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RSB Guidance: RSB Advanced Products Claims – RSB Standard for Advanced Products RSB-STD-02-001

The objective of this document is to provide guidance to auditors, certification bodies and participating operators on additional claims for certified Advanced Products.

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RSB Guidance: RSB Reactive Guidance on Scope Changes RSB-STD-30-001 and RSB-STD-11-001-30-001

The objective of this document is to provide guidance to auditors, certification bodies and participating operators on how to deal with changes to the certification scope that are requested by a certificate holder after a certificate has been issued. Most […]

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RSB Guidance: RG-2018-01 RSB Guidance for RSB-STD-11-001-01-010 clause H.1.2.5 on “Mutual recognition in the context of waste / residues derived biofuels under the EU RED”

The objective of this RSB guidance document is to provide detailed information about the benchmarking and recognition process for waste and residues derived biofuels under the EU RED as referred to in RSB-STD-11-001-01-010 clause H.1.2.5.

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RSB Guidance: RG-2017-06 Forwarding Material – Forwarding RSB compliant material within and outside the scope of certification 20 October 2017

This document covers: Forwarding material outside the scope of certification. Forwarding material within the scope of certification. Biomass that had been forwarded and/or stored within the scope of certification prior to the issuance of the certificate.

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RSB Guidance: RG-2017-05 Traceability – Traceability for end-of-life products, by-products and residues in the case of back-to-back shipments 20 October 2017

Traceability for end-of-life products, by-products and residues inthe case of back-to-back shipments20 October 2017 The RSB Standard for end-of-life products, by-products and residues (RSB-STD-01-010) requires compliance with the RSB chain of custody standard from the first collector onward and specifies […]

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RSB Guidance: RG-2017-03-Claims

This document answers the questions: Are RSB Global On-Product claims allowed for material that has been certified against RSB EU RED? Under which conditions is the claim “RSB EU RED” allowed for material derived from waste or residues which has […]

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RSB Guidance: RG-2017-02-Surveillance Audit

This document answers the question: Are annual surveillance audits as required in RSB-PRO-70-001, clause H1.4.1, referring to a 12-months period or to the calendar year?

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RSB Guidance: RG-2017-01-End of Life Tyres

Are fuels made from the renewable component of end-of-life tyres eligible for certification under RSB EU RED? This reactive guidance is valid for certifications against version 1.1 of the Consolidated RSB EU RED Standard for certification of biofuels based on […]

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RSB Guidance: RG-2016-02 Guidance on Forestry Processing Residues

This reactive guidance refers to the following requirement in RSB-STD-11-001-01-010 v.1.0, clause H.2.6: “Operators shall provide evidence that the residues derive from forests/wood that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or any verification/certification scheme with equivalent sustainability requirements […]

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