DiXi Group President elected as member of Multi-Stakeholder Group to oversee the implementation of the EITI
On 1 December 2020, a general meeting of civil society representatives was held to set up a Multi-Stakeholder Group to oversee the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (hereinafter referred to as the EITI MSG), which should be comprised of representatives of the public, business and government in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring Transparency in Extractive Industries”.
By the decision of the meeting organized by the Ministry of Energy, the following persons were elected as representatives of the public:
Oleksii Orlovskyi, International Renaissance Foundation
Olena Pavlenko, DiXi Group
Vitalii Fylenko, NGO “New Energy”
Olha Khauliak, NGO “Agency for Development and Cooperation”
Two reserve candidates were also elected: Nataliia Andrusevych from NGO “Resource and Analytical Center “Society and Environment” and Orest Mykyta from civic union “Agency for Local Economic Development of Yavoriv Region”.
For the full formation of the EITI MSG, the business and public authorities have yet to designate their representatives.
Since 2009, DiXi Group has been actively involved in the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Ukraine. Olena Pavlenko was a member and deputy chair of the previous EITI MSG and chairs Publish What You Pay Global Council, an international coalition of civil society organisations united in their call for an open and accountable extractive sector.
EITI is an independent standard voluntarily supported at the international level, which is implemented in 55 countries, including Ukraine. In order to implement this standard and to comply with the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in terms of reporting of extractive companies (Directive 2013/34/EU), the Law “On Ensuring Transparency in Extractive Industries” was adopted in 2018.
In accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring Transparency in Extractive Industries”, the EITI MSG should be based on a parity basis with representatives of the public, government and business to address issues within the EITI implementation.