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.
Members of the MSG are made up from industry, civil society and government departments.
- Chris Carr - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
- Dr Patrick Foster - Mining Association of the UK & Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter
- Matthew Landy - Statoil
- Stephen Blythe - Independent consultant
- John Bowater - Aggregate Industries
Civil society members
- Eric Joyce - Extractive Industries Civil Society (EICS)
- Danielle Foe - Extractive Industries Civil Society (EICS)
- 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
- Joseph Williams - Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)
- Martin Brown - Extractive Industries Civil Society (EICS)
- Eddie Holmes - Extractive Industries Civil Society (EICS)
Alternate members - government
- Rhona Birchall - Department for International Development (DfID)
- Chris Daboiko - HM Treasury (HMT)
- James Marshall - HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
- Paul Russell – Department for Education (DfE)
Alternate members - industry
- Howard Forti – ExxonMobil
- Jerry McLaughlin - Mineral Products Association
- Romina Mele-Cornish - Oil and Gas UK
Terms of reference
The terms of reference for the EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group define the scope and function of the group.
- Terms of reference for the EITI multi stakeholder group (PDF, 77.9KB, 6 pages)
Information on government assurance is available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org
The MSG held their 23rd Meeting on 17 May 2017. The minutes are now available.
Minutes: 17 May 2017 (PDF, 39.8KB, 6 pages)
Minutes: 14 March 2017 (PDF, 165KB, 6 pages)
Minutes: 11 January 2017 (PDF, 161KB, 5 pages)
Minutes: 22 November 2016 (PDF, 193KB, 6 pages)
Minutes: 13 September 2016 (PDF, 194KB, 9 pages)
Minutes: 12 July 2016 (PDF, 54.1KB, 8 pages)
Minutes: 17 May 2016 (PDF, 250KB, 6 pages)
Minutes: 15 March 2016 (MS Word Document, 84.5KB)
Minutes: 26 January 2016 (PDF, 93.6KB, 14 pages)
Minutes: 17 November 2015 (PDF, 118KB, 17 pages)
Minutes: 15 September 2015 (PDF, 90.6KB, 13 pages)
Minutes: 14 July 2015 (PDF, 100KB, 14 pages)
Minutes: 19 May 2015 (PDF, 172KB, 12 pages)
Minutes: 27 January 2015 (PDF, 105KB, 13 pages)
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:
- Recognise and support the principles set out in the 2013 EITI Standard.
- Enhance accountability to the UK public on the revenues from the UK’s extractives industries.
- 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.
- Ensure information is readily accessible and presented to the public in a clear manner.
- 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.
- 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.
EITI candidature application form (PDF, 274KB, 21 pages)
UK EITI work plan: August 2014 (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 27.7KB)
UK updated work plan: June 2015 (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 27.5KB)
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 beneficial ownership roadmap (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 14.6KB)
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)
Read the first and second reports covering payments and data for 2014 and 2015:
Read a summary of the activities the MSG undertook in 2015 and 2014:
'UK’s EITI annual activity report 2015' (PDF, 281KB, 24 pages)
'UK’s EITI annual activity report 2014' (PDF, 161KB, 20 pages)
The MSG has agreed a 'Communications plan' (PDF, 88KB, 5 pages) for future communications.
For enquiries relating to UK implementation of the EITI, please contact:
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
1 Victoria Street
Mike Nash - 020 7215 1685
David Leitch - 0300 068 5713
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