Kids Community Advisory Panel ripple effect

Shell Pernis Kids Community Advisory Panel

Kids Panel on the red carpet

In July fifteen children from different schools in the local communities were installed as Kids Community Advisory Panel member. During interactive lessons and excursions they learned about refinery, safety, the environment and working in technical jobs. This panel was asked to advice Shell Pernis about D&I: diversity and inclusion. During the research they asked many questions, formed opinions and came with good and new views.

Last week the panelmembers presented their advice aout D&I in a special film premiere. The kids compiled a checklist, entailing 10 important elements for a pleasant working environment. This list can be used to research the workplace. The first official check was performed and filmed at Shell Pernis. Together with the D&I focal point I received the completed checklist. The film is a good tool to showcase the Shell Pernis workplace and to involve staff in the diversity and inclusion topic. The children are now motivated to share their learnings and also use the list at school.

Official handout moment of checklist

Shell Pernis receives completed checklist

The Kids Communit Advisory Panel is a good example of 2-way communication. The kids learn about business activities and the business learns from the kids fresh and creative ideas. The project creates a ripple effect, because the stories are share in the classroom, at school, to family and friends, on social media and in local papers.

The Shell Pernis Kids Community Advisory is a partnership from Shell Pernis and De Kleine Ambassade.

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