|2020-05-25 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
该公司首席执行官本?范?伯登（Ben van Beurden）在一份给员工的通知中写道，公司正在进行重组，使管理组织变得更精简、更有弹性。该公司已大幅削减支出，并削减了三分之二的股息，这令投资者感到意外。
值得注意的是，壳牌并不是唯一一家做出重大改变以抵御石油危机的公司。其大多数同行都大幅削减了支出，如挪威的Equinor ASA也削减了股息。英国石油公司(BP Plc)向员工承诺，至少到6月底他们的工作都是安全的，但雪佛龙(Chevron Corp.)、马拉松石油公司(Marathon Oil Corp.)和哈里伯顿(Halliburton Corp.)等公司都在裁员。
洪伟立 摘译自 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.