2. Transparency and Public Accountability
Policies and decisions about extractive industries should be transparent and should involve the meaningful participation of the most vulnerable stakeholders.
Extractive industries must advance the common good and be evaluated in the light of their impact on the environment as well as those who are most vulnerable such as: women, indigenous persons, and people who are impoverished.
Extractive industries should employ workers from the local community and help fund its social, educa-tion, and development projects to enhance the local and national economies and to ensure sustained growth.
Extractive industries should respect the role of legitimate governments, in collaboration with civil society, working together to set policies regarding the development and welfare of people and the natural world.
In order to ensure restorative justice for affected families and communities, an independent third party must help resolve the grievances.