- Created on 31 January 2012
APPG Great Lakes Member Paul Uppal MP chaired on 24 January a meeting on the EU proposals on disclosure of payments by extractive and logging companies.
The meeting was co-hosted by the APPG Great Lakes and the APPG on International Corporate Responsibility, in association with the Publish What You Pay Coalition. The panel included Gavin Hayman, Director of Campaigns at Global Witness, Vanessa Herringshaw, Director of the London Office and Director of Advocacy and Capacity Development for the Revenue Watch Institute and Elodie Grant Goodey, Head of Societal Issues and Relationship at BP and Member of the EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) Board. The meeting discussed the need for such legislation within the EU framework, the proposals’ effectiveness in their current form, the challenges that could arise from their implementation, as well as potential complementary measures.