RSB Impact Alliance
Sustainability certification is at a crossroads.
An increasing number of companies are looking to certify their operations to the highest sustainability standards, but the reality of complex compliance is holding them back.
The RSB Impact Alliance is making certification work better, together.
As a new and disruptive model for certification, the RSB Impact Alliance is designed to scale climate action and sustainability impacts at the rapid rate required to meet global goals on decarbonisation and the climate crisis.
What is the RSB Impact Alliance?
At the moment, the certification market is such that a single raw material producer might be required to hold a number of certifications – all requiring management systems, audits and different compliance mechanisms. This disincentivises and delays the level of sustainability certification required, even when demand from brands and other end users is high.
RSB’s Impact Alliance model aims to solve this challenge.
The RSB Impact Alliance is a deeply collaborative approach and allows partner certification systems to apply RSB’s environmental and social sustainability requirements in their own system– without demanding a parallel certification. Importantly, this removes red tape and dramatically reduces the burden on producers to demonstrate compliance, while incentivising better practices.
This new partnership is already being developed through Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) – between RSB and CertifHy to accelerate the development of a sustainable hydrogen economy, and between RSB and 2BSvs to scale sustainability certification across aviation and materials supply chains.
MoU with CertifHy
RSB and CertifHy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form an alliance aimed at accelerating the development of a sustainable hydrogen economy.
CertifHy’s ambition is to build hydrogen and derivatives certification schemes for the hydrogen industry in order to promote the role of hydrogen and e-fuels for the energy transition. CertifHy’s main objective is to allow economic operators to fulfil their decarbonisation targets, while capturing the premium value of renewable fuels.
The Impact Alliance raises new opportunities for the implementation of RSB’s robust sustainability framework. RSB’s Impact Alliance goes beyond simply avoiding sustainability risks in order to create positive impacts for livelihoods and ecosystems, by bringing our sustainability framework to the rapidly-developing hydrogen market, together with the trusted partner CertifHy.
MoU with the 2BS Association (2BS)
RSB and the 2BS Association (2BS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to scale trusted sustainability certification across aviation and materials supply chains.
The association of both organisations through this RSB Impact Alliance aims to support farmers, brands and industrial end-users to develop consistent and streamlined certification approaches for entire supply chains, covering different feedstocks and markets. Together, RSB and 2BS envision a simplified certification process for operators to scale sustainability performance and the transition to net zero.