Friday, May 2, 2008

Identify Quality, Environmental and Safety policies of Shell

Introduction to Shell

Shell is a global group of company. It has spread over 130 countries and directly an employer of 108000 people worldwide. Shell is a global leader in energy and petrochemical industry. In present day it is highly depend on non-renewable based product but they haves strongly entered and captured the upcoming renewable energy market shares already. Honesty, integrity and respect have formed the basis of their core principles in business for many years of their history and they will continue it further. Following mission and vision statement describes their core values.

To safely market and distribute energy and petrochemical products while offering innovative value added services.

Vision Statement

We make the difference through our people, a team of dedicated professionals, who value our customers, deliver on our promises and contribute to sustainable development.

There business can be classified into several key areas such as

  • Exploration & Production
  • Gas & Power
  • Oil Products
  • Chemicals
  • Other industry segments and Corporate (include our Renewables and Hydrogen businesses and CO2 co-ordination activities.)
Shell Quality, Environmental and Safety effort and success at a glance

Shell environmental protecting effort

Picture says thousand words

This is the Winner of the Shell Eco-marathon 2006. This biofuel-powered prototype won the game with an energy consumption equivalent to 2885 km/l of petrol.

Joint venture of Shell Wind Energy and power company Nuon, which is situated in Netherland. This 108 MW wind farm supplies enough carbon-free power for more than 100,000 Dutch homes, saving around 140,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year. This is wonderful case in renewable energy industry. These offshore windmills were installed using experiences and technology, which developed for extract of non-renewable petroleum oil.

Anyone knows that bio fuel technology has major challenges to face.

  • · Reduce CO2 Emission in production life cycle
  • · Make them cheaper to reach average consumer
  • · Use sources that do not compete for land with food production (because about 25000 people dies per day due to hunger)

Shell is fighting with these challenges. They have join with Iogen Corporation, which owns a international patent for an enzyme to produce cellulose ethanol from straw. Shell is one of proud investors in Iogen Corporation among other investors such as Goldman Sachs and USA energy department (funding with $385 millions).

As basically petrochemical company they have directly and indirectly involved in many environmental in-balances in global scale. They have accepted that and work continuously to reduce it. They have step in to green energy sources such as wind, bio fuels … etc. While been in top tire of the petrochemical industry, they have realized the weakness and future potentials in renewable and environmental business practices.

Capturing and using the natural gas produced during oil production, improving energy efficiency in our refineries, chemical plants and production facilities and many other steps have been taken to cut polluting streams including their green house gas emissions.

Shell Quality

Clean and efficient engines are inseparably linked with high quality fuel. GTL (Gas-to-Liquids Fuel) fuel is colourless, odourless and virtually sulphur-free. Made from natural gas using pioneering Shell technology, it can be blended with diesel and used in existing modern engines. Shell joined hand with famous auto manufacturer Volkswagen and continue their effort towards high quality auto fuels.

Shell word hard on delivering sulphur-free auto fuels into commercial scale. Actually they have reached zero sulphur level in their auto fules.

In 2006, Shell investment in research and development, including field tests and involvement in third-party technologies, increased to $1.2 billion. Shell company recruited over 3,000 technical professionals and opened a major new Technology Centre in Bangalore, India.

Quality of the product delivering is vital for business growth as well as to be meet triple bottom line sustainability. In order to meet stakeholders’ unlimited requirement with the minimum available resource concentration on quality issues are important. Shell pay very good attention and as well as very high price for their continuous improvement of their business.

Shell Safety Aspects

All operations of Shell involves 108,000 permanent employees and approximately 300,000 contractors. Their goal is zero fatalities. The 2006 shell data says that there are 37 fatalities (2 permanent employees and 35 contactors), only 20 fatalities due to operational practices and other 17 are due political violence, kidnappings and assaults by third parties. With applying environment, safety and health aspects they could have approached continuous improvement in reduction of fatalities













Injuries - total reportable case frequency (TRCF)






Deep Learning

Once there was a fatality in any operation they thoroughly analyze the reason. They call it “Deep Learning”. Shell had two fatalities in Brent Bravo platform in the North Sea in year 2003. They continue their investigations up to year 2006 and accept the reasons behind the tragedy.

Fatalities are not numbers, they are most cause losses of lives or permanent disabilities. Injuries are not percentages or duration of working hours. Those are the hours an employee or contractor suffer with that injuries.

Shell have understand the importance of the safety and with the deep learning over case studies they every day increase the awareness of accidents and implement strong safe environment by providing safety equipments, operator training, driver awareness


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