Companies are at the core of the EITI process. Oil, gas and mining companies report their payments to government in implementing countries on an annual basis. They also help govern the EITI process both locally and internationally, promote outreach and can fulfil a variety of other key roles important for the success of the EITI. The role of companies starts with the consolidation and promotion of partnership with all key stakeholders leading to the promotion of a more transparent business environment that improves governances, reduces corruption and helps to create a culture of transparency and accountability in conformity with international based practices.