Operations follow all applicable laws and regulations.
Sustainable operations are planned, implemented, and continuously improved through an open, transparent, and consultative impact assessment and management process and an economic viability analysis.
Biofuels contribute to climate change mitigation by significantly reducing life-cycle GHG emissions as compared to fossil fuels.
Operations do not violate human rights or labour rights, and promote decent work and the well-being of workers.
In regions of poverty, operations contribute to the social and economic development of local, rural and indigenous people and communities.
Operations ensure the human right to adequate food and improve food security in food insecure regions.
Operations avoid negative impacts on biodiversity, ecosystems, and conservation values.
Operations implement practices that seek to reverse soil degradation and/or maintain soil health.
Operations maintain or enhance the quality and quantity of surface and groundwater resources, and respect prior formal or customary water rights.
Air pollution is minimised along the whole supply chain.
The use of technologies seeks to maximise production efficiency and social and environmental performance, and minimise the risk of damage to the environment and people.
Operations respect land rights and land use rights.
Operators demonstrate that they produce biomass / biofuels / biomaterials with low risk to indirect land-use change.