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Apply For Certification

We offer a simple application procedure, comprehensive online tools and documents to guide you through a successful audit.
RSB certification bodies can also provide cost-effective dual certifications with other robust and credible sustainability standards such as FSC, SAN, and Bonsucro.

Before applying for certification, select which type of certification you require. There is a choice of RSB Standards to which you can be certified, described below. The RSB is happy to advise you on the best standard for your operation.

Certification Process

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Certification Fees

The cost of RSB Certification is determined by a variety of factors.

Download our Fee Calculation Tool and find out which fees will apply to you.

Participating Operator Agreement

Preparing for your Audit

In order for your application for RSB Certification to progress, you must ensure that you are fully prepared for your audit and are in compliance with the RSB Principles and Criteria.

The tools below will help you get ready for you audit.

Getting Ready for Your RSB Audit
Self-Risk Assessment
Screening Tool
Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP)
Greenhouse Gas Calculator
Chain of Custody Procedure
RSB Claims Procedure
Stakeholder Lists

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Getting Ready for Your RSB Audit

Describes the evidence to assemble for your RSB audit for different types of operators.

Getting Ready for Your RSB Audit

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Self-Risk Assessment

A short set of questions to establish your risk class and ongoing audit frequency.

Self-Risk Assessment

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Screening Tool

This is a downloadable version of the Screening Tool guidance that allows you to carry out the screening process electronically. It helps you decide what documentation you need to show compliance with RSB’s criteria, starting with questions on page 4.

Screening Tool

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Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP)

We offer a document which references your operating permits, water management, safety information, contacts with stakeholders, and helps collect all the information you need in one place.

Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP)
ESMP Guidelines Document

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Greenhouse Gas Calculator

RSB requires that you demonstrate a 50% GHG saving overall. You can do this by using any of various calculators available, listed here:

GHG Calculators

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Chain of Custody Procedure

We offer an outline of simplified procedures which you can customize to your own case if you don’t already have one. You can choose a segregated or mass balance chain of custody model. RSB auditors can also provide cost effective joint-certifications with other credible sustainability standards such as FSC, SAN, and Bonsucro.

Chain of Custody Procedure

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RSB Claims Procedure

We offer an outline to help you develop your own procedure to make an appropriate RSB claim if you don’t already have one.

RSB Claims Procedure

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Stakeholder Lists

We offer a list of generic types of stakeholders to consult depending on your situation.

Stakeholder Lists

Find your Certification Documents

Before applying for certification, operators should select which type of certification they require.
Certification

About Certification

RSB certifies producers of biomass, biofuels and biomaterials.

Certification

Certification Documents

Before applying for certification operators should select which type of certification they require.

Certification

Participating Operators

Partner with RSB for real change.

Case Study

RSB Working With Others to Make a Difference in South Africa

On Boeing’s 100th anniversary, South African Airways (SAA) celebrated Africa’s first sustainable biofuel flight. The flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town, operated by a Boeing 737-800, used biojet fuel produced from Sunchem’s nicotine-free tobacco plant Solaris, refined by AltAir Fuels, and supplied by SkyNRG. Sunchem and SkyNRG are both RSB certified, and AltAir is in the process of RSB certification.

About Us

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.

Contact Us

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

+41 22 534 90 50

info@rsb.org