This briefing analyses the current level of disclosure by the top 200 extractive companies on Australia’s stock exchange and reviews the responses of investors on the introduction of country-by-country and project-by-project reporting requirements for Australian listed companies. You can read the report in full (PDF)
The increased transparency of payments made by extractive companies provides a wide range of benefits.
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the governance of natural resources in Liberia, Timor Leste and other countries
Diarmid O’Sullivan, civil society campaigner and researcher from the United Kingdom, wrote this report about the impact of EITI on the ground – with a particular focus on Timor-Leste and Liberia. Below is an excerpt of the introduction, you can download the full report here.
The EU has today agreed ground-breaking new rules forcing oil, gas, mining and logging companies to publish details of the payments they make to governments for access to natural resources around the world. By providing millions of citizens in resource-rich countries with detailed information about the money generated by their natural resource sectors, the directive represents a watershed moment in the fight against corruption, and is a major victory for Publish What You Pay and Global Witness after 15 years of fighting for these measures.
Latest failure in oil industry efforts to blunt global payment disclosure momentum
Oil and gas industries in the Middle East are among the least transparent in the world. According to the pro-transparency group Revenue Watch, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Algeria fall into the lowest category of “scant transparency” — meaning they publish almost no information about where their billions of dollars in oil revenues go — while Yemen, Iraq and Iran are in the slightly better “partial transparency” category.
Vers l’inclusion de la dimension du genre dans le secteur extractif : en commençant par la chaîne de valeur.
De nos jours, l‘égalité des sexes et l’autonomisation des femmes sont largement reconnues comme faisant partie intégrante de toute stratégie de développement durable et favorable aux pauvres.
The first steps towards a gender response extractive industry: an engendered value chain
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are these days widely recognised as integral and inseparable parts of any sustainable pro-poor development strategy.
You can also view this communiqué in PDF
On 4-5 April, 2013, 40 representatives from government, civil society and the United Nations (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda) gathered in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to launch a dialogue on gender and the extractives.
Joint Statement of the Government of the Philippines, the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines, and Bantay Kita
On the Philippine implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)
We welcome the Aquino Administration’s decision to implement the Extractive industries Transparency initiative (EITI) in the Philippines, indeed, greater transparency and accountability in the payment, collection, and utilization of taxes and other revenues from extractive industries will greatly contribute in ensuring that such will be used for the benefit of the country and its cit
Late on Wednesday, the European Parliament agreed with the Council various revisions to accounting directives which set out rules relating to what companies disclose.