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Standard Development

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.

The RSB is a full member of the ISEAL alliance and has a formal process for how the RSB Standard is developed, adapted and reviewed by its members. All major modifications require a formal consultation, in line with the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice, and approval by RSB members.

Expert Groups

If you are interested in contributing to the development of the RSB Standard, please contact our Standards Development Director elena.schmidt@rsb.org.

Standards Development Workplan

Please see the 2017 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 multistakeholder 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.

The 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 the RSB’s approach to implementing 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.

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Call for Public Comments

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

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Past Consultations

As new technology, research and sustainability issues emerge, the RSB works with its members to adapt the Standard.

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Standard Documents

Download documents relating to the certification standard, guidelines and guidance for operators, assurance system standard, and other standards in Standard Documents.

Case Study

NRDC Recommends Airlines Source Only RSB Certified Biofuels

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)’s 2016 Aviation Scorecard report recommends that airlines should make public commitments to source only RSB-certified aviation biofuels, and communicate this to fuel and feedstock producers. NRDC also recommends that airlines without delivery contracts for RSB-certified biofuels should explore and secure them at the earliest opportunity.

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 restoration of ecosystems and the promotion of food security.

Contact Us

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