SBP prepares for change

Today, certification schemes used in supply chains across the globe total over 200.

Founded in 2013, the Sustainable Biomass Program is a relative newcomer to that scene, but less than five years on it is about to make a truly transformational step by becoming a multi-stakeholder governed organisation. SBP’s independent Chair, Francis Sullivan, talks about what that will mean in practice.

Moving to a multi-stakeholder governed certification scheme was always the shared vision of SBP’s founding members. In 2013, there was some urgency to develop a solution enabling energy producers using biomass to keep pace, and demonstrate compliance, with emerging biomass sustainability requirements. With an eye on the future, members were keen that SBP would ultimately become self-funding.

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