Royal Dutch Shell


Royal Dutch Shell (usually just called Shell) is one of the biggest companies in the world and has made huge profits from its exploitation of oil, gas and other fossil fuels. Founded in 1907 with the merger of Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and the Shell Transport and Trading Company, head-quartered in the Hague and London, Shell has been accused of a long list of corporate abuse, including polluting the environment across the world, accelerating climate change and complicity in the murder of activists defending their homes from the damage caused by its operations.

You can find Corporate Watch articles on Shell and our 2001Company Profile in the right hand column of this page.

Click here for Shell's head office and other basic information from the opencorporates website.

Click here for details of Shell's latest profits and other financial results from the Bloomberg website.

There is also lots of useful information on Shell's website:

  • Click here to find out where the company is doing business.

  • Click here to find out who's on Shell's board of directors.

  • Click here to download Shell's latest annual report and accounts.

For a more critical perspective on Shell's work try Platform or the anti-Shell, Royal Dutch Shell website.

If you want to do some digging into Shell yourself, have a look at our Investigating Companies: A Do-It-Yourself Handbook.

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