Germany (and the world’s) oldest eco label, Blauer Engel (Blue Angel), recently conducted research that showed that RSB is the only certification system for biomass that fulfil their own rigorous requirements to be recognised under their own approach.
This 147-page study assessed a variety of sustainability systems for biomass according to the Blue Angel requirements and found that RSB is the only system that can be recommended for use without any constraints or additional requirements.
The German Blue Angel was the very first eco label globally and now covers over 10,000 products across 80 categories. The label is awarded by a multi-stakeholder jury and is administered by the German federal government. The Blue Angel examined a range of sustainability schemes for bio-based products in its feasibility study on “Implementation of sustainability criteria for the material use of biomass in the context of the Blue Angel” and found that RSB was the only scheme which fulfilled all requirements and can be recommended without any constraint.
The full study is available in German here.
About the RSB Standard for Advanced Products
Developed by RSB and its member community, the RSB Standard for Advanced Products includes a groundbreaking Positive Impacts approach. Advanced products (non-energy use products) include plastics, textiles, pharmaceuticals, packaging, tableware, cosmetics, nutritional supplements, food, feed, pulp, paper and many others. This new approach showcases the real impacts – from greenhouse gas savings to non-renewable resource conservation – of a new class of Advanced Products. With the expansion of the boundaries of sustainable production – to include not just bio-based content, but also waste from fossil sources – the way in which the sustainability of this growing sector is understood, measured and managed is evolving. RSB is leading that evolution with this trailblazing approach which will support producers, processors, end-users and consumers make the most sustainable choices.