Shell Real Estate Zero by Thirty programme, Global

Helping move a global energy company towards its net zero goal.

Shell Real Estate aims to decarbonise its global real estate portfolio of corporate offices and campuses by 2030 using a sustainability programme called ‘Zero by Thirty’. This is part of Shell’s broader target to become a net zero emissions energy business by 2050.  

Key information

Date started:
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Client type:
Real estate
Main services:
advisory, programme management

Driving real change

According to the World Green Building Council, the building and construction sector is globally responsible for 38 percent of all carbon emissions from energy consumption, and the building footprint is expected to double by 2060. Shell Real Estate professionally manages a high value portfolio for a vast number of employees across the globe.

Through its Zero by Thirty programme, Shell Real Estate is developing a structured and scalable project management framework to help the function reach its goal. It has also developed an integrated strategy across its real estate operations covering buildings, transportation and travel, now embedded into its plans.

This strategy will help to drive further sustainable practices into Shell’s ‘business as usual’ real estate model as it strives to play a key role to help decarbonise its built environment

Effective planning 

Shell Real Estate appointed us as advisors to establish a dedicated net zero project management office (PMO).

Through the PMO, our project team is supporting six workstreams across Shell’s Real Estate function to develop best practice guidelines and policies for its net zero emissions pathway plan. This included developing a unique strategy of pathfinder projects to transition the real estate function to net zero.

Using an 18-month roadmap, we have provided a plan to help transition Shell’s entire global real estate portfolio to net zero by 2030.

Road to success

Our successful advisory and programme management strategy means Shell Real Estate has a structured global approach and established reporting procedures to the senior leadership team.

Transparent, robust systems ensure all team members and stakeholders fully engage with the plan. These new ways of working across all real estate activities will contribute to removing carbon emissions and result in a more sustainable method of procurement, delivery and operations.

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