Global Transparency Initiative Concludes Another Board Meeting Without Holding Oil and Gas Companies Accountable

In a familiar pattern, the EITI Board punted substantive discussions about holding supporting companies accountable to its 2022 Board meeting. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s (EITI) fall Board meeting concluded today, taking no meaningful action to hold supporting companies accountable for failing to meet core transparency standards.  This meeting follows the publication of EITI’s own assessment showing that 23% of…

Global Transparency Initiative Names Companies Failing to Meet Disclosure Expectations in line with International Oil, Gas and Mining Standard

EITI Board should bar representatives from delinquent companies like Exxon and Chevron from serving on the Board. Today, after months of pressure from PWYP-US, Oxfam America, other allies, and all civil society representatives on its Board, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) released a key annex underpinning its Assessment of adherence to the Expectations for EITI supporting companies detailing which of its Supporting Companies are failing to meet the…

Statement from the Civil Society Representatives on the EITI International Board: Complaint from Publish What You Pay-US

This statement originally appeared on the EITI’s website. The international EITI Board met on 30 June to consider a complaint raised by Publish What You Pay–United States (PWYP-US) – concerning the activities of an alternate Board member from the oil and gas sub-constituency of EITI supporting companies. Civil society representatives on the EITI Board issued the statement below on 9 July,…

Global Transparency Initiative Dismisses Formal Complaint Against Exxon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2021 (Washington, DC) Following yesterday’s extraordinary board meeting of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to discuss the complaint that Publish What You Pay-United States (PWYP-US) filed against Exxon lobbyist Matthew Gobush, EITI Chair Helen Clark released a statement formally closing the complaint. While Chair Clark’s statement acknowledges that Gobush’s actions highlight an “underlying concern” about EITI-implementing countries compliance with…

Global Transparency Initiative Fails to Hold Exxon Accountable

PWYP-US will no longer engage with Initiative — Ongoing EITI process must ensure company compliance leading into October board meeting. (Washington, DC) Today, the Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) demonstrated a lack of commitment to holding its board members accountable by refusing to remove Exxon’s representative, Matthew Gobush, from the Board for failing to meet EITI board…

Exxon To Face More Scrutiny at Upcoming Transparency Initiative Meeting

Board Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative calls for an “exceptional” board meeting in response to civil society demand for removal of Exxon representative The Chair of the EITI Board has called for an “exceptional” board meeting to be held in two weeks time to discuss a formal complaint that Publish What You Pay – United States (PWYP-US) submitted…

PWYP-US Director Statement in Response to Biden Climate Finance Executive Order

The following is a statement by Kathleen Brophy, Director of Publish What You Pay–United States “PWYP-US welcomes the Biden Administration’s long-awaited executive order on climate-related financial risk and commends the President for this important step in addressing the long standing vulnerabilities in the domestic economy and financial system posed by climate-related financial risk.  I am especially pleased by the directives…

EU Report: Still no problems with Cardin-Lugar

This post originally appeared on thelugarcenter.org By Jay Branegan The European Union recently released its latest review of the EU version of the Cardin-Lugar legislation that requires oil, gas and mining companies to report their payments to governments. The bottom line: the reporting requirements, which have been in place now for five years, have imposed no competitive harm on the…

PWYP-US coalition strategy 2020-2022

In November 2020, the PWYP-US coalition formally adopted a new coalition strategy to guide our work over the next two year period. This strategy will be used to guide our campaigns and advocacy during this time. We look forward to working more with partners and allies in this effort. Please find the full strategy and summary version here and get…