"Dear Reader, Royal Dutch Shell is extremely proud to be the first international petrochemical company to publicly say: We are sorry." After polluting Niger Delta forests with oil spills and gas flaring, and the killing of environmental activists such as Ken Saro-wiwa, Shell Apologises. Is it true? Not really...
"Shell apologises to all inhabitants of Nigeria's Niger Delta for the many years of human rights violations, for which Shell takes full responsibility - said Bradford Houppe, Vice-President of the Ethical Affairs Committee - Shell's operations in the Niger Delta need to be subject to a serious, thorough and humbling re-evaluation."
Today, Royal Dutch Shell is holding back the tears no more.
A big step towards social corporate responsibility... There is a problem however: nobody, at Shell, know Bradford Houppe. In fact, he doesn't exist.
For the Shell's Annual General Meeting on Tuesday May 18 in The Hague, the Yes Men published a fake Shell web site, picturing a truly ethical company. Will Royal Dutch Shell disapprove it?
Meanwhile, a court case, opposes by four Nigerian victims to Royal Dutch Shel, in the court at The Hague. Will Shell apologises?