The goal of the SBP is to comply with the legal, regulatory and sustainability requirements in the European Union. The SBP framework offers a more holistic approach in its requirements and focuses on the implementation of current developments in society. Special attention is given to social compliance, land use change and biodiversity.
SBP covers the whole supply chain from forest to consumer. The framework is a mill centralised certification scheme, which differs from forest centralised certification schemes. However, if the sourcing area is already certified, obtaining SBP approval for products is relatively easy.
For more information, please visit the website Sustainable Biomass Partnership.
SBP consists of multiple standards:
|SBP Standard 1||Feedstock Compliance Standard||Biomass producers with uncertified supply base|
|SBP Standard 2||Verification of SBP-Compliant
|All biomass producers, also with 100% certified
|SBP Standard 3||Certification Systems requirements
for certification bodies
|Certification bodies (Control Union)|
|SBP Standard 4||Chain of Custody||All legal owners of biomass in the supply chain|
|SBP Standard 5||Collection and Communication
|All legal owners of biomass in the supply chain|
|SBP Standard 6||Energy and Carbon Balance
|End-users of biomass to produce energy / heat|
Control Union Certifications BV is accredited by ASI for this scheme under registration nr. ASI-ACC-017.