UK Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Group

The UK Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Multi-Stakeholder Group is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the UK EITI.

Role of the group

The Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) lies at the heart of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and is responsible for overseeing and agreeing all decisions on implementation. Some of the functions of the MSG include determining the scope of UK EITI, developing the work plan and appointing an administrator to carry out the reconciliation.

Membership

Members of the MSG are made up from industry, civil society and government departments.

Champion

Chair

  • Matthew Ray - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Industry members

  • Dr Patrick Foster - Mining Association of the UK & Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter
  • Matthew Landy - Statoil
  • Jacqui Akinlosotu – ENI
  • John Bowater - Aggregate Industries

Civil society members

  • Lorraine Allanson
  • Norbert Mbu Mputu
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

Government members

  • Martyn Rounding - HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • Mike Earp - Oil & Gas Authority (OGA)
  • Joe Perman - Scottish government
  • Jeff Asser - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Alternate members - civil society

  • Vacant
  • Martin Brown - Extractive Industries Civil Society (EICS)
  • Eddie Holmes - Extractive Industries Civil Society (EICS)

Alternate members - government

  • Rhona Birchall - Department for International Development (DfID)
  • Thomas Thornton-Kemsley - HM Treasury (HMT)
  • James Marshall - HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • Martin Quinn - Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland

Alternate members - industry

  • Howard Forti – ExxonMobil
  • Jerry McLaughlin - Mineral Products Association
  • Romina Mele-Cornish - Oil and Gas UK
  • Martin Kirkham – Chevron

Terms of reference

The terms of reference for the EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group define the scope and function of the group.

Information on government assurance is available on request from michael.nash@beis.gov.uk

Minutes

The MSG held their 25th meeting on 26 September 2017. The minutes are now available.

See the National Archives website for minutes from November 2014 and earlier.

UK EITI objectives

The UK EITI objectives form the basis of the work plan which the UK has to develop ahead of applying to become a candidate country. They are:

  1. Recognise and support the principles set out in the 2013 EITI Standard.
  2. Enhance accountability to the UK public on the revenues from the UK’s extractives industries.
  3. Increase public understanding of the social and economic impacts of the UK’s extractive industries and enrich public debate on the governance and stewardship of the UK’s oil, gas and mineral resources.
  4. Ensure information is readily accessible and presented to the public in a clear manner.
  5. Support moves towards common global reporting standards in oil, gas and mining and promote a level playing field for business in the UK and internationally.
  6. Support the UK government’s championing of extractives transparency and open government.

UK candidacy application

On 15 October 2014 at the International EITI meeting in Burma, the UK was successfully admitted as an EITI candidate country. The UK will now have until July 2018 to start validation to become a fully compliant country.

UK EITI Beneficial Ownership Roadmap

By 2020, all countries implementing EITI will have to ensure that all oil, gas and mining companies that bid for, operate or invest in extractive projects in their country disclose their real owners. At the November 2016 MSG, representatives agreed this roadmap towards fulfilling this obligation in the UK.

UK EITI Open Data policy paper

At the January 2017 MSG, representatives approved the open data policy for the UK EITI.

UK EITI – Open Data Policy (PDF, 125KB, 2 pages)

Reports

Read the first and second reports covering payments and data for 2014 and 2015:

Read a summary of the activities the MSG undertook in 2014, 2015 and 2016:

Guidance

Read the latest guidance for oil, gas and mining companies.

Communications

The MSG has agreed a 'Communications plan' (PDF, 88KB, 5 pages) for future communications.

Contact details

For enquiries relating to UK implementation of the EITI, please contact:

EITI Secretariat
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
1st floor
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET
United Kingdom

Email: michael.nash@beis.gov.uk

Mike Nash - 020 7215 1685

David Leitch - 0300 068 5713

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