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1-year pilot period of revised P&C now open

Last year, at the RSB Assembly of Delegates, RSB’s revised Principles & Criteria (P&C) were approved by the RSB membership community for a one-year pilot period to test these revisions in real-world scenarios.

That pilot period kicks off now.

RSB participating operators are now free to voluntarily pilot the revised requirements on continuous improvement, FPIC (free, prior and informed consent), GHG reduction thresholds, human and labour rights, food security, soil carbon, water management, air quality, land use – and more. In this pilot period, RSB invites further feedback from those using the requirements in practice to share feedback and insights, before any decision to implement the new requirements fully.

The timeline of the pilot period is as follows:

  • Q1 – Kick-off
  • Q2 – Pilot period
  • Q3 – Review period
  • Q4 – Approval at the RSB Assembly of Delegates 2023

“RSB is glad to be working with our certified participating operators and members, to further enhance and clarify the revisions to RSB’s robust sustainability framework – the Principles and Criteria. By holding a pilot process, we are able to ensure that all updates are robust, clear and will make a genuine contribution to ensuring positive impacts can be created by the biocircular economy,” said RSB’s Technical Director, Nicola Noponen.  

If you are an RSB participating operator and interested in volunteering in this one-year pilot period, please contact RSB Sustainable Feedstock Expert, Alex Ehrenhaus.

The updates to the P&C can be accessed here.

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