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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.

Read the RSB Guidance on Claims for Non-GMO Use in Cultivation

Certification context

RSB’s voluntary approach for non-GMO cultivation requires that operators demonstrate that:

  • No incoming seed stock and, or vegetative propagation material containing GMOs are used within the scope of certification
  • Practices are being implemented to prevent any carry-over of GMO used in other operations
  • Training systems are in place for relevant staff
  • The chain-of-custody systems ‘identity preserved’ or ‘product segregated’ are being used, as described in the RSB Procedure for Traceability or RSB EU RED Standard for Traceability
  • Operators do not refer to the product being non-GMO or free of GMO or use a claim that could be interpreted by the customer as a product being non-GMO.

Are you ready to apply RSB’s Non-GMO Cultivation Guidance?

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Working with the RSB Principles & Criteria

When it comes to working with RSB’s sustainability framework, not every document applies to every producer. By completing the self-risk assessment and screening exercises before the certification process, your context-specific sustainability requirements will be set out.

Depending on your certification scope and the type of operator you are, you will only need to work with some of these documents. The specific sustainability requirements that apply to your operation will be clarified when you complete your screening exercise.

Connect with our Certification Lead to learn more about working with the P&C
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