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Shell” Internet discussion forum still “Suspended”: 13 Jan 2006
The latest embarrassment to Shell:
11 January 2006: 09.30am EST
ShellNews.net: Shell alienates and defrauds almost an entire country: Tuesday 10 January 2006:
Article: “…the Bonga field is very late and over budget.”: Monday 9 January 2006:
ShellNews.net: 399 REASONS WHY JON CHADWICK, DEPARTING CHAIRMAN OF SHELL
MALAYSIA, SHOULD BE HANGING HIS HEAD IN SHAME: Sun 8 January 2006:
Bribery and Corruption at
Shell: Saturday 14 January 2006: 04.15 hours EST
On Friday 13 January 2006
we received the following comment from a Shell insider in response to a Dow
Jones article concerning an alleged attempt to
bribe the Mayor of Sakhalin.
Jones report about the $50,000 reminds me of a comment that I heard within
Shell - something to the effect that Shell were under increasing financial
pressure from the Russian "mafia" - it's not exactly unusual for cash to
change hands in Russian deals, but this example (while perhaps better
documented than others) may be little more than the tip of the iceberg.
We did receive
further information later in the day from another Shell insider regarding
the question of bribery and corruption at Shell, but agreed with the source
that it was not sufficiently substantiated to warrant publication.
however admitted in Annual CRS Reports that some of its employees have
engaged in such activity.
following is an extract from “The Shell Report 2004”:
“In 2004, we provide the number of proven incidents of
bribery and fraud gathered by our internal audit system and reported to the
Group Audit Committee – 16 bribery incidents and 123 fraud cases were
reported, resulting in the dismissal or resignation of 203 staff and
contractors. We will continue to improve our detection and data quality.”
The following is an extract from “Meeting the Energy Challenge: The Shell
Report 2003” (page 39): “Bribery, by its nature, is
difficult to detect and prove. Many accusations prove unfounded. Our
businesses run control systems based on the risks they are facing. Globally,
we require businesses to report incidents of bribery and corruption to the
Group Audit Committee. Annually, Country Chairs report proven incidents of
bribery through our annual assurance process. Internal audit runs an
internal incident reporting process. We suspect that we still detect only a
fraction of the actual incidents that occur. We continue to report this
information (see data tables) to be transparent and to signal our
seriousness in stamping out these practises. We will be looking for ways to
improve our detection and reporting processes in 2003.”
These reports were written and published under the Shell management
responsible for the reserves fraud.
The following extract is from page 13 of the “2003 PEOPLE AND THE
ENVIRONMENT ANNUAL REPORT” published by The Shell Petroleum Development
Company of Nigeria Limited. Whistle-Blowing: During
the year, Tell Shell made ground in fostering the habit of promptly
reporting wrongdoings in order to maintain the ethical fibre of our
operations. In 2003, 174 reported cases led to the release of 29 career and
contract staff (apart from monetary penalties) and the de—registration of 16
contractors. At present, one in eight reported cases results in action being
taken against individuals -justifying the whistle-blowing process as a
significant, confidential means of correcting inappropriate behaviour.”
Although there is no indication of what the “cases” were about, the
preceding section of the same page was headed “Tackling Corruption”.
of course also the leaked Shell report prepared by WAC Global Services -
“PEACE AND SECURITY IN THE NIGER DELTA”
- which concluded that:
“corporate behaviour of Royal Dutch/Shell in Nigeria feeds
a vicious cycle of violence and corruption”.
Shell’s own admissions about corruption and bribery speak for themselves.
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Bribery and Corruption at Shell:
Saturday 14 January 2006:
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ShellNews.net: ‘Shell Venster’
magazine photograph captures Royal Dutch Shell Plc Company Secretary, Michiel
Brandjes, involved in a screwing job with his secretary:
Shell Malaysia Chairman’s new job: Saturday 7 January 2006:
Shell Insider News on Walter van de Vijver: Wednesday 4 January 2006 22.45 GMT:
ShellNews.net: Shell insider view on
Sakhalin II loan news from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development:
"In spite of Shell's
attempts to spin this announcement, this does not mean that the project has been
given a clean bill of health.":
Thursday 15 December 2005: 12.15 EST:
The latest embarrassment to Shell:
Now Updated for Wednesday 11 Jan:
From a Shell Insider:
had to get this long story off my chest, I am glad there is a forum where
this can get published/discussed without being killed off.": "Freedom
of speech is great, it should be encouraged within Shell too.)
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