Shell i Nigeria: Corporate Social Responsibility i olieindustrien

Magnus Verner Kampmann, Emilie Skytte Skov, Zenia Egelund Lüpke, Nashwan Al-Zyadi & Victor Zeymer Radsted

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


Our interest in this project is based on the paradox that Nigeria holds one of the world’s largest oil reserves thus making it a home for a billion dollar oil industry, while at the same time being one of the poorest countries in Africa. In the last decade an increasing attention on the oil industry, especially Shell, has erupted. In the wake of the Bodo spill, which caused devastating environmental damage of the Bodo area, leaving thousands of Nigerians without a home, demand for oil companies acting more social responsible increased. How can a company act socially responsible? The increasing attention on how companies can act properly in the global south has caused institutions such as the EU and the UN, to adopt the term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a possible solution for the above. CSR is a set of concrete strategies and principles a company must follow in order to be more social responsible. Large companies like Shell have also started working with CSR and its principles in the last couple of years. This leads to the question: How can Shells CSR strategy compensate for its negative environmental, social end economic contribution in Nigeria? Giving the fact that many institutions and companies have accepted CSR as being the new way of acting responsible, it is relevant examining how and if CSR actually works. Shell, being a large oil company working with CSR, makes it the perfect case of study. This project has examined how Shell works with the principles of CSR, and how these principles have been implemented in its daily operations. After obtaining these results, Marxist theories has been used to explain what societal structures might causes these. Thus one gets a better understanding of the defects and potentials of CSR as something that can contribute to positive development in the global south, and in this case, the underdeveloped country of Nigeria.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato16 nov. 2019
Antal sider61
VejledereKristine Juul


  • Shell
  • Olieindustri
  • CSR
  • Corporate Social Rensponsibility
  • Olie
  • Nigeria
  • Niger Delta
  • Ogoniland
  • Frynas
  • Watts
  • Michael Hopkins
  • Marx
  • Kapitalisme
  • Marxisme
  • Yates
  • Mick Moore
  • OJO
  • BIg oil industry
  • Bodo
  • Afrika
  • Globale syd
  • Bodo spill
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • D'arcy Petroleum
  • Kristian Høyer Toft
  • CSR kritik