EUDR Working Group

We are committed to enhancing supply chain integrity within the SBP system. Currently, we are developing a voluntary EUDR add-on module for our Data Transfer System (DTS), specifically tailored to assisting our Certificate Holders in various aspects related to the Regulation, including information gathering, sharing, risk assessments, and risk mitigations, as well as integration with the EU Information System for submitting Due Diligence Statements.

The DTS EUDR module will facilitate the flow of data across the entire supply chain, ensuring traceability while granting participants full control over their data.

Working Group remit

The EUDR Working Group will review, assess, and refine the proposed EUDR add-on module workflow, approach and solution. Specifically, an evaluation of the practicality and efficiency of the approach, the usability and functionality of data templates and GIS tool, and the effectiveness of the reporting mechanism.

About the EUDR

The EUDR, which came into force on 29 June 2023, repeals the EUTR and increases the scope to include cattle, palm oil, soy, coffee, cocoa, rubber and its derivatives beyond wood-based products, including woody biomass. The EUDR has updated criteria applicable to any products made available to or exported from the EU market.

The overall objective of the Regulation is to prohibit the sale of products produced on land that was deforested or that induced forest degradation after 31 December 2020. The products and their derivatives may no longer enter or leave the EU market if found to be linked to deforestation or forest degradation.

Companies exporting to or from the EU will only be able to do so if the product(s) concerned come with a proof of due diligence. Companies must collect, provide and report, in a due diligence form, information on traceability, sustainability and legality, including confirming the absence or minimal risk of association with deforestation, forest degradation, or illegality, including human rights violations.

A due diligence system involves three key components:

  • Information Gathering: Collecting data on product supply chains, including geographical origin and production period
  • Risk Assessment: Evaluating collected information to determine associated risks
  • Risk Mitigation: Implementing measures to reduce non-negligible risks, such as obtaining additional information or conducting independent surveys

The DTS EUDR module

Leveraging our expertise in regulatory compliance and biomass traceability, we are developing an add-on module for our DTS to address the requirements set by the EUDR. The module will streamline data collection and reporting processes, providing templates and guidance on necessary documents, thereby minimising operational effort and costs.

Development of the DTS EUDR add-on module is ongoing, and is expected to be ready for public testing in summer 2024.

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