Managing our effect on individuals
We seek the help and contract of indigenous individuals possibly affected by our jobs. We repeat this through discussion and impact administration processes.
Shell has also developed a public place statement on Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), a principle recognised in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We work to make sure we meet the needs of FPIC for governments and organizations to obtain the support of native peoples before beginning a task that could impact their rights. For example, the LNG Canada joint venture (Shell interest 40%) ended up being prepared and created by working closely aided by the Haisla country and six other indigenous communities.
In Canada, we caused Aamjiwnaang First Nation users to transfer land nearby the Shell Sarnia production Centre back to the city.
In addition to securing help for tasks, we try to find opportunities to minimise the effect on our indigenous neighbours and their land legal rights. In 2019, Shell Canada returned around 0.2 square kilometres of land to your Aamjiwnaang First country.