Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) has joined the International Transport Forum’s (ITF) Corporate Partnership Board. Shell and the ITF will work together on sustainability issues, the decarbonisation of transport, innovative mobility and workforce diversity.
“As we move into a new age of mobility, reducing transport emissions remains a central challenge to achieving our climate goals. There can be no clean mobility without clean energy,” says Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General of the ITF. “We are delighted that Shell will be contributing to our important work on decarbonising transport as a member of the ITF Corporate Partnership Board.”
“In line with our Climate Ambition, Shell is working with broad coalitions of businesses, governments and other parties – sector by sector – to help identify and enable viable decarbonisation pathways,” says Carlos Maurer, Executive Vice President, Shell Global Commercial. “Decarbonising the transport sectors will require urgent action and long-term vision from policymakers to stimulate commercial and consumer opportunities. The ITF provides a leading platform to advance transport policy in this direction, and we are very excited to work more closely with ITF experts and other members of their Corporate Partnership Board.”
Shell is a global company with more than 80,000 employees in over 70 countries. It has a long history of providing energy products and services to the transport sectors through its aviation, shipping, commercial road transport and mobility businesses. In April 2020, Shell released its Climate Ambition to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner, in step with society. One of the ways in which Shell plans to achieve its ambition is to work with customers to address the emissions which are produced when they use the fuels they buy from Shell.
The ITF is an intergovernmental organisation with 62 member countries that facilitates global dialogue for better transport. The ITF acts as a think tank for member governments and organises an annual summit of transport ministers. The Corporate Partnership Board is the ITF’s platform for engaging with the private sector and enriching global transport policy discussion with a business perspective.
The members of the ITF Corporate Partnership Board are: AB InBev, Airbus, Alstom, Aramco, Bosch, Cruise, ExxonMobil, Iberdrola, Incheon International Airport, Kakaomobility, Kyyti, Michelin, NXP, PTV Group, Penta Security, RATP Group, Shell, Siemens, SNCF, SPEA Engineering, Total, Toyota, Uber, Valeo, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group and Waymo.