Shell - Controversial Business Practices in 2008

, by Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

This report does not contain an analysis of Shell’s corporate responsibility policies, operational aspects
of corporate responsibility management, implementation systems, reporting and transparency, or total
performance on any issue. For some controversies, it is indicated which standards or policies may have been violated and a brief analysis is presented. Apart from this, the report is mainly descriptive. The range of sustainability and corporate responsibility issues eligible for inclusion in this overview is relatively broad. The assessment is mainly based on issues and principles as outlined in the OECD
Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, which Shell endorses as a benchmark standard for its performance.