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About Membership

We build bridges for a sustainable future.

The RSB is what it is today because of its members. Over 100 diverse organisations have come together to create the RSB. What was once a vision to ensure biofuel sustainability has grown into the world’s best sustainability certification for all biomaterials.

Today, members promote the RSB’s sustainability certification, and approve revisions to the standard and certification system as technology, the environment and society are constantly changing.

Why Become a Member?

As an RSB member, you are part of a worldwide movement of NGOs, government, businesses, academia and UN organisations that make sustainability a priority. You can help lead the way to ensure the sustainable production of biofuels and biomaterials that promote food security, rural development and reduction in greenhouse gases while protecting human rights and the environment.

Find out more about our governance structure here.

Demonstrate Your Commitment to Sustainability
Shape the Future of Sustainable Biomaterials
Expand Your Network
Eligible for Discount

Demonstrate Your Commitment to Sustainability

Whether your shareholders are buyers, consumers, or your employees, you can leverage your membership to strengthen your social responsibility message. You can also demonstrate that you are committed to ensuring that the biomass industry moves on a sustainable path.

Shape the Future of Sustainable Biomaterials

In the ever-changing world of sustainability issues surrounding biomaterials, you can contribute your views, profile your work, and ensure that it is integrated into the world’s foremost sustainability standard.

Expand Your Network

Have the opportunity to meet others committed to solving sustainability issues and keep up to date with the latest developments in biomaterials, aviation, civil society and government. RSB members have found common areas of interest and forged partnerships on policy, smallholder programmes and on technical issues such as lifecycle analysis.

Eligible for Discount

Members are able to apply for special rates on advisory services and certification.

How Membership Works

RSB is owned and run by its members. They come together at least once a year at the General Assembly of Delegates to approve changes to the standards, appoint the Board of Directors, review the accounts and make any adjustments to the rules and legal status of the organisation. To ensure a balance between business and civil society interests, RSB members are organised into five chambers which represent different sectors.

We Support Water-Secure Communities

Our unique Standard ensures that water access is protected – for both producers and communities.

How to become a Member

1. Apply
2. Review
3. Process

1. Apply

Complete the application form with a covering letter and submit to RSB.

2. Review

The RSB Board of Directors will then review the application.

3. Process

RSB accepts new members on a rolling basis and the process takes only 3 weeks, from submission to acceptance.

Types of Membership

Full Membership

Allows you to vote and take part in all decision-making of the RSB. Full members are part of the governance of RSB and are eligible for leadership positions within the organ- isation.

Associate Membership

Is an option for organisations that might have restrictions on becoming full voting members of another entity. Associate Members can participate fully in discussions on the development of the RSB standards, but unlike Full Members, they are not part of the governance of the organisation. Therefore they are not eligible for leadership positions and do not vote.


Apply for Membership

RSB is a membership body and we invite organisations from relevant areas to join us in shaping the future of biomaterials and the RSB Standard.


Membership List

RSB membership is open to all and reflects the diversity and opinions needed for real solutions.

The RSB Standard

The RSB Standard

We help companies ensure sustainable production through a unique combination of components that differentiate the RSB Standard from any other active standard today.

Case Study

Franklin Baker First Food Ingredient Producer to Earn RSB Certification

Franklin Baker Company of the Philippines earned RSB certification for the growing, harvesting and supply of coconut products from farms located in the Mindanao Island, Philippines. Their products include desiccated coconut, sweetened and unsweetened toasted coconut, creamed coconut and coconut concentrate, virgin coconut oil, coconut flour and coconut water.

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

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