The EO100™ Standard

Equitable Origin developed a comprehensive social and environmental performance standard for energy development operations, the “EO100™ Standard.” The EO100™ Standard is the foundational standard for the EO System and companion to technical addenda like the EO100™ for Shale Oil and Gas Operations.

By downloading the Standard, you accept that your use of the EO100™ Standard will be governed by the policies and Terms of Use as set forth in the EO100™ Standard.

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EO100™ Standard Terms of Use

The EO100™ Standard is protected under copyright law, including U.S. copyright law, which provides substantial damages for unauthorized copying, adaptation, or distribution of a work of authorship. You may not copy, edit, modify, transform, adapt, publish, republish, upload, distribute, redistribute, transmit, post, broadcast, or translate the EO100™ Standard or authorize any third party to undertake such action.

You are permitted to use the EO100™ Standard for informational and internal business purposes only. You are not permitted to use the EO100™ Standard to provide services for third parties, through a service bureau or otherwise. Equitable Origin may
revoke your permission to use the EO100™ Standard at any time and, if it does so, you must stop using the EO100™ Standard immediately, return to us any copy of the EO100™ Standard that you have in your possession, and destroy all electronic copies in your files and records. Use of the EO100™ Standard for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law.

Equitable Origin may also have patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights covering the contents of the EO100™ Standard, and Equitable Origin and its licensors retain all right, title, and interest in and
to such intellectual property rights. Except as expressly provided on our website ( or in a written agreement between you and Equitable Origin, the furnishing of the EO100™ Standard does not grant you any license, express or implied, to any such patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property of Equitable Origin.

We do grant your organization a nontransferable and nonexclusive “enterprise license” to make and distribute copies of such EO100™ Standard to other employees within your organization. All copyright notices and other proprietary notices must be retained on all such copies. You may not assign or transfer your right to use the EO100™ Standard to any third party. Any unpermitted assignment or other form of transfer of your right to use the EO100™ Standard is void.

Any breach or threatened breach of the terms governing the EO100™ Standard by you would cause irreparable damage and that, in the event of such breach or threatened breach, Equitable Origin shall have, in addition to any and all remedies at law, the right to injunctive relief, specific performance, and all other equitable relief of any kind available to Equitable Origin to prevent the violation of your obligations hereunder without the necessity of any proof of actual damages or the posting of a bond or other security. Equitable Origin has the right to seek and obtain monetary damages in addition to such equitable relief.

While Equitable Origin has made every effort to ensure that all information contained within the EO100™ Standard accurately reflects our current certification process, the EO100™ Standard is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

Without limiting the foregoing, Equitable Origin does not warrant that the EO100™ Standard is complete or that the EO100™ Standard will meet your requirements. Equitable Origin will not be liable for any damages or injury, including but not limited to, special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, caused by your use of the EO100™ Standard, even if an authorized representative of Equitable Origin has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The official language of the EO100™ Standard is English. Equitable Origin has made every effort to ensure consistency in translation; however, in the case of inconsistency between versions, reference shall default to the official language version.

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