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ExxonMobil response

Author: ExxonMobil, Published on: 27 November 2017

We invited ExxonMobil to respond to the following:

"News: Trump administration further erodes US leadership on combatting corruption", Publish What You Pay, 2 Nov. 2017

"Global Witness opposes U.S. withdrawal from Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative", Global Witness, 2 Nov. 2017

ExxonMobil responded as follows:

The following op-ed published earlier this year in the Dallas Morning News by Suzanne McCarron, our vice president of public and government affairs, accurately reflects the company’s views. I hope this helps.

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/01/13/transparency-foreign-governments-good-exxon

An excerpt:

ExxonMobil supports multi-stakeholder engagement for the purpose of increasing transparency of government revenues from the extractive industries. We support the EITI application, validation and implementation processes wherever we operate. We are also currently working with governments in several countries, including Guyana and Mexico, which are considering joining EITI. There are currently about 51 countries that are compliant members or have been accepted as candidates to begin reporting under the EITI Standard.

This is a response from the following companies: ExxonMobil