We believe that a country’s natural resources belong to its citizens. Our mission is to promote understanding of natural resource management, strengthen public and corporate governance and accountability, and provide the data to inform policymaking and multi-stakeholder dialogue in the extractive sector.
By becoming a member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), countries commit to disclose information along the extractive industry value chain – from how extraction rights are awarded, to how revenues make their way through government and how they benefit the public. Through participation in the EITI, more than 50 countries have agreed to a common set of rules governing what has to be disclosed and when – the EITI Standard.
As the energy transition gains traction, it will have a transformative impact on the extractive industries and global economy. The EITI Standard can play a role in building awareness of how the transition will affect extractive sector activities and revenues and in supporting the responsible and transparent production of minerals that are critical for a sustainable future. The EITI provides data that can help identify and close channels for corruption – not only in mining, oil and gas but increasingly in the renewables sector.
In each country that has joined the EITI, a multi-stakeholder group, composed of government, companies and civil society, supports implementation of the EITI Standard.
Our policy priorities
Our policy priorities reflect the EITI's strategic objectives and key areas in which we support countries with implementation of the EITI Standard.
We are led and supported by a diverse group of companies, supporting governments and institutions, international civil society organisations and foundations who are committed to promoting extractive sector transparency.
Our culture and decision-making is driven by our core values of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity.
Our Code of Conduct seeks to ensure EITI stakeholders observe the highest standards of integrity. It applies to all EITI Office Holders, including Members of the EITI Association, EITI Board members, their alternates, secretariat staff (national and international) and members of multi-stakeholder groups.