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.
How COVID-19 and the pandemic era have changed the landscape for corruption risk in the mining industry.
Businesses need both a corruption and human rights due diligence process, whereby they identify, prevent and address their adverse human rights impacts. This is the only way to ensure full realisation and enjoyment of human rights and help tackle corruption.
Lack of transparency, accountability and poor representation can lead to native title agreements that may not serve an Indigenous community’s best interests.
This blog series explores what Transparency International Chapters are doing on the ground to strengthen community consultation processes in mining.
Corruption Watch has been involved in supporting the community’s engagements with local government, demanding answers from officials.
At Corruption Watch we are working to provide important oversight over the process of approving mining rights during the pandemic. We are investigating and fixing the loopholes that enable corruption to thrive in a sector as big, powerful and impactful as mining.
By supporting artisanal miners to apply for formal licences and have better avenues for voicing their concerns, TI Zimbabwe is working to make the process fairer and cleaner.
Information is power – it enables women and men in communities to hold decision-makers to account and ensure they consider the community’s interests.
TI-Kenya is working to make information about mining clearer and more accessible to the members of the working groups and the wider public.