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 are working together to drive a just and sustainable transition away from fossil fuels to a bio-based and circular economy.

RSB members enjoy numerous benefits as part of our community including:

  • Exclusive networking opportunities via events, webinars, platforms and more
  • A hands-on role in shaping the world’s most trusted and robust sustainability framework
  • Exclusive access to RSB’s various platforms and initiatives – including the General Standards Working Group, SAF Policy Platform, PTX Working Group, Sustainable Airports Platform, and the opportunity to collaborate to develop further initiatives.
  • Skills and knowledge development for your organisation to understand the sustainability risks and opportunities of the bio-based and circular economy.
  • Align your sustainability ambition with the leading sustainability foundation for the bio-based and circular economy – across a holistic framework of climate, environmental, and social issues – and share your commitment via a membership communications toolkit.
  • Be the first to know about the latest RSB projects that are creating sustainability impact at the landscape level – and participate in the development of new programmes and projects.

Our simple application process requires you to fill out a form and covering letter before a short approval process unlocks the benefits of your RSB membership.

From across industry and government, our community members unite to lead the sustainable transition to the bio-based and circular economy, underpinned by RSB’s world-leading Standard. The RSB community is united in its dedication to building a global bio-based and circular world which promotes and enhances rural development, conservation, climate action, labour rights, soil and water health, and more.


2022 Draft Programme of Activities

Find out what RSB has planned for members in 2022 by reviewing our Member Programme.

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.

  • Access Exclusive Platforms and Initiatives
  • Shape the Future of the Sustainable Bio-based & Circular Economy
  • Collaborate with Leaders
  • Access Exclusive Platforms and Initiatives

    Join RSB’s existing initiatives, platforms and groups to build knowledge, gain skills and collaborate with key partners in the development of the bio-based and circular economy.

    Current RSB’s member-exclusive platforms and initiatives include:

  • Shape the Future of the Sustainable Bio-based & Circular Economy

    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.

  • Collaborate with Leaders

    RSB’s members collaborate on areas of interest and forge partnerships on policy, landscape projects, latest technology, and sustainable feedstocks.

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.

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We Are Leading the Conversation on Book & claim

RSB’s Book & Claim certification approach has been developed to provide the most robust sustainability by ensuring that there is full traceability and no risk of double counting.

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How To Join Our Community

1. Apply

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

Membership Application Form

2. Review

The RSB Board of Directors will then review the application.

Membership Application Form

3. Process

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

Membership Application Form

Case Study

RSB & US Corn Stover Protocol

The RSB worked with partners in the USA to develop a protocol to assist auditors and producers in assessing the volumes of corn stover that can be removed from fields without having a detrimental impact on the ecosystem. Stakeholders involved in the development of the protocol included the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), NRCS Soil Science Division, the USDA Agricultural Research Service as well as US-based industrial and NGO participants.

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