Peter is Senior Lead Sustainability Advisor at Ørsted, with responsibility for ensuring sustainability of biomass procured by Ørsted, as well as stakeholder outreach and leading the regulatory work related to biomass and sustainability.
He has worked with forest and timber certification and supply chain due diligence for the past 15 years. Peter joined DONG Energy (now Ørsted) in 2014, since which time he has been actively engaged in debating and promoting the use of sustainable biomass, particularly with the media, NGOs, decision makers and regulators. He also contributed to the development of the Danish Industry Agreement for Sustainable Biomass.
Prior to Joining Ørsted, Peter was Vice President for CSR and Sustainability at global timber trader, DLH, where he designed and implemented a thorough due diligence system, developed the legal verification standards, VLO and VLC, ensured reporting to Global Compact using the GRI framework, and was involved in designing and lobbying for the EU Timber Regulation.
Peter started his career as head of FSC Denmark facilitating and writing the Danish FSC forestry standard.
He has been an active member of various SBP committees and working groups contributing to the development of SBP’s standard setting processes and governance arrangements.
Peter holds a BSc and MSc in Forestry from Copenhagen University, specialising in forest certification strategies in major international wood consuming companies.