Standard Development

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The RSB Standard is constantly evolving as our world evolves. As new technology, research and sustainability issues emerge, the RSB works with its members to adapt the Standard.

Expert Groups

In addition to its members, the RSB works with experts from a range of disciplines that provide invaluable input to consultations and expert groups. If you work on issues related to the biomaterials field and are interested in contributing to the development of the RSB Standard, please contact us at elena.schmidt@rsb.org.

Public Consultations

For information about current and past consultations, please visit the Public Consultations page.

Interested parties are always welcome to submit feedback on the RSB Standards and procedures between revision processes, by using this downloadable feedback form.

Standards Development Workplan

Please see the 2016 RSB Standards Development Workplan for a general overview of current standard development activities.

ISEAL Standard-Setting Code

The RSB is a full member of the ISEAL Alliance which sets Codes of Good Practice for ISEALMember-Logomulti-stakeholder sustainability standards. Compliance with ISEAL requirements is a rigorous process and has only been achieved by a limited number of global sustainability standards such as the Forest Stewardship Council, FairTrade and the Marine Stewardship Council.

RSB was independently evaluated and found to be in compliance with the ISEAL Standard-Setting Code, which defines effective standard-setting processes and increases the credibility of the standard.

An integral component of RSB’s approach to implement the Standard-Setting Code is our unique Chamber governance system. In combination with the decision making mechanism based on consensus that ensures that the voices of all our stakeholders are heard, users of the standard can be sure that our standard covers all sustainability aspects that matter.