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Shell South Africa Pension Fund: Email response 27 March 2009 from Richard Wiseman, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Royal Dutch Shell Plc

From: <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:22:14 +0100
To: <[email protected]>
Cc: <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>, <[email protected]>
Subject: RE: Royal Dutch Shell Pension Fund Conspiracy and Deception

Just to confirm, we have nothing to add to the replies already given to Mr Purchase.

Regards

Richard Wiseman

Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Royal Dutch Shell plc
Shell Centre, London SE1 7NA read more

EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN TO MICHIEL BRANDJES, COMPANY SECRETARY & GENERAL COUNSEL, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC: SENT 25 MARCH 2009

Printed below is a draft article. It contains my interpretation of the information contained in email correspondence supplied to me by Shell SA retiree, Mr Ken Purchase. No doubt you will advise if any of the emails are not authentic. If I do not hear from you by close of business on Friday 27 March, I will take it that there is no dispute or challenge over authenticity, stated facts, nor my interpretations or conclusions, and will state as such.

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Bilderberg, Shadow Super-government: ROYAL DUTCH SHELL CONNECTIONS

Royal Dutch Shell Plc board members Jeroen van der Veer and Jorma Ollila, and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands - a long term major shareholder in Royal Dutch Shell - are all members of this sinister super secret group and all three have attended the infamous secret meetings.

What the news media says about the website that’s cost Shell billions…

On 25 January 2008, Carl Mortished, World Business Editor of The Times newspaper wrote an article headlined: “Shell chief fears oil shortage in seven years” in which he described the site as “an independent website that monitors the company.”

What the news media says about the website which has cost Shell billions…

In July 2007, the One World Trust, an independent research organisation associated with the UK Houses of Parliament and the United Nations, said in an "Accountability in Action" newsletter: "As The Royal Dutch Shell plc website shows, a gripe site can have a profound impact on global organisations". The newsletter went on to say: "The site has not only cost Shell billions of dollars in Russia... "even Shell insiders unhappy with the company use it".

Article by former Royal Dutch Shell executive Paddy Briggs: Shell pulls out of Wind Farm project

"...as a commentator on brand and reputation management I find Shell’s mismatch between rhetoric and reality a continuing and monstrous disgrace."

It’s not the most elegant phrase to use but it seems appropriate – come on Shell “Cut the crap”.

Allegation: massive Sakhalin II pipeline hydrotest failure has caused major environmental damage

 

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Allegation: massive Sakhalin II pipeline hydrotest failure has caused major damage 

The following comment was posted on our Live Chat facility on Thursday 1 May 2008

guest_9125 : Massive pipeline hydrotest failure on Sakhalin northern pipelines has caused enormous environmental damage and has set back project schedule by at least two months. Gazprom know nothing about the seriousness of this latest distaster and project delay will only lenghten well into 2009. Meantime, Craig and Rolly Polly Finlayson are doing everything they can to blame and destroy Guyt and Huijskes and to cover up truth. help all Sakhaline people please.  read more

Article by former Royal Dutch Shell exec Paddy Briggs: Shell pulls out of Wind Farm project

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Article by former Royal Dutch Shell exec Paddy Briggs: Shell pulls out of Wind Farm project

‘THURSDAY, MAY 01, 2008

Sometimes Shell’s actions are so extraordinary that you wonder if the announcements that they make are a wind up – thrown into the ether just to see what might happen. The withdrawal from the “London Array” wind farm project is just such a decision. I know nothing about the business plan for this project except that I doubt that there were any “unknowns” which have suddenly become “knowns”. Indeed Shell’s statement that the decision is a consequence of an “ongoing review of projects and investment choices” suggests that they just went off the idea – as they have with so many other non traditional business ventures over the years. Shell’s definition of their “core business” becomes narrower and narrower over the years – step-outs into Renewables being walked away from with the same disregard for their reputation for veracity as many of the previous wimp outs. read more

Former Shell International HSE Group Auditor Bill Campbell comments on our article: ‘Contenders for the tarnished Shell crown’

My only comment on the statement that quote "Brinded has a track record of turning a blind eye to corrupt management and has the blood on his hands of Shell offshore workers that lost their lives in a preventable accident on the Brent Bravo production platform" was that he was in fact the corrupt Manager (Director) and the 1999 major audit atypically pointed the finger at him as the main catalyst for the demise witnessed in that organisation.

