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How Shell changed its culture and lost its way

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Financial Times: How Shell changed its culture and lost its way

By Ian Bickerton

Published: June 17 2004 21:36

Posted 18 June 2004

It is rare to find Royal Dutch/Shell in openly confessional mood. Yet as Jeroen van der Veer, its managing chairman, stood with the applause of the oil group’s 400 senior executives ringing in his ears at a conference in Houston, Texas, last month, he will have known that the response was an expression of relief that the century-old Dutch-British company had finally come clean.

“Did the mid-90s transformation bring the desirable behaviours?” asked Mr van der Veer. “Or did it erode professionalism, corporate cohesion, ‘enterprise first’ thinking and loyalty?” read more

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OPEC Plans Drastic Cut In Oil Production

Royal Dutch Shell has announced that it will delay some of its planned expansion of expensive oil sands projects in Canada. Rob J. Routs, executive director of oil products and chemicals and a member of the board at Royal Dutch Shell, said that reaching the target of 700,000 barrels a day would be "pushed out at least two to four years."

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Shell’s Routs: On Diesel, Algae, and OPEC

Mr. Routs talked with the WSJ’s Neil King about the world’s thirst for oil, the challenges facing Detroit and the U.S. transportation sector, and where oil prices are heading.

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Shell says EU carbon plan may harm refinery

European Union plans to tighten carbon trading rules after 2012 risk damaging the global competitiveness of Royal Dutch Shell's (RDSa.L: Quote, Profile, Research,Stock Buzz) Pernis refinery, a Shell executive told a newspaper published on Saturday. Rob Routs, Executive Director of Downstream (oil products and chemicals), said the oil major was concerned about the consequences for Europe's biggest oil refinery if the EU pursued its plans without the United States and China on board.

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Top job shake-up at Shell in pipeline as new chief eyes costs

Shell has suffered a small exodus of talent in the past six months, including Lynn Laverty Elsenhans, 52, who reported to Mr Routs as head of refining and chemicals and was seen as a strong candidate to succeed him. Losing too many more top executives would be embarrassing.

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Shake-up in pipeline as Shell chief eyes costs

Royal Dutch Shell is considering changing the structure of its top executive team, in a move seen by some industry insiders as a precursor to a wider shake-up under Peter Voser, who takes over as chief executive in July.

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Overnight email correspondence with Richard Wiseman, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Royal Dutch Shell Plc

Quite frankly, given your track record it is disgraceful that you have been appointed to the position of Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Royal Dutch Shell Plc. It must be because Machiavelli is unavailable.

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Angry Shell Ethiopia employees accuse Shell of discrimination and infringement of human rights

The demonstration which was held on July 23, 2008 is one of the various moves that the employees are planning to do until their demands are met. Such moves might go to a larger scale that can lead to strike, press releases, media, etc.

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Shell rocked by investor revolt

Royal Dutch Shell yesterday faced an investor revolt at its annual meeting when just under half of voting shareholders failed to back a plan to award three executives €1m (£795,000) bonuses to stay in their jobs.

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