REDcert EU has been developed as one of the first voluntary schemes based on the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED). REDcert’s main focus is on European supply chains. This means that REDcert EU is mainly limited to application within European member states.
REDcert has been developed as a quality certification scheme, applicable throughout Europe. Specifically, it covers the assessment of sustainable production criteria, management criteria, traceability documentation and greenhouse gas assessment, saving on additional calculation.
REDcert can distinguish between:
- Primary producers, certification not mandatory (farm, plantations, points of origin of waste and residues).
- First gathering points/collecting points.
- Conversion units (output intermediate products or final fuel).
- Traders of raw/intermediate material or final fuel.