The Data Transfer System (DTS) allows transactions of SBP-certified material to be recorded. It provides an auditable trail which underpins the integrity of the SBP certification scheme.

SBP is covering all direct costs for using the DTS, which means SBP Certificate Holders should not make any payments in the Radix-Tree platform.

In a number of European countries, large-scale burning of woody biomass to produce energy is regulated. The regulations require generators to collect accurate, reliable and detailed information about the biomass throughout the supply chain. Currently, that information is passed from organisation to organisation by email, in spreadsheets or on paper. The DTS will improve the efficiency of the data collection and transfer process for all concerned, whilst maintaining the integrity of the SBP certification scheme.

An SBP Certificate Holder supplying biomass with an SBP claim uses the DTS to record details of the biomass being supplied. That information is then made available to the customer receiving the biomass, in turn that SBP claim can be passed on to the next customer in the biomass supply chain, and so on to the generator.

The DTS has been mandatory for all SBP Certificate Holders since 1 October 2016. DTS 0.5 was released on 1 October 2016, DTS 1.0 was relased on 1 September 2017, and DTS 2.0 on 1 June 2020.

Yes, all existing Transaction data and Business Relationship data together with all documents and data supplements will be available in DTS 2.0.

The DTS 2.0 is accessed through the internet at https://v2.radix-tree.org/. SBP utilises the Radix Tree Global Traceability Platform to support the DTS. No additional software is required to use the system. All SBP Certificate Holders and SBP-approved Certification Bodies have their own, unique usernames and passwords to access the system. If you have not received your login details please contact DTS@sbp-cert.org.

Certification Body auditors have their own access to the DTS and can verify their Certificate Holders’ DTS transaction reports directly in the DTS during SBP audits. Certification Bodies will only see their Certificate Holders’ data and have read-only permissions. All Certification Body user activities will be logged in the system and are visible to the Certificate Holder.

DTS 2.0 enables managing multiple SBP Certificates with one login and switching accounts can be done without logging out and logging in again with a different username.

The DTS user guide can be accessed here.

A ‘Business Relationship’ is a virtual link between a Certificate Holder’s supplier and/or customer. Through establishing a Business Relationship business partners will have access to company-specific information, including SBP certification details and SBP Standard 5 documents. Business Relationships must be set up before any SBP claims can be passed to customers.

If you cannot find the answer to your question in the FAQs, please email your question to: DTS@sbp-cert.org.