Chesapeake Energy Corp. said Wednesday it is partnering with nonprofits MiQ and Equitable Origin to certify its Lower 48 natural gas production as responsibly sourced under a rigorous set of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.

Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake said it would be “the first company to independently certify and continuously monitor its natural gas production across two major shale gas basins” under the MiQ methane standard and the EO100 Standard for Responsible Energy Development.

The certifications support “Chesapeake’s pledge to reduce methane and greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity and achieve net-zero direct greenhouse gases by 2035,” the exploration and production firm said. 

The partnership would first certify production across...