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Standard Documents

Guidelines, guidance and general information for using the RSB Standard.

Download documents relating to the certification standard, guidelines and guidance for operators, assurance system standard, and other standards here. Translations in Spanish and Chinese available.

Standard Documents

General Documents
RSB Procedures for Development/Modification of Standards, Procedures and Guidance
Standards on rules and interfaces for adaptation of the RSB Principles & Criteria (RSB-STD-15)
RSB Assurance System

RSB List of Documents

All the standards are listed in this document, with corresponding references and versions.

RSB List of Documents

Glossary of Terms

This standard specifies the terms used in RSB Standards, and provides definitions for these terms. While implementing RSB Standards, all users shall refer to and use the definitions provided in this standard.

Glossary of Terms

RSB Fossil Fuel Baseline Calculation Methodology

RSB Fossil Fuel Baseline Calculation Methodology

RSB Phase-in Procedure

This procedure specifies the conditions under which operators, certification bodies and accreditation bodies shall implement new and revised standards and procedures.

RSB Phase-in Procedure

RSB Grievance Procedure

This procedure aims to ensure that grievances against the implementation of RSB policies and procedures, recognised certification bodies, their certification decisions, and RSB members are handled in an effective manner.

RSB Grievance Procedure

Procedure for Development and Modification of RSB Standards

This procedure specifies the requirements for the development and modification of RSB Standards.

Procedure for Development and Modification of RSB Standards

Procedure for Development and Modification of RSB Procedures

This procedure specifies the requirements for the development and modification of RSB procedures.

Procedure for Development and Modification of RSB Procedures

Procedure for Development and Modification of RSB Guidance

This procedure specifies the requirements for the development and modification of RSB guidance.

Procedure for Development and Modification of RSB Guidance

Standard for adaptation to crop-specific conditions

This standard specifies the requirements for the adaptation of RSB Standards to crop-specific conditions.

Standard for adaptation to crop-specific conditions

Standard for adaptation to geographic conditions

This standard specifies the requirements for the adaptation of RSB Standards to geographic conditions.

Standard for adaptation to geographic conditions

Standard for adaptation to biomass production standards

This standard specifies the requirements for the adaptation of RSB Standards to biomass production standards.

Standard for adaptation to biomass production standards

RSB Procedure for Certification Bodies and Auditors

This procedure describes the requirements to be applied by CBs in order to be accredited to perform audits of RSB Participating Operators, issue RSB certificates and ensure the continuous monitoring of RSB Participating Operators.

RSB Procedure for Certification Bodies and Auditors

General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies

This standard is presented as a complement to ISO/IEC 17011:2004 (E), which specifies certain aspects in addition to the ISO standard, clarifies and interprets some requirements, based on the needs of the RSB Standards and the RSB certification systems.

General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies

RSB Standard

Tools & Guidance

RSB Guidance on Principles & Criteria helps operators develop an understanding of the significance of the minimum and progress requirements under each of the 12 RSB Principles.

RSB Standard

About the RSB Standard

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

RSB Standard

Standard Development

The RSB Standard is regularly reviewed, and RSB continues to work on streamlining all the components.

Case Study

ASSOBARI First Sugar Cane Farmer Organisation in Brazil to Earn RSB Certification

ASSOBARI (Associação dos Fornecedores de Cana da Região de Bariri) is the first organisation of sugar cane producers in Brazil to earn RSB certification. The RSB certification is for the production and processing of sugar cane by 62 farmers and approximately 1,860 hectares of sugar cane plantations.

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