Ecuador commits to implement the EITI

Ecuador highlights desire for responsible mining

On 5 March Ecuador’s Mining Minister Rebeca Illescas committed to implement the EITI Standard. The commitment was made at “Ecuador Day” at the PDAC in Toronto on 5 March. Minister Illescas stressed that joining the EITI is “ very important for the government as an step to ensure mining is developed in the country following the best practices in the industry

Mexico embraces oil, gas and mining transparency

Government, industry and citizens unite to promote transparency and accountability in the oil, gas and mining industries.

Wednesday 25 October - The EITI Board approved Mexico’s application to join the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) at its meeting in Manila on 25 October. The EITI is the global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources.

Guyana: Stakeholders agree to use EITI to promote transparency

Guyana is expected to become major oil producer in 2020s.

Wednesday 25 October: The EITI Board approved Guyana’s application to join the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) at its meeting in Manila on 25 October. Guyana became the latest country to implement the EITI, the global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources.

Fredrik Reinfeldt, Chair of the EITI, said: