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Shame Shell - support Amnesty ad

May 10

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10/05/2010 14:18  RssIcon

On 18 May, it’s Shell’s AGM. Help Amnesty shame Shell.

International headlines have recently been full of the environmental disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico – with some reporting that the oil slick could become worse than the Exxon Valdez spill of 1989. What’s less well known is that this amount of oil is spilt every year in the Niger Delta – one of the ten most important wetland and coastal marine ecosystems in the world.

What's worse is that this spill is happening by people's homes and water and food sources, without anywhere near adequate clean up. Amazingly, the main company responsible promotes its strong ethical business principles* – Royal Dutch Shell.
On Tuesday 18 May, it’s Shell’s AGM. Amnesty International UK want to make the most of this opportunity to shame Shell in front of their most important audience – their shareholders.

On the day of the AGM  Amnesty plan to place a full page ad in a prominent national newspaper that shareholders will be reading on their way to the meeting.  Amnesty's ad will make embarrassingly clear how Shell is shunning its own principles, trampling on the rights of local communities and ecosystems and make it very hard for them to feel good about their bumper profits.

To do this Amnesty are asking for shareholders in their ad! You can buy a square centimetre for just £10. See the ad and buy your square

Help show Shell's shareholders what they've bought into and prompt them to ask some serious questions about Shell's reputation at the AGM.
*From Shell's own website:
"As we work to help meet the world’s growing energy needs we aim to bring benefits to local communities and reduce impacts of our operations"
, "A career with Shell is more than just a day job. It's an opportunity to join a company who tackle real world problems".



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