Olympus Energy earned the highest possible environmental performance asset-level certifications relying on Project Canary's rigorous, independent environmental assessment process, the company announced July 12. Olympus’ ratings validate the company's best-in-class ESG performance, industry-leading low-methane emissions, community engagement and freshwater programs.

"Every day, the Olympus team works to produce natural gas in the most efficient and environmentally responsible manner possible. This certification validates our commitment," Tim Dugan, president and CEO of Olympus Energy, said in a statement. "We're deeply proud of the results achieved by doing things the right way and continually seek innovative approaches to unlock even better ESG performance."

Project Canary's rigorous analysis of over 800 data point including existing well sites represents the industry's most comprehensive assessment program. Olympus' low-methane verified environmental attribute performance alongside key initiatives including upgrading local infrastructure voluntarily, holding transparent community dialogue, establishing and practicing an industry-leading emergency response program, water recycling initiatives and building a wildlife habitat area contributed to the company's top ratings.

"Net-zero requires solutions for low-methane verified environmental attributes and freshwater use, among other ESG markers," said Chris Romer, co-founder and CEO of Project Canary.

He added, "Not often do we see a producer achieve best-in-class ratings across-the-board like Olympus has. It's a credit to their industry leadership for making environmental integrity fundamental to the business."

Olympus was the first integrated exploration and production company to seek complete upstream and midstream certification, with the Hyperion Midstream review beginning in July.