Mining and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
A review of international and in-country experiences of the EITI from the perspective of supporting mining companies.
This Review was commissioned in 2013 by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) on behalf of those mining companies that have declared support at the international level for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The terms of reference are at Annex 3. Given the passage of ten years since the adoption of the EITI Principles, the study’s purpose was to review: i) mining industry actions within EITI to date and how they can be improved; ii) how the mining industry is seen by other constituencies; iii) how the EITI can be improved from the mining industry point of view. An advanced draft of the Review was discussed under the auspices of ICMM during 2014 and a number of more organisational and administrative recommendations were implemented, including the appointment of an EITI Co-ordinator to support the mining constituency involved in the implementation of EITI at an international and national level. This final version was produced in March 2015 for a mining sector strategy discussion on EITI and related themes.
ICMM is now sharing the Review with the EITI International Secretariat and the EITI Board as a contribution towards the EITI Governance Review, currently being undertaken by the EITI Board. The document is intended to be a contribution to discussion. It reflects the views of the author and does not purport to be a statement of policy on behalf of ICMM or of the mining constituency more broadly.