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Partnering with Communities
Shell Alaska understands that communication is the key to our partnership with North Slope residents and communities, and we are dedicated to making a positive impact in the areas where we operate.
We have held more than 450 community meetings – in addition to numerous education and briefing forums – on the North Slope. We have also held one-on-one meetings with stakeholders to keep them updated on our progress and plans. During our discussions, we gather historical and traditional information from North Slope residents. We then use indigenous expertise in areas that include migratory patterns, ice movement and weather in our studies and operations to help us protect the environment and local wildlife while operating safely.
One way Shell delivers benefits to local communities is through social investment – voluntary contributions to local social and environmental programs. Our policy is to make contributions within an approved budget to selected organizations and groups for projects that enhance the quality of life in Alaska communities.
Projects must reinforce Shell’s commitment to the areas of education, community and the environment. Please read our social investment contribution guidelines before submitting a grant application.
Education & Workforce Development
Shell is determined to share the benefits of our activities in offshore Alaska with Alaskans, especially those on the North Slope. We follow a workforce development strategy that includes support for internships, vocational education and funding Ilisagvik College in Barrow. Providing jobs and skills to develop the workforce will continue to be a priority for us.