The personal details of 170,000 Shell workers around the globe have been deliberately leaked to environmental groups, the Financial Times reports on Friday.
The database, from Shell’s internal directory, gives names and telephone numbers for its workforce worldwide, and was sent by staff calling for a ‘peaceful corporate revolution’ at the company, the paper said.
A group of ‘116 concerned Shell staff in the US, Britain and the Netherlands’ say they are behind the action, which is in protest at the oil giant’s activities in Nigeria.
Shell told the FT the database was genuine, but said it did not pose a security risk because it did not include home addresses. The leaked information is about six months old.
Shell is in the middle of reducing its workforce by several thousand people.
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