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Impact Assessment Guidelines

Support and guidance as you reach compliance with our Standard.

The RSB Standard includes several normative documents, which describe the requirements to be met by operators for a sustainable and traceable production of biomass and its derivatives.

In order to support and guide you through the compliance process, the RSB has developed specific tools and guidelines which describe the activities to be undertaken and practices to be implemented by operators to meet RSB requirements. The RSB Guidelines are particularly helpful through the impact assessment process required under RSB Principle 2. Following the completion of the screening exercise, you may be required to conduct in-depth impact assessment on certain aspects such as soil, water or food security.

The RSB Guidelines are your best supporting documentation through this process.

RSB Impact Assessment Guidelines
RSB Screening Tool
RSB Social Impact Assessment Guidelines
RSB Rural and Social Development Guidelines
RSB Food Security Assessment Guidelines
RSB Conservation Impact Assessment Guidelines
RSB Soil Impact Assessment Guidelines
RSB Corn Stover Protocol
RSB Water Assessment Guidelines
RSB Guidelines on Water Rights and Social Impacts
RSB Land Rights Guidelines

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RSB Impact Assessment Guidelines

Related Principle: Principle 2

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RSB Screening Tool

Related Principle: Principle 2

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RSB Social Impact Assessment Guidelines

Related Principle: Principle 5

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RSB Rural and Social Development Guidelines

Related Principle: Principle 5

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RSB Food Security Assessment Guidelines

Related Principle: Principle 6

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RSB Conservation Impact Assessment Guidelines

Related Principle: Principle 7

RSB Weed Risk Assessment Template

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RSB Soil Impact Assessment Guidelines

Related Principle: Principle 8

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RSB Corn Stover Protocol

Related Principle: Principle 8 Soil

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RSB Water Assessment Guidelines

Related Principle: Principle 9

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RSB Guidelines on Water Rights and Social Impacts

Related Principle: Principle 9

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RSB Land Rights Guidelines

Related Principle: Principle 12

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Tools & Guidance

RSB has developed tools and guidelines to assist operators in meeting the requirements of the Standard.

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We help companies ensure sustainable production through a unique combination of characteristics.

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About the Standard

We help companies ensure sustainable production through a unique combination of characteristics, setting it apart from other schemes.

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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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