SGS becomes first entity in Spain to be accredited by RSB Standard
On 20th September 2022, SGS obtained accreditation under the RSB Standard, recognised by the European Commission, to verify the sustainability of biofuels – making them the first entity in Spain to be accredited by the RSB.
SGS is a world leader in inspection, verification, testing and certification. It is considered the global benchmark in quality and integrity, and boasts more than 96,000 employees and a network of over than 2,700 offices and laboratories around the world.
This accreditation allows the verifications required in RD 376/2022 to be carried out, which regulates the verification of sustainability and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels, bioliquids, biomass fuels and renewable fuels of non-biological origin. This accreditation also allows the verification of the sustainability of biofuels within the scope of CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting Reduction Scheme for International Aviation), and the sustainability of products within sectors such as textiles, pharmaceuticals, packaging, cosmetics, nutritional supplements, food, pulp and paper, among others.
The RSB Standard allows for the sustainable management of biomass, biomaterials and biofuels and renewable fuels of non-biological origin, as well as advanced products. In addition, it ensures that any bio-based feedstock, biomass-derived material and any advanced fuel, including entire supply chains and new technologies, are socially responsible, environmentally sustainable and of credible origin, contributing to the mitigation of business, environmental and social risk.
This new accreditation is part of SGS’s commitment to accompany its clients on their journey towards sustainability, offering them the most complete range of solutions and providing guarantees of credibility and transparency in their projects with the aim of building a more responsible and sustainable future.
For more information, contact:
Lourdes Martin Mangas
Technical Director of Sustainability & Climate Change, SGS Spain