A 2014 survey by the Reputation Institute ranked the energy industry 19th out of 24 global industries in public perception. This low public perception begins with local stakeholders at the sites of energy development, including regulators, non-governmental organizations and local and indigenous communities. Poor perception contributes to significant operational, legal, and reputational risk throughout development and distribution processes.
In a world where demand for energy is growing and predicted to grow for decades, more energy development projects in more populated and more environmentally sensitive areas is a certainty. At the same time, major companies and entire industries are working to manage or eliminate social and environmental risks in their supply chains, and are more concerned than ever with the impacts of the energy they consume.
Equitable Origin brings transparency to energy development that significantly reduces social and environmental risks. Through its site certification program, Equitable Origin gives credible, independent recognition to energy developers that lead their sector in social and environmental performance. Equitable Origin Market Mechanisms such as EO Credits allow consumers to support responsible energy development and deliver economic and brand benefits to operators of certified sites.
Equitable Origin offers innovative energy developers and site operators: