Shell at a glance

Shell in Canada

8,000 number of employees in Canada.

Approximately 1,300 Shell branded retail stations. About half are Shell-owned, the rest are independent dealers and branded wholesalers.

Shell V-Power gasoline is the number one fuel among major brands.

The Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) joint venture (Shell 60%) is one of Shell's major projects. The current production capacity of AOSP is 255,000 barrels a day of synthetic crude, 11.5 per cent of Canada's domestic demand for oil.

2 refineries in Canada - Scotford (built 1984, the latest in North America. It is the first to exclusively process synthetic crude from oil sands) and Sarnia (built 1952) and 3 chemical plants. Our Country Chair is Michael Crothers.

Our Contribution

Since 2000 Shell has invested more than $96 million in three main areas: Environment, Employees & Education.
Through FuellingChange we invest $2 million in environmental projects across Canada each year. Since 2005 the Athabasca Oil Sands Project has contracted over $1 billion of business to Aboriginal companies and invested over $13 million in social programs supporting communities neigbouring our oil sands operations.

Our Business Activities in Canada

Shell Canada's Upstream businesses explore for and extract natural gas, and market and trade natural gas and power. Our Downstream business refines, supplies, trades and ships crude oil worldwide and manufactures and markets a range of products, including fuels, lubricants, bitumen and liquified petroleum gas (LPG) for home, transport and industrial use. Shell Canada is also the country's largest producer of sulphur.

We work with neighbouring communities, employees, First Nations, governments, and other stakeholders to reduce impacts and maximise benefits from our operations.

Our History in Canada

Shell has been active in Canada since 1911 and is now one of the country’s largest integrated oil and gas companies. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Shell Canada employs more than 8,000 people across Canada.

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Our Values

Our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people form the basis of the Shell General Business Principles.

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.

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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 2015

70+ countries we operate in

93,000 employees on average

22.6 million tonnes of equity LNG sold during the year

23 refineries we have interests in

3.0 million barrels of oil equivalent we produce every day

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Financial performance in 2015

Revenue: $265.0 billion

Income: $2.2 billion

Capital investment: $28.9 billion

Investment in research and development: $1.1 billion

Fast facts for sustainable development (2014)

$14 billion spent in lower income countries

1,074 assessments of suppliers against the Shell Supplier Principles

$160 million spent on voluntary social investment worldwide

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