By John Donovan
When I started with Shell all those years ago I was proud to be an employee of what I considered to be nothing less than the best company in the world; an internationally respected brand and an equally highly respected management. It is a matter of the deepest regret to me that the company has sunk so law with its management acquiring global notoriety for participating in a disgraceful scandal which ranks alongside the likes of Enron and WorldCom.
l am finding it hard to come to terms with the con- artist mentality of a management which thought it could say one thing in speeches and advertising – pledging “Profits and Principles” honesty, openness, integrity etc and actually get away and rewarded with doing the exact opposite.
(PUBLISHED SOON AFTER THE SHELL RESERVES SCANDAL. TEXT AS CITED IN ROYAL DUTCH SHELL COURT SUBMISSIONS)