Equitable Origin

Equitable Origin is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization incorporated in the United States with operations throughout North America, South America and Europe. Equitable Origin partners with business, government and communities to support transparent, sustainable and equitable energy development that benefits all stakeholders.

Equitable Origin was founded over a decade ago with a vision to leverage market-based mechanisms to recognize and reward responsible energy producers and to empower energy purchasers and users to positively influence upstream impacts. Equitable Origin aims to address the need for certified-responsible development of the energy on which we all rely. The EO System helps to incentivize and promote best practices and better performance within the industry.

EO developed the world’s first multi-stakeholder standard and certification system for the energy sector: the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development. The EO100™ Standard is the foundation of the Equitable Origin system and provides a framework for implementing and verifying enhanced environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, greater transparency, more accountability, and better outcomes for local stakeholders in energy projects. The EO100™ Certification process is based on independent, third-party assurance performed by Equitable Origin-approved assessors.