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Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Our headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands, and our Chief Executive Officer is Ben van Beurden. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales.

Our strategy seeks to reinforce our position as a leader in the oil and gas industry, while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way. Safety and environmental and social responsibility are at the heart of our activities.

Our operations are divided into four businesses: Upstream, Integrated Gas, Downstream, and Projects & Technology.

Read more about our strategy and major projects.

Our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people form the basis of the Shell General Business Principles.

Shell by numbers (figures for 2015)

  • 70+ countries where we operate
  • 93,000 employees on average
  • 22.6 million tonnes of equity LNG sold during the year
  • 23 refineries we have interests in
  • 3.0 million barrels of oil equivalent we produce every day

Financial performance:

Financial performance in 2015

  • Revenue: $421.1 billion
  • Income: $14.7 billion
  • Capital investment: $23.9 billion
  • Investment in research and development: $1.2 billion

Fast facts for sustainable development

$122 million spent on voluntary social investment worldwide. Of this:

  • around $93 million spent on local programmes for community development, disaster relief, education, health and biodiversity; and
  • around $29 million spent on our three global strategic themes of enterprise development, road safety and energy access.

In lower-income countries, 75% of spending by Shell companies went to purchase goods and services from local companies.

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