Publish What You Pay – US & EU Legislation
Publish What You Pay is an alliance of over 650 civil society groups in 57 countries that was co-founded by Global Witness in 2002. PWYP campaigns for greater transparency in the extractives industries, so that revenues from the oil, gas and mining sectors are used to improve the lives of people in resource-rich countries.
Every year, oil, gas and mining companies make payments worth hundreds of billions of dollars to governments for access to the world’s natural resources, including taxes, royalties and license fees. But these payments are often made in secret, enabling corrupt officials to siphon off or misappropriate natural resource revenues.
Publish What You Pay campaigns to promote greater transparency in the extractive industries, so that citizens of resource-rich countries are able track the money being paid for their natural resources and hold their governments to account for how its used.
- 20.05.2012 | Shell’s obscure payments kill its case for weak US and EU transparency laws
- 21.02.2012 | BP makes opaque payments for Angola oil block as petro-lobby seeks weak transparency rules
- 08.02.2012 | Rigged: The Scramble for Africa's Oil, Gas and Minerals
- 08.02.2012 | Oil companies lobby for less transparency as Global Witness exposes the need for more
- 20.09.2011 | Global Witness welcomes landmark U.S. effort to curb corruption and promote transparency
- 27.05.2011 | G8 endorses new transparency laws for oil, gas and mining companies
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