Ethics are a major concern in international business and companies face ethical issues very frequently royal dutch shell, commonly known as shell, is a fusion of over 1,700 companies around the world shell nigeria is one of the largest oil producers in the shell group and more than 80% of the oil extractions in nigeria is in the niger delta. Shell nigeria in 1958 the royal dutch/shell group started drilling for, transporting and refining oil in nigeria nigeria's large supply of high quality crude oil helped shell climb to the top, by 1994 shell made more money than other company in the world. The same tactic was adopted in nigeria, where the royal niger company was under the command of the british government “while its existence was of a short period, it played a pivotal role in helping the british take control of nigeria” (falola) according to heaton’s and falola’s research, nigeria became part of the british empire in 1901.
Shell nigeria is one of the largest oil producers in the shell group and more than 80% of the oil extractions in nigeria is in the niger delta the delta is a home to many small minority ethnic groups, such as ogoni, all of which suffer exploitation of human rights, environmental rights, and economical and health issues by big multinational oil companies, mainly shell.
Nigeria is referred to as the “giant of west africa,” with a population of over 98 million, and a land mass of twice the size of california (lawrence, shell oil in nigeria, 2008) nigeria is the sixth largest oil producer in the world, currently over 95 percent of its foreign exchange market is from the sale of oil. Shell oil and the exploitation of nigeria - shell oil and the exploitation of nigeria nigeria has been a country in political turmoil for a long time the country was created in 1914 under british colonial rule and at that time it was considered a protectorate. Shell nigeria is one of the largest oil producers in the shell group and more than 80% of the oil extractions in nigeria is in the niger delta the delta is a home to many small minority ethnic groups, such as ogoni, all of which suffer exploitation of human rights, environmental rights, and economical and health issues by big multinational oil. A report on the accountability in shell company in 4 areas of accountability describe and explain each of these selected issues and secondly describe how each issue is implemented shell accountability is a key corporate governance policy. International management issues- shell in nigeria executive summary this report focuses on the issues surrounding shell operation and ethical practices in nigeria.
Royal dutch shell plc (shell) is a british-dutch group operating in energy and petrochemical sector headquartered in netherlands referring world-bank 2011 reports nigeria is the most populated country in africa having a diverse 150 million-population.
Oil accounts for more than 90 percent of the country’s foreign exchange, and more than 80 percent of federal government revenue (lawrence, shell oil in nigeria, 2008) shell oil and ethics business ethics is the “application of general ethical ideas to business behavior ” (lawrence & weber, business and society, 2008. Shell and nigeria have failed on oil pollution clean-up, amnesty says but shell insists it’s following international best practice in its operations in the west african country.
From the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, nigeria built its forts in the areas of economics through regional and international trade, and on agrarian bases however, the major part of her trade was in slaves. In nigeria, shell also organizes competitions like mathematics competitions and essays for students in secondary schools shell nigeria also awards scholarships to undergraduates in nigerian universities from the niger delta region as a way of aiding their studies. Shell began investing at nigeria in 1937, and is the largest oil operation in nigeria, producing half of the 25 million barrels nigeria's exports daily (foxcroft, 2004) over usd12 billion in oil is pumped out every year, and most of it goes to the us (damu and bacon, 1996.