The Shinra Corporation is ruthless and domineering in their expoitation of the planet's resources. They callously drain it of all mako, or life energy, with little regard for the well-being of either the citizens or the planet itself. Their monopolistic strategies have given them not only economic but political control of the floating city of Midgar. Midgar is fueled by mako reactors that drain the planet of its life energy - a process AVALANCHE wants stopped. Inside the city, life is clean and prosperous. But underneath the city, life is squalid and poverty-stricken. Shinra's Public Relations department hides this discrepancy well. The following people hold key positions within Shinra's corporate hierarchy:
The Turks are an elite team put together by Heidegger. They take care of sensitive industrial espionage, abductions, and assasinations.
- President Shinra: Founder and President of Shinra Corporation
- Profit is his only concern; lives mean little to him, and nature is for exploitation. "Everything in this world is money!" he has shouted, "What do I care for the cries of the citizenry!"
- Rufus Shinra: Vice President of Shinra Corporation
- The son of President Shinra, he gains control of the company through horrifying means. At the city of Junon and its giant cannon a banner reads, "New Age Shinra President: Rufus"
- Palmer: Head of Space Development Division
- Careless and carefree, he is in charge of rocket development.
- Scarlett: Head of Weapons Development Division
- Her beauty hides the knowledge of the world's most destructive weapons.
- Heidegger: Head of Public Maintenance and Order Division
- He controls both the Turks and SOLDIER groups.
- Hojo: Head of Chemistry Division
- A gloomy mad scientist who continuously conducts unusual experiments.
- Reeve: Head of City Development Division
- Constructed the city of Midgar through the orders of President Shinra.
- Tseng: Leader of Turks
- Cool and collected, Tseng ensures the Turks team completes every task to perfection.
- Elena: Member of Turks
- She has feelings for Tseng but keeps them hidden. Fear her!
- Rude: Member of Turks
- Rude can bring any situation under control, but he tends to be easily influenced by alcohol.
- Reno: Member of Turks
- Hot-headed and unpredictable, his nightstick silences opponents.
- The largest and main force responsible for protecting the interests of the Shinra Corporation.