Equitable Origin

Oil & Gas Certification

New York, New York

United States


About Equitable Origin

Equitable Origin (EO) is an innovative certification system for the oil and gas industry that promotes higher social and environmental standards, greater transparency, and more accountability in oil and gas exploration and production operation. It is market-driven and stakeholder-based, developed with extensive input from industry experts, indigenous communities and NGOs.
The EO system includes a rigorous, comprehensive standard for oil and gas exploration and production, as well as a certificate trading system and ecolabel program that enables downstream customers to support better production practices. 

Equitable Origin is a mission-driven business, driving positive change in the oil and gas industry. Becoming a Certified B Corp  ensures we practice our values within our own organization, helping us deliver the credibility, transparency, and accountability our stakeholders demand.

The Change We Seek®

Oil and gas companies produce 86 million barrels of oil a day worldwide. This satisfies demand for products people use every day, from cosmetics to gasoline. 
As the world transitions to renewable sources of energy, Equitable Origin aims to ensure that this oil and gas is produced responsibly. 
Equitable Origin´s mission is to protect the people, environment and biodiversity affected by oil and gas exploration and production through an independent, stakeholder-negotiated, market-driven certification system that distinguishes and rewards operators for outstanding social, environmental and safety performance.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2014

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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