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RSB Document Library


RSB’s library is a repository of all documents relating to membership, certification, our sustainability framework, standards and procedures, and other general RSB publications.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us at [email protected].

(STD 01-001) RSB Principles & Criteria

  • Reference code: RSB-STD-01-001
  • Version: 4
  • Date: November 2023
The RSB Principles & Criteria is the core document of the RSB sustainability framework sets out the general requirements for operations producing, converting and processing biomass, advanced fuels, products and biomaterials. This standard applies to all operators taking part in the RSB certification system as individual or groups of economic operators (e.g. a group of farmers), with the exception of traders who are not involved in the production, processing or transformation of biomass or any of its derivatives.

(STD 01-010) RSB Standard for Advanced Fuels

  • Reference code: RSB-STD-01-010
  • Version: 2.6
  • Date: December 2023
The RSB Standard for Advanced Fuels describes the requirements for the production of advanced fuels, including: • Fuels from biogenic end-of-life products and production residues • Recycled carbon fuels from non-biogenic end-of-life products and production residues • Renewable liquid and gaseous fuels of non-biological origin • Power to X technologies This standard is applicable to fuel producers, traders, processors and transporters in any region of the world – excluding the EU (if you are within the EU or seeking to trade with it, please use our RSB EU RED Fuel Standard).

(STD 12-001) RSB Standard for ICAO CORSIA

  • Reference code: RSB-STD-12-001
  • Version: 1.3
  • Date: February 2023
This Standard specifies requirements for operators along the supply chain to produce SAF that is eligible under the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), and complies with RSB’s sustainability requirements – thus allowing aviation leaders to make powerful claims on GHG reductions and other important sustainability aspects such as food security, environmental protection and human rights.

20-001 RSB Procedure for Traceability (Chain of Custody)

  • Reference code: RSB-PRO-20-001
  • Version: 3.2
  • Date: May 2020
RSB’s Procedure for Traceability aims to ensure that Participating Operators put in place a robust and transparent chain of custody system that provides traceability for the RSB Certified Material acquired from and/or delivered to other operators in the supply chain.

30-001 RSB Procedure for Participating Operators

  • Reference code: RSB-PRO-30-001
  • Version: 3.4
  • Date: December 2023
The RSB Standard for Participating Operators sets out the conditions operators shall meet when taking part in RSB certification systems. Operators taking part in RSB certification systems are referred to as ‘Participating Operators’ (POs). POs have control over, and take full responsibility for, all operations, processes, activities and sites in connection with putting RSB standards in place at all times. This standard also describes the role of the RSB Secretariat.

45-001 RSB Procedure for Risk Management

  • Reference code: RSB-PRO-45-001
  • Version: 1.2
  • Date: December 2023
This procedure describes a risk management system based on the international standard ISO 31000 (Risk management – Principles and guidelines).

50-001 RSB Procedure for Communication and Claims

  • Reference code: RSB-PRO-50-001
  • Version: 3.6
  • Date: July 2024
RSB’s Procedure on Communications and Claims sets out the requirements Participating Operators must meet when using the RSB trademarks (e.g. RSB name, RSB logo, RSB Strapline, RSB on-product label) and compliance claims in association with certified products (“product-related claims”), as well as in general communication.

60-001 RSB Procedure for Risk Management

  • Reference code: RSB-PRO-60-001
  • Version: 3.3
  • Date: May 2021
RSB’s Procedure for Risk Management aims to make sure that Participating Operators identify, evaluate, mitigate and monitor the risk(s) related to their operations while putting in place RSB standards and procedures.

RSB Standard Amendment – RSB requirements for woody biomass

  • Reference code: RSB-SA-01
  • Version: 1.0
  • Date: December 2021
This RSB Standard Amendment has been developed with the aim to review and clarify the approach of the RSB towards woody biomass, related to adequate sustainability requirements (RSB Principles & Criteria) as well as the calculation of Greenhouse Gas emissions. The RSB certification system is a risk-based system which means that several tools and mechanisms are available to en-sure that the focus of the implementation and auditing is set at areas that matter most in a specific context (for example: RSB Screening Tool, RSB Approach for Waste and Residues reflected in the RSB Standards for Advanced Fuels and Advanced Products) while removing barriers to certification for low-risk feedstocks.
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