Why Get Certified?

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By being RSB certified, you are demonstrating your commitment to a credible bioeconomy based on of ethical, sustainable and credibly-sourced biomaterials.

Strengthen Your Brand

RSB’s user-friendly certification system is the strongest and most trusted of its kind as recognised by WWF, IUCN, NRDC and others. Certified entities can communicate their RSB certification to the public and shareholders to prove their sustainability to the world and strengthen their brand as a front-runner in sustainability.

Manage Your Risk

RSB uses a risk management approach, which identifies the important sustainability issues for a given crop and location and focuses on managing them effectively. This ensures security and robustness while remaining flexible and adapting to a diverse range of feedstocks and products from geographical conditions. To match the needs of operators, several “chain of custody” options are proposed (100% segregation, mass balance, etc.).

Credibility and Transparency

RSB certification is comprehensive, ensuring credibility in diverse contexts, and is widely recognised by regulatory authorities in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere.

RSB applies global best practice as a full member of ISEAL, a global alliance conferring the highest credibility on sustainability standards. You can read more about our assurance system and auditors here.

Joint Certifications

RSB auditors can also provide cost effective dual certifications with other robust and credible sustainability standards such as FSC, SAN, and Bonsucro.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding certification, please contact us at applications@rsb.org or download our Certification Guide.

Download RSB’s case study about Certified Operator, Sunchem and learn why they got certified.

If you need more comprehensive support to prepare for certification or are interested in managing your risk as an investor, you might want to consider RSB’s Advisory Services.

Three Steps to Certification
Step 1: Application
Step 2: Preparation for Audit
Step 3: Audit
Auditor verifies compliance via a site visit and issues certificate. Promote RSB certification to your customers. Download RSB’s Certification Guide for more details.Certification Guide cover image