Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Friends of the Earth Netherlands et al. v. Royal Dutch Shell (Global Carbon Emissions Lawsuit)

In a lawsuit filed by environmental groups, a Dutch court ruled that Royal Dutch Shell must reduce its global carbon emissions 45% by 2030. The court found that Shell’s emissions reduction plans were not adequately concrete, and that the company didn’t sufficiently rebut claims that its plans to invest in new oil and gas exploration were not compatible with its stated goals to reduce carbon emissions. Shell was also ordered to pay costs and fees (estimated to be €22,733 [approx. $28,000]).

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $28,000
Further Information Released
Verdict 5/26/2021

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database