Shell in China
Shell in China
Shell's story in China dates back to more than one century ago. All of Shell’s core businesses are now represented in China and our head office in China is in Beijing.
Our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people form the basis of the Shell General Business Principles.
Our business activities in China
All of Shell’s core businesses are now represented in China: Upstream, Integrated Gas and New Energies, Downstream (Oil Products and Chemicals) and our Projects and Technology organisation. Please click below link for more information.
In China, we work together with our partners on a wide range of social investment projects in three focus areas: Education, Environment and Capacity Building.
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 82,000 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.
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 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.
70+ countries we operate in
82,000 employees on average
71 million tonnes of LNG sold during the year
21 refineries we have interests in
3.7 million barrels of oil equivalent we produce per day
Revenue: $388.4 billion
Income: $23.9 billion
Capital investment: $24.8 billion
Investment in research and development: $986 million
Fast facts for sustainable development in 2018
$113 million was spent on voluntary social investment worldwide. Of this:
- $47 million was spent on local programmes for community development, disaster relief, education, road safety, health and biodiversity.
- $66 million was in line with our global themes – access to energy, community skills, enterprise development and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education.
We estimate that around $102 million of our total social investment spend in 2017 was in countries that are part of the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index 2016. These countries have a gross domestic product of less than $15,000 a year per person. Significant support is also provided in the form of voluntary work by Shell employees and donations of equipment.