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Measuring Our Impact

The RSB cares about real impacts

The RSB has to ensure that its desired long-term goals will be achieved. The RSB Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) System is designed to measure this success in biomass supply chains.

The RSB monitors its performance by processing data collected among its certified operators through a set of “outcome indicators”, which cover all the environmental, social and economic issues and the context in which operators work.

The measured impacts are compared to the expected results and outcomes, as defined in the initial RSB “Theory of Change”, which describes the short-term, mid-term and long-term effects the RSB is expected to drive in terms of contributing to developing a sustainable bio-based economy.

Results from the M&E system feed into the continuous improvement of the RSB Standards, Policies, Guidance and Tools of the certification system, as well RSB strategies and activities.

Committed to transparency, the RSB prepares its M&E reports annually and circulates them among RSB stakeholders for comments and further improvements to the system.

Monitoring & Evaluation System

Public System Report
Outcome Evaluation Report
Stakeholder Participation

Public System Report

The Public System Report summarises how our RSB Monitoring & Evaluation system is working. It describes the short-term, mid-term and long-term effects the RSB is expected to drive in terms of contributing to developing a sustainable, bio-based economy.

RSB Public M&E System Report (May 2017)

Outcome Evaluation Report

Outcome evaluation reports are systematic, objective, in-depth assessments of the short-term and medium-term results or effects of the implementation of a standards system. These reports seek to shed light on the extent to which the standards system’s desired changes are occurring. This report contains outcomes for our first outcome evaluation.

RSB Outcome Evaluation Report

Stakeholder Participation

Public System Reports as well as Outcome Evaluation Reports are updated annually and circulated among RSB stakeholders for comments and further improvements to the system.
Irrespective of the consultation schedule, comments, questions or complaints about the RSB Monitoring & Evaluation System may be submitted at any time.

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Case Study

Smallholder Programme in Asia

The RSB has partnered with Biomass Group in Sri Lanka to support small farmers there in harvesting Gliricidia as a bioenergy feedstock.

Gliricidia (Gliricidia sepium) is a fast-growing, short-rotation tree growing naturally in Sri Lanka. It is grown in plantations as a shade tree and soil improver, and by smallholders as “live fencing”, as well as to support other crops, for animal fodder and as a fertiliser.

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The RSB offers trusted, credible tools and solutions for sustainability and biomaterials certification that mitigate business risk, fuels the bioeconomy and contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals that enables the protection of ecosystems and the promotion of food security.

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International Environment House 2
7-9 Chemin de Balexert
CH-1219 | Chatelaine (Geneva) | Switzerland

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