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France is home to some major extractive companies including oil giant TOTAL and the mining company AREVA. The Paris Stock Exchange (Euronext Paris) covers 7% of the global value of extractive companies.

Sources: RWI

Contact person:
Grégoire Niaudet [email protected] - +33(0)1 45 49 75 56

Recent activities

12 June 2022 – The European Parliament voted through the Accounting and Transparency Directives by a huge majority. These oblige all EU listed, and large non-listed, companies to publish what they pay to the governments where they operate. Read Oxfam France’s statement (French only) and PWYP’s press release in French and English23 May 2022 – President Francois Hollande announced that France will implement the EITI. Read PWYP’s statement.9 April 2022 – A milestone for PWYP as the EU reaches a deal on the EU Accounting Directive for country- and project-level reporting for extractive companies. Find out more by reading PWYP’s press release.