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Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification is an international stakeholders’ initiative developed to ensure the sustainability of biofuels. Biofuel producers and processors who certify their operation against the RSB standard prove their understanding and acceptance of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels to stakeholders and customers.

The RSB standard is approved by the European Commission to meet the requirements of the European Renewable Energy Directive.

SGS is a globally recognized leader in biofuels technology and RSB certification and training. Our network of auditors are highly qualified in all aspects of biofuel production, environmental science and local and international regulations and guidelines. They work with you toward the continuous improvement of your biofuel operation and RSB Certification.

The RSB model is verified through independent third party Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Certification, which ensures that your organization meets the requirements of the roundtable group. During an RSB audit, SGS teams of biofuels experts verify key features of your operation against the RSB standard.

The sustainability of biofuels is measured across the supply chain with sustainability claims verified for raw products, intermediate products and final products, ensuring that every link in the chain from field to distribution is covered. The RSB standard takes a holistic approach to sustainability and incorporates a broad range of considerations including:

  • Legality
  • Human and labour rights
  • Local food security
  • Effects on rural and social development
  • Planning, monitoring and improving biofuels operations
  • Conservation
  • Use of technology and waste management
  • Effects on water, soil and air

The RSB standard is designed to be easily adopted by large and small organizations, producing or processing any type of biofuel crop. A Roundtable Sustainable Biofuels Certificate demonstrates your acceptance of this important new biofuels initiative. Your biofuels operation will gain a competitive edge by certifying against the RSB standard. Contact SGS to learn more about the standard and the certification process.

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