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Past Consultation: Principles and Criteria

Public consultation: Was held from January 28 – March 28, 2015
Approval by Assembly of Delegates: Approved

Results of the public consultation were fed into the discussions among RSB members over the Version 3.0 of the P&Cs, which was approved by the RSB Assembly of Delegates in 2016, following the ISEAL Standard-setting Code (
Terms of Reference for P&Cs revision

The RSB Principles & Criteria represent the core of the RSB certification system. They describe the environmental and social requirements to be met by certified operators to ensure a sustainable production of biomass and biomaterials.

Please contact the RSB Secretariat for a synopsis showing all comments received and how RSB addressed them in the new version of the standard.

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