Contenders for the tarnished Shell crown

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Contenders for the tarnished Royal Dutch Shell crown

By John Donovan

The Financial Times published an article on Saturday revealing Shell’s intention to make “one-off retention payments to three Shell executive directors”, Malcolm Brinded, Peter Voser and Linda Cook; the three candidates vying to succeed Jeroen van der Veer when he retires in June next year.

Financial Times Article

Not an inspiring trio

Brinded has a track record of turning a blind eye to corrupt management and has the blood on his hands of Shell offshore workers that lost their lives in a preventable accident on the Brent Bravo production platform for which Shell admitted responsibility and paid a record breaking fine. Brinded failed to take adequate action after a “Touch Fuck All” safety culture was exposed in a safety audit led by Shell International HSE Group Auditor, Bill Campbell. read more

Email correspondence with former Shell International HSE Group Auditor Bill Campbell involving Royal Dutch Shell Plc Company Secretary Michiel Brandjes

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Email correspondence with former Shell International HSE Group Auditor Bill Campbell involving Royal Dutch Shell Plc Company Secretary Michiel Brandjes

Please note that the correspondence below is published without seeking prior approval from Mr Campbell. We accept responsibility for publication of his extremely blunt assessment of Shell EP Production Director, Mr Greg Hill.  

EMAIL FROM JOHN DONOVAN TO BILL CAMPBELL, COPIED TO MICHIEL BRANDJES

From: John Donovan
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 09:05:44 +0100
To: “[email protected]
Cc: “[email protected]
Conversation: Shell
Subject: Shell

Hello Bill

Welcome back to the UK. I trust your batteries are fully recharged. This is in response to your recent mails. read more

Shell fat cat management unwilling to allow needy Shell pensioners to benefit from multi-billion windfall profits

Shell fat cat management unwilling to allow needy Shell pensioners to benefit from multi-billion windfall profits

Introduction by John Donovan

Paddy Briggs resigns from Shell Pensioners Association National Committee because Shell unwilling to consider sympathetically proposals for a special pension review for thousands of Shell pensioners, many very elderly, struggling on low pensions which have failed to maintain their real value in recent times. (Condensed from Paddy’s resignation letter below)

FROM SPA News (Shell Pensioners Association) Issue 142: Spring 2008

Supplied by a Shell source

Front Page

Company says no to a discretionary adjustment above RPI read more

Former Shell Exec Paddy Briggs comments on The Shell Foundation

Wikipedia Commons image: Paddy Briggs 

April 18th, 2008 03:22

Former Shell Exec Paddy Briggs comments on The Shell Foundation

The following comments by Mr Paddy Briggs arise from a letter sent to The Guardian newspaper by Kurt Hoffman.

Letter from Kurt Hoffman director of the Shell Foundation

Paddy says…

The “Shell Foundation” is a classic example of how modern corporations seek to create a halo effect around their global brands implying a high degree of altruism exists, whilst in reality making the absolute minimum amounts of funding available. Shell’s rhetoric, exemplified by Mr Hoffman’s self-congratulatory letter and the very name of the initiative (suggesting something analogous with genuinely big charitable enterprises like the Ford Foundation or the Gates Foundation) is misleading in the extreme. read more

Goblok, Paddy Briggs and Shell ethics

By John Donovan

The following is an extract from comments about Shell made by “Goblok”, an anonymous contributor to our website…

A business not a charity and hopefully a responsible one most of the time. Is everyone in Shell decent and ethical – for the most part yes I am sure like most other MultiNationals – it mirrors the society in which employees work and live. Are there still a few “bastards” in the organisation who are egotistical and selfish: probably yes! but then thats life and you will find the same in every company and every part of Civil Society read more

Former Shell Exec Paddy Briggs comments on the article: The Pearls of Shell

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The Times: “The Pearls of Shell”

April 16, 2008
Dominic Walsh: City Diary

A colleague visiting Shell’s group head office in The Hague the other day picked up a booklet in the foyer entitled Shell Group Headquarters House Rules. On the inside front page is a section called “The Pearls of Shell”, which says: “The people employed at Shell are the pearls of our company. They impart lustre to our business and deliver first-class performance, day in day out. That is why it is vital to cherish their wellbeing, health and safety.” There is more guff about “treating one another with respect” but by now you have doubtless already reached for the sick bucket. read more

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