Shell at a glance

Shell in Japan

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. Our aim is to meet the energy needs of society, in ways that are economically, socially and environmentally viable, now and in the future. We operate in 70+ countries and hires 93,000 employees on average.

In Japan, Shell has been an active player in Japan's energy industry for more than one hundred years.

With world-class operational performance and reliability and potential growth opportunities, we look forward to contributing to Japan’s national agenda of securing safe, stable, economic and environmentally superior energy supply.

Shell worldwide

Shell worldwide

Royal Dutch Shell was formed in 1907, although our history dates back to the early 19th century, to a small shop in London where the Samuel family sold sea shells.

Today, Shell is one of the world’s major energy companies, employing an average of 93,000 people and operating in more than 70 countries. Our headquarters are in The Hague, the Netherlands, and our Chief Executive Officer is Ben van Beurden. The parent company of the Shell group is Royal Dutch Shell plc, which is incorporated in England and Wales.

Our strategy seeks to reinforce our position as a leader in the oil and gas industry, while helping to meet global energy demand in a responsible way. Safety and environmental and social responsibility are at the heart of our activities.

Read about our history from 1833 to the present

Our purpose

We believe that oil and gas will remain a vital part of the global energy mix for many decades to come. Our role is to ensure that we extract and deliver these energy resources profitably and in environmentally and socially responsible ways.

We aim to work closely with our customers, our partners and policymakers to advance a more efficient and sustainable use of energy and natural resources.

Our people

Our people work together on some of the most innovative and exciting energy projects in the world. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better solutions.

Professional training, development programmes and ongoing support mean that our people are given every opportunity to reach their potential. And our leadership programmes enable talented individuals to become the energy industry leaders of tomorrow.

Shell at a glance in 2016

70+ countries we operate in

92,000 employees on average

57.1 million tonnes of LNG sold during the year

22 refineries we have interests in

3.7 million barrels of oil equivalent we produce per day

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Financial performance in 2016

Revenue: $233.6 billion

Income: $4.8 billion

Capital investment: $79.9 billion (including acquisition of BG Group plc)

Investment in research and development: $1.0 billion


Fast facts for sustainable development in 2016

$102 million spent on voluntary social investment worldwide. Of this:

  • around $44 million spent on local programmes for community development, disaster relief, education, health and biodiversity; and
  • around $58 million spent on our global themes - energy access, boosting local skills and enterprise, and STEM education.

We estimate that almost $96 million of our total spend in 2016 was in countries that are part of the United Nations Development Programme Human Development Index 2015, that is, those defined as having a gross domestic product of less than $15,000 a year per person. In 2016, Shell spent $45 billion on goods and services from 43,000 suppliers globally.

History of Shell

The predecessor of Shell in Japan today, Rising Sun Petroleum Co. Ltd., was created in 1900 and celebrated its centenary in 2000. The business activities of Shell in Japan continue to evolve after more than 100 years.
 

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What we do

Shell is an integrated energy company that aims to meet the world’s growing demand for energy in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.

Our values

Our General Business Principles, Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics help everyone at Shell act in line with our values.