Shell response to “Issues Brief” by former UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie
The role of the Supreme Court is to interpret existing law and not to write new law. Shell respects the role of the Supreme Court to fulfil its constitutional role. History and the facts show that Shell has been an advocate of corporate social responsibility (CSR). A Board level CSR Committee oversees the company’s policies and performance with respect to the Shell General Business Principles. Professor Ruggie’s paper states that the Kiobel case may be useful to prompt conversation on a series of questions about the interfaces of business, law and human rights. Shell will continue to engage on these important topics.