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About Our Community

Together our community is building bridges for a sustainable future.

RSB’s membership community is a worldwide movement of businesses, NGOs, academics, government and UN organisations that demonstrate their commitment to best practice for sustainable biomass, bio-products, and other biomaterials production.

Community members enjoy numerous benefits including:

  • Exclusive networking opportunities
  • Access to discounts on RSB’s sustainability solutions
  • A hands-on role in shaping the future sustainability of the bioeconomy
  • Exclusive brand materials to help you showcase your commitment to a sustainable future

Our simple application process means joining our incredible community and unlocking the benefits of your RSB membership could not be simpler.

From across industry and government, our community members unite to shape best practice in the sustainable development of the bioeconomy and RSB’s world-leading Standard. The RSB community is united in its dedication to building a global bioeconomy which promotes and enhances rural development, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and promotes food security.

Why Join Our Community?

As an RSB community member, not only will you unlock access to a range of benefits, you will be playing a key role in shaping the future sustainability of the global bioeconomy – by contributing to the ongoing development of our world-leading Standard.

Find out more about our governance structure here.

Demonstrate Your Commitment to Sustainability
Shape the Future of Sustainable Biomaterials
Expand Your Network

Demonstrate Your Commitment to Sustainability

Your membership will strengthen your social responsibility message – and we supply exclusive brand materials to help you promote that commitment. You will also demonstrate that you are committed to ensuring that the biomaterials industry moves on a sustainable path.

Shape the Future of Sustainable Biomaterials

Your membership gives you access to our exclusive platform where you can contribute your views, profile your work, and ensure that it is integrated into the world’s foremost sustainability standard.

Expand Your Network

RSB’s members work together on areas of interest and forge partnerships on policy, smallholder programmes and technical issues.


Our members are eligible for special discounts on a range of our sustainability solutions and services, as well as certification. We also work with amazing events worldwide to unlock special rates for our members.

How RSB Community Membership Works

RSB is owned and run by its members. They come together once a year at the General Assembly of Delegates to approve changes to the standards, appoint the Board of Directors, review the accounts and make any adjustments to the rules & governance of the organisation. To ensure a balance between business and civil society interests, RSB community members are organised into five groups or ‘chambers’ which represent different sectors.

We Support Water-Secure Communities

Our unique Standard ensures that water access is protected – for both producers and communities.

How To Join Our Community

1. Apply
2. Review
3. Process

1. Apply

Complete the application form with a covering letter and submit to RSB.

2. Review

The RSB Board of Directors will then review the application.

3. Process

RSB accepts new members on a rolling basis and the process takes only 3 weeks, from submission to acceptance.

Types of Membership

Full Membership

Allows you to vote and take part in all decision-making of the RSB. Full members are part of the governance of RSB and are eligible for leadership positions within the organ- isation.

Associate Membership

Is an option for organisations that might have restrictions on becoming full voting members of another entity. Associate Members can participate fully in discussions on the development of the RSB standards, but unlike Full Members, they are not part of the governance of the organisation. Therefore they are not eligible for leadership positions and do not vote.


Join Us

Our global community is helping to shape the future of our Standard – and the bioeconomy.

The RSB Standard

The RSB Standard

We help companies ensure sustainable production through a unique combination of components that differentiate the RSB Standard from any other active standard today.


Community Hub

A global community of businesses, NGOs, academics, government and UN organisations – doing incredible things together.

Case Study

Franklin Baker First Food Ingredient Producer to Earn RSB Certification

Franklin Baker Company of the Philippines earned RSB certification for the growing, harvesting and supply of coconut products from farms located in the Mindanao Island, Philippines. Their products include desiccated coconut, sweetened and unsweetened toasted coconut, creamed coconut and coconut concentrate, virgin coconut oil, coconut flour and coconut water.

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