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Shell at a glance
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Our headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands, and our Chief Executive Officer is Peter Voser. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales.
Our strategy to generate profitable growth remains to drive forward with our investment programme, to deliver sustainable growth and provide competitive returns to shareholders, while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way.
In Upstream we focus on exploring for new oil and gas reserves and developing major projects where our technology and know-how adds value to the resource holders.
In Downstream our emphasis remains on sustained cash generation from our existing assets and selective investments in growth markets.
Our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people form the basis of the Shell General Business Principles.
Shell by numbers (figures for 2012)
|+70 countries where we operate
~87,000 average number of employees
50% of our production is natural gas
20.2 million tonnes of equity LNG sold during the year
3.3 million barrels of oil equivalent we produce every day
44,000 Shell service stations worldwide
30+ refineries and chemical plants we run
Upstream explores for and extracts crude oil and natural gas.
Downstream refines, supplies, trades and ships crude worldwide, manufactures and markets a range of products, and produces petrochemicals for industrial customers.
Projects & Technology manages delivery of Shell’s major projects and drives the research and innovation to create technology solutions.
• Revenue: $467.2 billion
• Income: $26.8 billion
• Net capital investment: $29.8 billion
• Investment in research and development: $1.3 billion
Fast facts for sustainable development
• $2.2 billion spent on developing alternative energies, carbon capture and storage, and CO2-related R&D over the past five years.
• Around $14 billion spent on goods and services in 2012 from companies in countries with lower incomes.
• Around $149 million spent on voluntary social investments in 2012.
Latest external survey reports 2013 Shell brand value at more than US $29 billion – growth of 35% over 2012.
In the authoritative Brand Finance Global 500 brand valuation survey, Shell continues to the most highly valued energy brand and has risen to 12th place in the overall ranking of the world’s leading brands (from 19th in 2012).