In some contexts, especially where there is weak governance, metals and minerals extraction has been associated with incidences of corruption. This undermines trust in the sector and means the value and wealth created by what is extracted from a mine does not flow to the local and national stakeholders who should benefit.
The mining sector, and those who invest in it, share a responsibility to demonstrate that any risks of corruption are mitigated. This can be achieved through transparency across the value chain from awarding rights and permitting to the way mining revenues are handled.
Where sector action is needed
The Commission will issue a series of questions that it will consult on to aid its deliberations.