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Crowdsourcing Higher Social and Environmental Standards

As part of the revision process of the EO100™ Standard, Equitable Origin has launched a new online public consultation tool to solicit feedback and hear what you have to say. This crowdsourcing effort is an extension of Equitable Origin’s core commitment to multistakeholder engagement, a cornerstone of Equitable Origin’s approach to credible standard setting.

Oil & Water” Comes to Brown University

David Poritz returned to his alma mater Brown University last week as part of a weeklong series of events and discussions on the film "Oil and Water,” the documentary directed by Laurel Spellman Smith and Francine Strickwerda that traces the founding of Equitable Origin.

How Can We Make Oil and Gas More Responsible? We Need Your Input

We need your feedback on the EO100™ Standard to help us ensure it reflects current industry best practices and stakeholder expectations on social, environmental, and ethical performance of oil and gas operations.

Our online consultation tool is available for anyone to submit comments for a period of 60 days from October 6 to December 5, 2014. A second public consultation will be held next year.

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Watch “Oil and Water” for Free Online Until October 22

The documentary film "Oil and Water" tells the fascinating story of Equitable Origin's evolution out of company co-founder and President David Poritz's experiences with oil development in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

You can now watch the film online for free util October 22nd! Click here to watch the film on the PBS Global Voices website.

“Oil and Water” TV Premiere Sunday Sep. 21

Remember to set your DVR because "Oil and Water" premieres on the PBS World Channel on Sunday September 21st at 10 pm (click the link to find your local World Channel station and airtime).

The documentary film chronicles EO founder and President David Poritz's experiences with irresponsible oil development in the Ecuadorian Amazon that led him to create the world's first independent certification system for the oil and gas industry.