SBP has lifted NEPCon OÜ’s suspension for SBP biomass producer (including Supply Base Evaluation) and supply chain certification in Russia.
The Certification Body, NEPCon OÜ, became an ‘SBP-approved’ Certification Body in September 2015.
It is an SBP requirement that a reduction in scope or suspension of a relevant accreditation, such as for FSC® or PEFC, by an accreditation body leads to a corresponding suspension of an SBP approval.
Therefore, following the suspension of NEPCon OÜ’s FSC accreditation for Forest Management and Chain of Custody certification in Russia by Accreditation Services International (ASI) on 1 December 2016 (effective date), SBP suspended NEPCon OÜ’s approval for SBP biomass producer (including Supply Base Evaluation) and supply chain certification in Russia on 6 January 2017 (effective date).
On 21 April 2017, ASI announced that the suspension had been lifted. Following a review to ensure that the other SBP requirements are still fully met, SBP has also lifted its suspension (effective 21 April 2017).