FORT ST JOHN – Pacific Canbriam Energy Limited has become the second natural gas producer in Canada to achieve an EO100™ Standard Certification from Equitable Origin. Equitable Origin is a reputable standard-setting organization that certifies energy production based on third-party verification that evaluates energy producers that can demonstrate their commitment to the highest environmental, social and governance standards in their operations.
Producers like Pacific Canbriam are leading the way to sustainable energy development and reduction in global GHGs.
This distinguished certification confirms Pacific Canbriam’s leadership in the use of innovative and transparent practices and processes to produce some of the world’s most sustainable and responsible natural gas.
“Achieving EO100™ Standard Certification is a milestone accomplishment for Pacific Canbriam and sets the bar for regular measurement, benchmarking and continuous improvement. We could not have accomplished certification without the commitment, teamwork and collaboration of every Pacific Canbriam employee,” said Paul Myers, President of Pacific Canbriam Energy Limited. “The certification also marks the beginning of a new, more transparent era of natural gas development in Canada where we show the world that resources are, and will continue to be developed to the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility. Producers like Pacific Canbriam are leading the way to more sustainable energy development and continued reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions.”
Pacific Canbriam was awarded the EO100™ Standard Certification after it demonstrated excellence and met performance targets in five areas: corporate governance and ethics; social impacts, human rights and community engagement; Indigenous Peoples’ rights; occupational health & safety and fair labour standards; and environmental impacts, biodiversity and climate change. The assessment team conducted a comprehensive and independent assurance process by inspecting operations, conducting interviews with workers and contractors, as well as meeting local Indigenous leaders in order to verify Pacific Canbriam’s performance.
This status was awarded based on rigorous assessments that proved the company met the requirements for certification. These include Performance Targets of the EO100™ Standard for Responsible Energy Development (2017) and the EO100™ Standard Addendum for Shale Oil and Gas Operations (2015).
“Pacific Canbriam is helping to lead the way in their industry by not only meeting the stringent requirements of the EO100™ Standard, but also going above and beyond in many areas including human rights, inclusive engagement, good faith consultation and land rights,” said Soledad Mills, Chief Executive Officer of Equitable Origin.
Equitable Origin, the non-profit organization behind the EO100™ Standard, developed the world’s first stakeholder-based standards system for the responsible development of energy and natural resources. The EO100™ Standard was developed according to the requirements of the ISEAL Alliance, an association of global sustainability standards.