PWYP was founded to campaign for oil, gas and mining companies to publish their payments to governments (such as licence fees, royalties and taxes), and for governments to be transparent about the revenues they receive. This is also the basis of EITI reporting. With greater transparency, civil society can scrutinise transactions, question suspicious payments and judge whether extraction projects are beneficial to the wider public.
Beyond comprehensive EITI reporting, PWYP also supports the passing of national laws that require companies to disclose their payments to government (“mandatory disclosure”). In 2017 alone, mandatory disclosure laws in Canada, the EU and Norway resulted in more than 500 publicly available “payments to governments” reports (up from around 100). This means civil society can start to see what’s really going on in each country’s extractive sector.
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The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) develops and supports implementation of global best practice through voluntary reporting by businesses and other organisations on their economic, environmental and social impacts though its Sustainability Reporting Standards. By doing this, it helps companies and others better assess, and address, their socio-environmental impact and promotes sustainable business practices. In December…Read Download
In light of PWYP’s efforts to promote training, learning, and access to information by citizens, the question arises: To what extent are insights from disclosure reports being shared and understood by communities who host mining, oil, and gas projects in Canada? This project set out to contact journalists at Canadian municipal newspapers with the aim…Read Download
This is a report of the findings from a learning focused evaluation of Publish What You Pay’s (PWYP) innovative Data Extractors’ (DE) programme. The programme, supported by the Omidyar Network, the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and Oxfam Denmark, was a direct response to the publication of the first mandatory disclosure (‘payments to governments’) reports…Read Download
The members of the EITI Association (Article 7.2) are organised in three constituencies (Article 5.2): governments, companies and civil society. Constituencies decide on their rules governing appointment of Members (Article 5.3) and nominate Board members and their alternates for the Members’ Meeting to elect (Article 8.1(ii)). The EITI Board agreed on the guidance and principles…Read Download
Measuring the Openness of Australian Listed Mining, Oil and Gas Companies on the African Continent As a country rich in natural resources, Australia has a long history of extractive industries. Amongst our staple high production of gold and coal, Australia notably also produces 47% of the world’s rutile, 29% of its bauxite and a quarter…Read Download