Governments have an important role to play to ensure that exploration and mining are carried out in a way that is environmentally and socially responsible. Here’s three things they can do.
Screening the beneficial owners and integrity of companies applying for extractive rights is key to tackling corruption in the oil, gas and mining sectors.
TI chapters are working to have their governments introduce rigorous beneficial ownership and integrity due diligence as part of the licensing process.
Decisions made about whether or not a mining project goes ahead affect people’s live – and women are often disproportionately affected by corruption.
For the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments to manage risks of harm from mining, it needs to be transparent and prioritise access to information.
What does the West African nation of Liberia have in common with Australia, the land down under? Both are rich in mineral resources, for one. And in both countries, government decisions to approve exploration and mining projects are vulnerable to corruption.