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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Shell shareholders asked to demand more accountability
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¬†Churchgoers who hold shares in oil giant Royal Dutch Shell are being asked to support a move to make the company more accountable. The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR), which works to promote shareholder activism in the UK churches, is planning to bring a resolution calling for greater responsibility to the company's 2006 Annual General Meeting. ECCR believes that Shell's impact on some of its 'frontline' communities ≠ those living close to its operations ≠ 'merits urgent attention.' ECCR is concerned about local communities and the environment close to Shell facilities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, County Mayo in Ireland and on Sakhalin Island off the coast of Russia. The resolution calls for 'a major improvement in Shell's performance in terms of community and stakeholder consultation, risk analysis, and social and environmental impact analysis.' Only 100 Shell shareholders are needed to co-sign the resolution before the end of February. For more details see: www.eccr.org.uk e-mail: miles.litvinoff@eccr.org.uk or call: 020 8965 9682
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