Colombia: Equitable Origin certifies Pacific Rubiales & Ecopetrol oil sites as socially & environmentally responsible
Author: Equitable Origin, Published on: 23 September 2014
"Equitable Origin Certifies First Ever Sites for Responsible Oil Production", 9 Sep 2014
Equitable Origin (EO) today announced the world’s first certification of socially and environmentally responsible oil production sites. EO100™ Standard certification of the Quifa and Rubiales sites in Colombia signifies the environmental, social, health and ethical practices at those sites meet the industry’s highest standards...The EO100™ Standard was built through a multi-stakeholder consultation process, and is the only comprehensive voluntary standard of its kind for the oil and gas exploration and production industry. Deloitte Colombia, the first organization to have successfully gained approval as an EO100™ Certification Body, completed the independent, third-party audit of the Quifa and Rubiales sites, which are operated by Pacific Rubiales in partnership with Ecopetrol..."The process to achieve the EO100™ Standard certification was not easy, but it was worth the effort to demonstrate to the communities neighboring our Quifa and Rubiales operations, to the government of Colombia, and to our investors in the global financial centers that profits can go hand-in-hand with responsible operating practices,” said Federico Restrepo Solano, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Pacific Rubiales Energy.