Shell at a glance

Shell in India

Shell aspires to be a forward-thinking energy company and aims to meet global energy demand in an affordable and responsible way. Shell is one of the most diversified international oil company in India's energy sector. It is a major private sector supplier of crude products and chemicals to India. With over 4000 staff in the country, Shell has a significant technology centre, a financial business operations centre and operates a joint venture LNG receiving and re-gasification terminal. Shell has signed MOUs for a floating LNG terminal in the country. Shell also has a downstream business marketing fuels, lubricants and specialty products. It recently launched an in-house global IT centre in Bengaluru. 

Shell Companies in India work to create a positive influence in the communities and societies in which they operate. Innovation, collaboration and impact define their social investments which aim to create business as well as societal value. Shell companies commit their resources and employees to help find solutions to today’s sustainability challenges. The core themes around which Shell India creates and drives local plans are  promoting technical education among children; promoting skill based education for livelihood enhancement skills, supporting environmental sustainability, and providing road safety education programmes.

The Shell Commitment and Policy on Health, Safety, Security and the Environment applies across the organisation. All companies and joint ventures in Shell India manage safety in line with this Group policy, which in turn, is supported by a set of mandatory manuals covering topics such as personal, road and process safety. 

Shell has a long history of investment in India and we remain committed to helping the country to meet its energy needs by bringing the highest quality products and services to its people safely and responsibly.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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