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RSB’s global multi-stakeholder membership grows to 150

RSB is an association of members and these organisations members are at the heart of everything we do. As 2023 draws to a close, we are proud to say that our collaborative network continues to grow – as further ambitious and dedicated organisations have chosen to join RSB and align with our vision of a truly sustainable bioeconomy, bringing our membership to 150!

Think of RSB as a tree: the 12 Principles & Criteria are the roots that anchor and guide us as an organisation; the Secretariat represents the trunk of the tree that is responsible for the day-to-day management of our activities; and our members are the branches that reach out to positively impact different sectors and industries in the bioeconomy.

From growers and producers of next-generation fuels and materials to the end-users, blenders and investors of these products, from non-profit social organisations to non-governmental environmental organisations, and from high-level public policy institutions to academia and research institutions – we now stand tall with 150 diverse organisations joining us to collaborate and advance the transformation to a new, sustainable and just bioeconomy.

Each new member becomes an integral part of our growing tree, contributing unique perspectives to the evolving landscape of our initiatives (read on to learn more about joining RSB). Please join us in welcoming our newest membership organisations, from all corners of the world.

Alaska Airlines is a major American airline headquartered in SeaTac, Washington.

“Alaska Airlines has an ambitious goal of achieving carbon net zero by 2040, with interim goals for carbon efficiency, waste, and protecting local ecosystems. This path requires key technologies like sustainable aviation fuel and others that do not exist today at the scope, scale, or price needed for the future, and we are grateful for RSB’s insight to ensure we fully assess and consider the impact of these options and what it will take to bring them to scale.” – Diana Birkett Rakow, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Sustainability

The Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA) oversees aviation operations in Cameroon.

“CCAA is very pleased to become a member of the RSB. RSB is one of the very few International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) CORSIA approved Sustainability Certification Schemes. As such, being part of the RSB will help the CCAA to develop capacity and knowledge to support SAF initiatives in Cameroon, within the context of the ICAO LTAG for international aviation of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.”

Embraer S.A. is a Brazilian multinational aerospace corporation.

“RSB has a credible work history assessing the impact of sustainable materials, specifically for the aviation sector, Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). The use of SAF will be the most relevant strategy for the transition to a carbon-neutral aviation environment. Embraer is pleased to join RSB, aiming to contribute to working group discussions, and garner greater insights for our decarbonization journey.” – Andreza Alberto, VP People & ESG

Ipiranga is a Brazilian fuel-distribution company.

“We are proud to become a new RSB member.  Being part of this collaborative network will reinforce the company’s commitment to advance in its sustainability journey.”

OMV Downstream is a subsidiary of OMV, which produces and markets oil and gas, as well as chemical solutions.

“We are delighted to join RSB as a member, as the RSB has created a robust manual in support of a credible and transparent book & claim framework. Together, we will aim to co-create new best practices and drive the sustainability development in commercial aviation.” – Wanyu Sheng-Kara, Product & Service Portfolio is a blockchain farming and crop traceability platform.

“As part of RSB, we want to work together and proactively to find and provide solutions that meet the objectives of sustainable development. This is not only within the framework of the commitment we acquire as members, but also as a company that works to create positive change for sustainable agriculture.” – Marcos Botta, Co-Founder and CIO & COO (Chief Innovation and Operating Officer)

Wild Asia is a Malaysian-based social and environmental non-profit.

“It is a privilege for Wild Asia to be part of RSB’s global membership community! As a social impact enterprise, Wild Asia’s core mission is to unlock the hidden value of sustainable ‘BIO’ production. With our long-standing experience in group certification and a solid programme to nurture regenerative farming in Asia, we hope to share valuable insights and work together with the RSB community to advance the biocircular economy. As a RSB member with shared core values, we also look forward to tapping into this global network to help us scale up our efforts from the ground up and develop the sustainable ‘BIO’ feedstock for the future.” – Dr. Reza Azmi, Executive Director & Founder

CHOOOSE is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform provider empowering businesses to integrate climate action into their customer experience solutions.

“CHOOOSE is proud to become an RSB member, and we look forward to working alongside the organization to help decarbonize challenging sectors, particularly aviation. The focus will be on accelerating the commercialization of innovative technologies and scaling the demand and adoption of SAF while ensuring responsible sourcing of fuels.” – Andreas Slettvoll, CEO

Jet Zero Australia is a leading-edge Australian bioenergy company established to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (“SAF”), and driven by our determination to build a better Australia today.

“Jet Zero Australia is very proud to become a member of the RSB. We are focussed on delivering sustainable aviation fuel and it being certified to the highest standard. We look forward to working with the RSB so we can help decarbonise the aviation sector and help contribute to the communities in which we will operate.” – Ed Mason, Founder and CEO

M-RETS is a mission-driven not-for-profit environmental attribute tracking platform.

“Through our online platform, trusted data, and institutional transparency M-RETS is building the transformational digital infrastructure critical for a thriving, decarbonized economy. Joining RSB is directly aligned with the M-RETS mission, as we firmly believe that clean electrons and clean molecules are the inputs to the fuels of the future. Using our existing and new registries, M-RETS data and services provide a critical platform from which to measure the decarbonization impact of a growing variety of environmental attribute certificates for existing and future clean energy solutions. Along with other members, we look forward to supporting the great work of RSB and our fellow members.” – Ben Gerber, President & CEO

World Fuel Services solves energy challenges for customers around the world.

“We are excited to become a member of RSB and join other industry participants to help create meaningful decarbonization standards and policies. World Fuel is a global supplier and distributor of energy products and services and has been making significant strides in decarbonization initiatives, broadening our supply fulfilment capabilities to include renewable fuels for aviation, marine, and land sectors, such as renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. RSB is a leader in shaping decarbonization policies and practices, and we are looking forward to working together to accelerate the journey toward net zero.” – Brad Hurwitz, Senior Vice President, Supply and Trading

Shanghai Biobased Technology provides consultation services for green energy including methanol and SAF.

“We are delighted to join the RSB family. The RSB philosophy has allowed us to delve deeper into the relationship between bioenergy and bioeconomy. The RSB philosophy can help our company achieve carbon neutrality and engage in sustainable development. We look forward to communicating with its members, learning and sharing in the knowledge of sustainable development in biology.” – Mr. Cheng Zhaopeng, Director of Shanghai Biobased Technology

We are thrilled to welcome these companies into our collaborative network, cultivating a flourishing ecosystem in which they’ll help refine our sustainability framework and actively participate in our various membership platforms.

In 2024, we have ambitions to grow our membership community even more – particularly in Chambers 3 (Social Organisations) and Chamber 4 (Environmental Organisations). This builds on the momentum of the recent decision by RSB Delegates to extend member dues exemption to environmental and academic institutions.

If you are interested in joining RSB, explore the opportunities available by clicking here.

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