Achieving independent certification is a great way to establish a portfolio of responsibly sourced gas or certified natural gas. In the current landscape, energy companies are taking on more responsibility; independent certifications can help demonstrate your environmental stewardship intentions. Equitable Origin has established its certification, the EO100 Certification, based on its standards and principles for energy development. EO100 certifications are applicable for renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
Equitable Origin is an independent non-profit organization advocating for responsible natural resource development. They have created a stakeholder-led, independent, voluntary standards system for energy development working with communities, companies, and governments. They hope to promote social responsibility, transparency, and accountability using these standards.
EO100 Standards revolve around five principles:
- Corporate Governance, Accountability & Ethics
- Human Rights, Social Impacts & Community Development
- Indigenous Peoples’ Rights
- Fair Labor & Working Conditions
- Climate Change, Biodiversity & Environment
NGE has experience assisting energy operators seeking EO100 certification with Principle 5 of the standard. In addition, we have developed environmental policies, environmental management systems, and waste management plans as part of the EO100 certification process.
Obtaining EO100 certification can be a time-consuming task. In addition, navigating the process can be a significant effort as an in-house project.
If you’re interested in working with NGE to assist with the environmental portion of the E0100 certification –