The goal of the SBP is to comply with the legal, regulatory and sustainability requirements in the European Union. The SBP framework offers a more holistic approach in its requirements and focuses on the implementation of current developments in society. Special attention is given to social compliance, land use change and biodiversity.
SBP covers the whole supply chain from forest to consumer. The framework is a mill centralised certification scheme, which differs from forest centralised certification schemes. However, if the sourcing area is already certified, obtaining SBP approval for products is relatively easy.
For more information, please visit the website Sustainable Biomass Partnership.
SBP consists of multiple standards:
|SBP Standard 1||Feedstock Compliance Standard||Biomass producers with uncertified supply base|
|SBP Standard 2||Verification of SBP-Compliant|
|All biomass producers, also with 100% certified|
|SBP Standard 3||Certification Systems requirements|
for certification bodies
|Certification bodies (Control Union)|
|SBP Standard 4||Chain of Custody||All legal owners of biomass in the supply chain|
|SBP Standard 5||Collection and Communication|
|All legal owners of biomass in the supply chain|
|SBP Standard 6||Energy and Carbon Balance|
|End-users of biomass to produce energy / heat|
Control Union Bulgaria is delivering SBP certification services on behalf of Control Union Certifications B.V.
How you benefit
By obtaining SBP certification you are assured of market access to the European Union. This certification also assures compliance with harvest legality, required by the EU Timber Regulation.
Control Union Certifications is highly experienced in auditing for sustainable biomass standards and we have been the only certifying body for the Green Global standards for many years. We can provide the necessary support to improve your business so that it is compliant with the SBP standard.