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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

5.75 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

4

High-level Commission meetings

41

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Global Witness   (GW)

    EU Transparency Register

    10439809375-73 First registered on 21 Aug 2012

    Goals / Remit

    Global Witness investigates and campaigns to achieve climate justice and safeguard civic freedoms. From undercover investigations, to high level lobby meetings, we aim to engage on every level where we might make a difference and bring about change.

    Our work has revealed how, rather than benefiting many of the world’s worst environmental and human rights abuses are driven by the exploitation of natural resources and corruption in the global political and economic system. Global Witness is campaigning to end this.

    We carry out hard-hitting investigations, expose the facts, and push for change. We are independent, not-for-profit, and work with partners around the world in our fight for justice.

    Main EU files targeted

    EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive
    Regulation on deforestation-free products
    EU gas market reform
    Delegated act on green hydrogen
    6th PCI list
    EU Timber Regulation
    EU Non Financial Reporting Directive / Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive
    EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance
    RePowerEU
    Future packages of sanctions against Russia
    Critical Raw Materials Act

    Address

    Head Office
    Global Witness The Green House 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road
    London E2 9DA
    UNITED KINGDOM
    EU Office
    31 Rue Commerce / Handelsstraat 31 WeWork
    Brussels null - 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    6

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%5
    75%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    5.75

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    4 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 16 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Aurelie SKROBIK 23 Mar 2024 02 Oct 2024
    Paul HALLOWs 26 Mar 2024 02 Oct 2024
    Beate BELLER 03 Apr 2024 02 Oct 2024
    Giulia Bondi 18 Apr 2024 18 Apr 2026
    Paul HALLOWs 18 Feb 2023 17 Feb 2023
    Giulia Bondi 16 Feb 2023 16 Feb 2024
    Aurelie SKROBIK 09 Feb 2023 09 Feb 2024
    Beate BELLER 09 Feb 2023 09 Feb 2024
    Aurelie SKROBIK 30 Jan 2022 28 Jan 2023
    Giulia Bondi 20 Nov 2021 19 Nov 2022
    Paul HALLOWs 15 Oct 2021 15 Oct 2022
    Richard GARDINER 01 Oct 2021 14 Sep 2022
    Bettina GUIGUI 20 Dec 2019 20 Mar 2020
    Mr Murray Worthy 28 Nov 2019 28 Nov 2020
    Richard GARDINER 19 Nov 2019 01 Dec 2020
    Giulia Bondi 31 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2020
    Ms Rachel Owens 27 Jun 2019 27 Jun 2020
    Mr Ben LEATHER 21 Nov 2018 22 Dec 2018
    Ms Heather IQBAL 16 Nov 2018 22 Dec 2018
    Ms Nienke Palstra 29 Sep 2018 01 Oct 2019
    Richard GARDINER 05 Sep 2018 01 Oct 2019
    Ms Rachel Owens 06 Mar 2018 06 Mar 2019
    Mr Murray Worthy 01 Oct 2017 22 Sep 2018
    Ms Nienke Palstra 21 Sep 2017 21 Sep 2018
    Aleksandra Terzieva 29 Jun 2017 28 Jun 2018
    Mr Murray Worthy 25 Feb 2017 24 Aug 2017
    Ms Rachel Owens 25 Feb 2017 24 Feb 2018
    Mr Michael Gibb 05 Sep 2016 02 Sep 2017
    Mr Peter Drury 22 Aug 2016 17 Aug 2017
    Mr Robert Palmer 19 Jul 2016 24 Feb 2017
    Ms Anne Foata 10 May 2016 23 Aug 2016
    Ms Megan MacInnes 21 Apr 2016 19 Oct 2016
    Ms Jo Blackman 20 Apr 2016 19 Apr 2017
    Mr Michael Gibb 17 Sep 2015 06 Sep 2016
    Ms Emily Norton 17 Sep 2015 22 Apr 2016
    Mr Michael Gibb 11 Mar 2015 09 Sep 2015
    Ms Marie Wilke 18 Apr 2015 17 Sep 2015
    Mr Emily Gibb 11 Mar 2015 01 Jul 2015
    Ms Emily Norton 19 Feb 2015 17 Aug 2015
    Ms Marie Wilke 18 Oct 2014 16 Apr 2015
    Mr Robert Palmer 27 Sep 2013 26 Sep 2014
    Ms Rosemary Sharpe 27 Sep 2013 26 Sep 2014
    Ms Rosemary Sharpe 26 Sep 2012 12 Sep 2013
    Mr Robert Palmer 22 Sep 2012 12 Sep 2013

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Global Witness is a member of several coalitions of organisations working on corporate accountability.
    Global Witness is a member of a coalition working to tackle deforestation.
    Global Witness is a member of a broad coalition working to improve EU climate policy and help promote the phase-out of gas
    Global Witness is a member of Climate Action Network Europe

    Member organisations

    Global Witness is a supporting member of Justice is Everybody's Business https://justice-business.org/
    Global Witness is a member of Climate Action Network Europe https://caneurope.org/

