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Shell joins ITF Corporate Partnership Board

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,” said 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,” said 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.

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The International Transport Forum is an intergovernmental organisation with 62 member countries. It acts as a think tank for transport policy and organises the Annual Summit of transport ministers. ITF is the only global body that covers all transport modes. The ITF is administratively integrated with the OECD, yet politically autonomous.

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ITF works for transport policies that improve peoples’ lives. Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the role of transport in economic growth, environmental sustainability, and social inclusion and to raise the public profile of transport policy.

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ITF organises global dialogue for better transport. We act as a platform for discussion and pre-negotiation of policy issues across all transport modes. We analyse trends, share knowledge and promote exchange among transport decision-makers and civil society. ITF’s Annual Summit is the world’s largest gathering of transport ministers and the leading global platform for dialogue on transport policy.

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Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. For further information, visit Additionally, it is important to note that as of 11 January 2021, Shell’s operating plans and budgets do not reflect Shell’s net-zero emissions ambition. Shell’s aim is that, in the future, its operating plans and budgets will change to reflect this movement towards its new net-zero emissions ambition. However, these plans and budgets need to be in step with the movement towards a net-zero emissions economy within society and among Shell’s customers.

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