|2020-05-25 來源： 中國石化新聞網|
該公司首席執行官本?范?伯登（Ben van Beurden）在一份給員工的通知中寫道，公司正在進行重組，使管理組織變得更精簡、更有彈性。該公司已大幅削減支出，并削減了三分之二的股息，這令投資者感到意外。
值得注意的是，殼牌并不是唯一一家做出重大改變以抵御石油危機的公司。其大多數同行都大幅削減了支出，如挪威的Equinor ASA也削減了股息。英國石油公司(BP Plc)向員工承諾，至少到6月底他們的工作都是安全的，但雪佛龍(Chevron Corp.)、馬拉松石油公司(Marathon Oil Corp.)和哈里伯頓(Halliburton Corp.)等公司都在裁員。
洪偉立 摘譯自 世界石油
Shell turns to voluntary severances to streamline operations
Royal Dutch Shell will use measures including voluntary severance for staff to bolster its finances as the coronavirus pandemic batters profits, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
In a note to staff, Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden wrote that the organization was being reshaped to make it leaner and more resilient, the people said. The company has already slashed spending and surprised investors with a two-thirds cut to its dividend.
Shell isn’t the only company making big changes to withstand the unprecedented oil-industry disruption caused by Covid-19. Most of its peers have made big spending reductions, while Norway’s Equinor ASA also cut its dividend.
BP Plc promised its employees their jobs were safe at least until the end of June, but companies including Chevron Corp., Marathon Oil Corp. and Halliburton Corp. are laying off employees.
“Over the coming months we will go through a comprehensive review of the company. Where appropriate we will redesign our organization to adapt to a different future and emerge stronger,” Shell said by email in response to questions from Bloomberg about van Beurden’s memo.
The CEO wrote that Shell will have a clearer picture of what the reorganization of the company will look like by the end of the year, with some divisions being affected more than others, the people said.