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    10,731,000€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Grants, Donations

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution The Foundation to Promote Open Society 1,946,000€

    Other financial info

    More detailed information for the 2022 financial year is available on our website: https://www.globalwitness.org/en/about-us/financial-statements/

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission Expert Group/Multi-Stakeholder Platform on Protecting and Restoring the World’s Forests, including the EU Timber Regulation and the FLEGT Regulation#E03282#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3282 #Member #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    None

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    41 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 27 Sep 2022 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject EU sanctions against Russia
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Katherine Power (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Jun 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Discussion about RePowerEU Plan and the impacts on climate neutrality objectives
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Aleksandra Tomczak (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Feb 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Sustainable Corporate Governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Feb 2022 Location Videoconference
      Subject Climate due diligence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Wojtek Talko (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Jan 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Sustainable corporate governance and due diligence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Antoine Colombani (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Nov 2021 Location Video conference
      Subject Due diligence and forced labour
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 12 Nov 2021 Location Online
      Subject EU Sustainable Corporate Governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Nov 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Governance, hydrogen
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Joan Canton (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Nov 2021 Location Online
      Subject Forestry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Attending
      • Jorge Pinto Antunes (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Nov 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Sustainable Corporate Governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      • Agnieszka Skonieczna (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 Oct 2021 Location video - conference
      Subject Sustainable corporate governance initiative
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Sep 2021 Location online
      Subject proposal on sustainable corporate governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit
      Portfolio Jobs and Social Rights
      Attending
      • Ivana McDowell (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Sep 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Sustainable Corporate Governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Agnieszka Skonieczna (Cabinet member)
      • Filomena Chirico (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 Sep 2021 Location video-call
      Subject East Med gas projects – state of play
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Aleksandra Tomczak (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Sep 2021 Location Online
      Subject Human Rights and Deforestation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Attending
      • Jorge Pinto Antunes (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Sep 2021 Location videoconference
      Subject upcoming deforestation regulation and human rights (meeting organized by CAB Wojciechowski)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Attending
      • Diana Montero Melis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 17 Sep 2021 Location videoconference
      Subject upcoming proposal on sustainable corporate governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Attending
      • Renaud Savignat (Cabinet member)
      • Diana Montero Melis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Jul 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Sustainable Corporate Governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Simona Constantin (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Jul 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject Sustainable corporate governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 May 2021 Location video-conference
      Subject Due diligence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      • Caroline Boeshertz (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 May 2021 Location Online meeting
      Subject Renewable Energy Directive / "Fit for 55" package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Attending
      • Jorge Pinto Antunes (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 May 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject Discussion about Commission's legislative proposal on deforestation and forest degradation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Eglantine Cujo (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 May 2021 Location video-confernece
      Subject Deforestation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      • Caroline Boeshertz (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 30 Apr 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject upcoming regulation on deforestation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Attending
      • Diana Montero Melis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Apr 2021 Location video phone call
      Subject Deforestation and forest degradation.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Attending
      • Jorge Pinto Antunes (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Apr 2021 Location Online
      Subject EU Sustainable Corporate Governance & Corporate Due Diligence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Dubravka Šuica
      Portfolio Democracy and Demography
      Attending
      • Toma Sutic (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Mar 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject corporate due diligence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Attending
      • Renaud Savignat (Cabinet member)
      • Diana Montero Melis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Mar 2021 Location Video call
      Subject Due diligence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Feb 2021 Location Video Conferencing
      Subject - EU climate neutrality, role of gas - East Med gas project
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Feb 2021 Location video call
      Subject - EU climate neutrality, role of gas - East Med gas project
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Anthony Agotha (Cabinet member)
      • Aleksandra Tomczak (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Jan 2021 Location videocall
      Subject TEN-E
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Attending
      • Kitti Nyitrai (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 04 Dec 2020 Location video conference
      Subject Substainable corporate governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Attending
      • Didier Reynders (Commissioner)
      • Lucrezia Busa (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 Jun 2020 Location Video-conference
      Subject Sustainable corporate governance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Attending
      • Didier Reynders (Commissioner)
      • Lucrezia Busa (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Dec 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Risks around EU residency and passport schemes
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      Attending
      • Monika Ladmanova (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Diamond supply chain
      DG Foreign Policy Instruments
      Attending
      • Hilde Hardeman (Head of Service)
    • Date 26 Sep 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject AMLD
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Kevin O'Connell (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Sep 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium.
      Subject Work of Global Witness on the extractives industry in Myanmar, and negotiations on an EU-Myanmar investment protection agreement.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Jon Nyman (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Oct 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Sustainable Finance; CMU
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Attending
      • Raquel Lucas (Cabinet member)
      • Valdis Dombrovskis (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject conflict minerals
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Cécile Billaux (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 18 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject EU Timber Regulation, Illegal Logging
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Aurore Maillet (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Conflict minerals
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Cécile Billaux (Cabinet member)
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