To ensure the applicability of our powerful sustainability framework, RSB has developed specific certification solutions for every context – regardless of the operator type, location, supply chain type, feedstock or final product.
These certification solutions provide guidance and rules for the implementation of the Principles & Criteria in any situation – supporting a diverse group of operators to make truly credible claims. See our schemes below.
RSB Global Fuels Certification
RSB has developed the most robust and credible standard for the production of fuels anywhere in the world – ensuring that fuel production can demonstrate real greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions, while not contributing to issues like deforestation, global hunger and ecological breakdown.
RSB’s Global Fuels Certification describes how to produce fuels from bio-based and advanced feedstocks in a way that enhances long-term environmental and social outcomes. It is composed of a variety of procedures and methodologies that describe how to produce and trade bio-based and advanced fuels.
RSB Global Advanced Products Certification
RSB has developed a ground-breaking approach to allow the certification of advanced products against RSB’s best-in-class sustainability framework – ensuring that the non-energy products supply chains can demonstrate real positive impacts through sustainable production, climate change mitigation and reduced use of fossil resources.
RSB’s Certification for Global Advanced Products describes how to produce advanced products in a way that enhances long-term environmental and social outcomes. It is composed of a variety of procedures and methodologies that describe how to produce and trade advanced products.
RSB EU RED Fuel Certification
RSB has developed the most robust and credible standard for the production of fuels in the European Union (EU) – ensuring that fuel production can demonstrate real GHG emission reductions, while not contributing to issues like deforestation, global hunger and ecological breakdown.
RSB’s EU RED Fuel Certification describes how to produce biofuels in a way that enhances long-term environmental and social outcomes and to guarantee compliance with the EU sustainability criteria and traceability requirements for biofuels and bioliquids. It is composed of a variety of procedures and methodologies that describe how to produce, trade and use bio-based fuels.
RSB CORSIA Certification
RSB’s CORSIA Certification describes how to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from bio-based and advanced feedstocks in a way that enhances long-term environmental and social outcomes – ensuring eligibility under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).
The standard was recognised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation in December 2020 and specifies requirements for operators along the supply chain to produce SAF that is eligible under CORSIA, and complies with RSB’s sustainability requirements. This allows aviation leaders to make powerful claims on GHG reductions and other important sustainability aspects such as food security, environmental protection and human rights.
RSB Japan FIT (Biomass) Certification
The RSB Japan FIT Scheme certification has been developed to enable biomass producers and traders to demonstrate compliance with the sustainability requirements of RSB and to unlock access to Japan’s Feed in Tarif (FIT) system. FIT sets out a system of incentives for the production of renewable electricity in Japan which includes subsidies for the procurement of biomass which includes vegetable oils as well as various agricultural and industrial residues and end-of-life products.
Specific requirements for the certification of biomass – including for chain of custody – were published by Japan’s Ministry for Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in April 2020. The RSB Japan FIT standard incorporates these requirements so that products certified under this standard will be eligible under Japan’s FIT system.
RSB Book & Claim Trader Certification
Book and claim enables suppliers to reach many more customers than possible with physical, mass balance supply chains, and, while the customer may not technically fly or ship their goods on sustainable fuels, their purchase demonstrates market demand and supports the development of supply globally. In turn, they may claim the environmental benefits towards their voluntary GHG emissions reduction targets.
Companies wishing to register sustainable aviation (and soon marine) fuels as ‘Book & Claim Units’ in the RSB Book & Claim Registry must hold a RSB Trader certification, covering the chain of custody and other management practices.
RSB Certification for Smallholder Groups
The RSB Certification for Smallholder Groups is designed to support smallholders (areas <75 hectares) to access third-party certification by reducing economic barriers that might prevent small scale farmers from demonstrating compliance with sustainability criteria. The certified smallholder groups can supply RSB biomass to fuels and/or any bio-based product processor.
The RSB smallholder certification allows farmers to achieve certification using a stepwise approach and make improvements in their management, environmental and social practices.
RSB Non-GMO Cultivation
In order to support operators who wish to demonstrate that no genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were used in the cultivation of their biomass, RSB has developed guidance to allow these additional claims to be made.
The RSB guidance for Non-GMO Cultivation is a voluntary addition to other RSB certification schemes used in biomass cultivation.
NB: The RSB Non-GMO Cultivation guidance may not be used as a standalone certification.
RSB Low ILUC Risk Biomass Module
To minimise the risk of indirect land-use change (ILUC), RSB has developed a set of criteria and compliance indicators for operators to voluntarily demonstrate that their operations are unlikely to cause any displacement of an equivalent biomass production to another location.
The RSB Low ILUC Risk Biomass Module is a voluntary addition to other RSB certification schemes that enables operators to make additional claims that an RSB feedstock or product is at minimal risk of causing indirect land use change.
NB: The RSB Low ILUC Biomass Module may not be used as a standalone certification.