and develop a future proof and diverse inclusive workforce.

Good work conditions
To ensure safe and healthy working conditions.

Community development
To drive sustainable development around us through education and knowledge.

Sustainable supply chain
To execute sustainable sourcing, production and distribution of our products and services.

Smaller footprint
To reduce (in)direct greenhouse gas emissions.

Customer satisfaction
To deliver real impact through exceptional products and services.

Sustainable growth
To grow responsibly and profitably.


In the SHV family of companies, we share values that underline our courage to care. Working openly and honestly, we never compromise our values to boost our results. We believe that to care means finding the courage to put our values into action, day in, day out.

Courage to stay true to our principles
Working openly and honestly, we never compromise our values to boost our results. Our values are visible in our everyday actions.

Courage to let people lead
Because of an unwavering belief in our people we entrust them with responsibility, giving them the confidence to take the initiative, develop themselves and embrace new opportunities.

Courage to shape the future
Driven by an entrepreneurial mindset, we explore different perspectives on the road to progress, while we listen, learn, and react to create and seize new opportunities.

Courage to see the best in all people
We recognize the true potential in all people, welcoming everyone as valued members of our family. We actively contribute to a safe working environment built on respect for each other.

Courage to deliver the exceptional
Passionate about the ongoing success of our people, our business, and the communities around us.