Royal Dutch Shell
world’s largest energy company
second largest company in the world measured by revenues
one of the six oil and gas "super majors"
has operations in over 90 countries, produces around 3.1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day and has 44,000 service stations worldwide.
“Global Best Practices 2010- Manage integrity risk”-
Brent Spar - obsolete and awaiting decommissioning.
Shell and Greenpeace granted permission by the British government to dump Brent Spar in a deep water trench in the North Sea.
Greenpeace UK reacted quickly and successfully to the situation and Shell backed down.
Hundreds of similar oil installations exist, over 50 of which are due for decommissioning in the next 10 years!
The Niger Delta produces 80% of the oil that comes from Nigeria. It is also the home to many small minority ethnic groups, dependent on fishing and farming, who suffer the irreparable damages of oil drilling on their lands
this environmental assault has smothered land with oil, killed masses of fish and other aquatic life, and introduced devastating acid rain to the land of the Ogoni
For the Ogoni, a people dependent upon farming and fishing, the poisoning of the land and water has had devastating economic and health consequences
Although Shell drills oil in 28 countries, 40% of its oil spills worldwide have occurred in the Niger Delta. In the Niger Delta, there were 2,976 oil spills between 1976 and 199
Shell Blames Communities for 98 Percent Oil Spill!
protest by the Ogoni nation in Nigeria against Shell's operations
Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 others were tried and executed
This resulted in Nigeria's suspension from the Commonwealth of Nations for over 3 years
Shell continues to operate in Nigeria!
In violation of the United Nations sponsored international oil embargo against South Africa, Shell has shipped large quantities of crude oil to South Africa.
Shell has pumped huge amounts of its capital into the petroleum refining and chemical industries in South Africa.
Shell has supplied oil products to the South African military and police, well-known for their brutality.
Shell South Africa pays its white employees while they serve in the South African military--The South African government pays draftees a token wage which Shell supplements.
Shell exploits its black workforce in South Africa!
Shell announced that it was putting $12 billion into a venture with Cosan, the leading company in Brazil’s sugar cane ethanol industry
Cosan was blacklisted by the Labor Ministry in Brazil after severe labor rights abuses were identified at one of the company’s suppliers.
Sugarcane from Brazil is often produced by forced labor.
The general conditions for workers in this sector often include low pay, long hours, minimal or no attention to health and safety standards, exposure to toxic chemicals, and miserable living conditions
Over the years, many workers in Brazil’s sugar industry have been removed from forced labor conditions as well as situations of debt bondage.
Agro fuels have been criticized for many reasons –- negative environmental impacts, contributing to hunger, grabbing land from communities!
Supporting brutal/repressive regimes
Health and safety
Every Saint has a past and every Sinner has a future!