PROJECT EVALUATION AND ADVISORY SERVICES
Energy developers, investors in energy projects, or any other stakeholder in development projects wishing to go one step further than the executive-level Gap Analysis have access to EO’s Project Evaluation services. Informed by the results of a Gap Analysis, EO staff and/or EO-trained consultants visit the sites of current or future energy development projects to evaluate on-the-ground realities and offer customized advice on how to improve social and environmental performance at the site level, whether or not the project operator has committed to pursuing EO site certification.
EO100™ GAP ANALYSIS
The Gap Analysis offers a comparison of an Operator’s policies and practices to the provisions of the EO100™ Standard. Using EO’s proprietary online Gap Analysis Tool (coming soon), managers (e.g. Health, Safety and Environment Directors; Project Managers; Directors / VPs of Sustainability) answer detailed questions about company policies and procedures relating to social and environmental impacts. Each question aligns with an EO100™ Performance Target, and responses identify “gaps” between operations and best industry practices, as defined by the EO100™ Standard. The results of the Gap Analysis provide valuable data to operators, investors, regulators and other stakeholders for evaluating and managing non-technical risk. Gap Analysis results also offer insight to stakeholders interested in improving social and environmental performance, whether through EO site certification or other means.
EO100™ SITE CERTIFICATION
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 offers innovative energy developers and site operators:
- A protocol for engaging stakeholders in a productive dialog to build trust and informed support of their projects
- Support services to help them meet the EO100™ Standard
- Independent, credible verification of an energy project’s performance
- Public certification that has the support of local and international stakeholders
The Equitable Origin System is grounded in community engagement. Equitable Origin offers years of experience and a wealth of expertise in community engagement to operators, regulators and other stakeholders seeking productive dialogue with communities near their project(s) to establish positive relationships and inform exceptional social performance. Community Engagement services can include situational analyses and local stakeholder mapping of specific projects and in-person or virtual workshops led by EO staff and/or trained consultants. Engagement services are effective at any stage of an energy development project. EO specializes in engagement with Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon region.