SBP Certification

Sustainable Biomass Program

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Demonstrate that your woody biomass feedstock is sourced responsibly and can be effectively tracked through the supply chain by becoming certified under the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) standard. SBP exists to ensure that woody biomass producers comply with the legal, regulatory and sustainability requirements for European power generators. In addition, the SBP framework helps guarantee accurate transmission of energy and carbon data across the chain of custody to the end user, supporting national greenhouse gas reduction efforts. SBP also complements requirements for sustainable feedstock and chain of custody from existing forest certification schemes.

SCS has the expertise you need to successfully navigate the certification process. We have been a leading international certifier of environmental and sustainability achievement for more than three decades, and an accredited certifier for Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), and the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), all of which operate SBP-approved Controlled Feedstock and Chain of Custody Systems. As a result, we are fully versed in the nuances of these standards, and the on-the-ground challenges faced by certification applicants. Our team of professional auditors has a global reputation for providing thorough, timely and cost-effective service.

SCS is accredited by ANAB to provide SBP certification.

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  • Producers of woody biomass (e.g., pellet mills, brokers, and traders of wood pellets) who want to demonstrate to customers that their woody biomass is sourced from legal and sustainably managed sources
  • Companies in the biomass sector who need to demonstrate compliance with legal, regulatory, and sustainability requirements related to woody biomass
Key SBP Principles and Requirements

SCS auditors evaluate compliance with all relevant SBP requirements. Key among these requirements, the certified company must:

  • Ensure that feedstock is legally and sustainably sourced
  • Implement a Supply Base Evaluation (SBE) to verify compliance of management systems, if applicable
  • Track and record biomass profiling data (feedstock, production, transportation) where applicable
  • Track SBP-compliant biomass through processing and production
Complementary Services

SBP certification audits can be conducted concurrently by SCS with your FSC, SFI, and/or PEFC Chain of Custody audits. Combining audits is an effective way to reduce overall audit time and expenses.

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