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Past consultations

RSB’s sustainability framework is regularly reviewed by its multi-stakeholder membership community.

As new technology, research and sustainability issues emerge, RSB works with its members to revise our 12 Principles & Criteria and the associated standards and guidance documents.

You are encouraged to view the outcomes of these recent past consultations below. If there are specific past consultations you are looking for, please contact RSB’s Standards Manager.

 

Contact RSB’s Standards Manager.

RSB Standard for Advanced Products (previously RSB Standard for the Certification of Bio-products)

1st public consultation:
Was held from 25 May – 25 July 2017

2nd public consultation:
Was held from 10th August – 10th December

1st RSB chamber consultation:
Was held in October 2017

Expert consultation:
Was held from 26th March – 7th May 2018

2nd RSB chamber consultation:
Was held in September 2018

3rd RSB chamber consultation:
Was held in November 2018

Approval by Assembly of Delegates:
December 2018

The RSB Standard for Advanced Products enables producers of non-energy use products and their intermediates to demonstrate sustainable practices throughout their supply chain.

RSB certified Advanced Products are products that:

  • are sustainably produced – processing along the entire supply chain is in line with sustainable practices as described in the RSB Principles & Criteria, and
  • mitigate climate change – system greenhouse gas emissions in the defined production are reduced or avoided compared to the fossil reference product, and
  • reduce the risk of fossil depletion – the use of fossil resources in the defined production system is reduced compared to the fossil reference product.

The standard review process was fully in line with the ISEAL requirements on standard-setting and includes consultation with the public and RSB members, followed by the approval from the RSB Assembly of Delegates.

The approved Advanced Products Standard can be found here.

Please find a summary of the process here.

RSB Standard for Advanced Fuels (end-of-life products, by-products and residues)

Public consultation:
Was held from April 30 – June 30, 2016

Technical Working Group:
Was held from March 2017 – December 2017

Approval by Assembly of Delegates:
December 2017

RSB invited the public to contribute to the revision of the RSB Standard for end-of-life products, by-products and residues which defines how operators may use these feedstocks for biofuel or advanced fuels production.

This standard covers specific terminology relevant for this context, defines applicable sustainability criteria and sets out requirements for traceability.

The review process was fully in line with the ISEAL requirements on standard-setting and includes consultation with the public and RSB members, followed by the approval from the RSB Assembly of Delegates.

The approved RSB Standard for Advanced Fuels can be found here.

Please find a summary of the process here.

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