Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is among the prominent retail chains and a multinational corporation having 1209 discount stores, 1980 supercenters, and 567 Sam’s Club operating locally, as well as, worldwide. It has its headquarters at Bentonville, Arkansas United States. It has more than 10,000 retail stores in 27 different countries in around 55 different affiliate names. The company operates using the Wal-Mart name in the United States and Puerto Rico, in Mexico its operational name is Wal-Mart de México y Centroamérica, in the United Kingdom it exists as Asda. Within the borders of Japan, it operates under the name Seiyu whereas in India it is called Best Price. It has full ownership of all the affiliate operations in Argentina, Brazil, and Canada. Wal-Mart's mission is to become the greatest retail store giving high-quality products at low prices everywhere its operations exist. It intends to achieve that by offering the best products both on time and efficiently.
The ExxonMobil’s retail convenience stores headquarters are in Fairfax, Virginia all in the United States. ExxonMobil market is fuels and lubricants under three brands: Exxon, Esso, and Mobil in many countries in the North American, South American, Europe, Middle East and North African, Sub-Saharan and Asian regions. It operates in around 30 countries globally. ExxonMobil Corporation’s mission is being committed to being the world's best petroleum and petrochemical company by continuously achieving superior financial and operational results while at the same time maintaining an admirably high ethical state.
Royal Dutch Shell plc has its international head offices in Denmark. However, it was incorporated in the United Kingdom (Garretson, 1953). Shell has oil operations in many African countries. It also has operations in other countries around the world like Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Ireland, Norway, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Shell’s vision is to be the best in terms of performance and refining oil gaining admiration in the far, middle and near East. Its mission is to deliver shareholder value by manufacturing and supplying quality oil products and services in order for it to fully satisfy its customers by achieving operational excellence. That is achieved through operating in a safe, environmentally friendly way with an effective workforce to achieve economic optimization.
China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) happens to be a petrochemical and petroleum enterprise group which claims its roots from the foundations of the disbanded China Petrochemical Corporation with its head offices in Beijing, China. The corporation’s main operations are in the oil exploration, mining and processing and the distribution of the finished oil and natural gas and related products to the end consumer. It also has a mandate in engineering most oil infrastructure within the Chinese government controlled territory. Its mission is to provide better-improved living, and its vision is to build an internationally leading chemical and energy company oriented on the people.
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) is a corporation under the control of the Chinese government dealing with oil and oil products. Its head offices are in Dongcheng District, Beijing (Williams, 2009). As China's largest gas and oil supplier and producer, CNPC is also one of the world's chief oil field service providers. It is also a globally reputed contractor in engineering construction. Its operations span almost 70 countries and more so, locally around The People’s Republic of China (Williams, 2009). Its main activities are in exploring for crude oil mining, processing it and finally distributing of finished petroleum products to local and international countries. Its mission is protecting the environment through saving natural resources, by developing products that are environmentally safe and also by research in natural resources.
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