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12 April 18

SBP Annual Report 2017 Published

The Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) has today published its 2017 annual report. The report is available at: www.sbp-cert.org/documents/annual-reports.

Carsten Huljus, SBP Chief Executive Officer, commented: “During 2017, we strengthened the presence of SBP in the biomass market place with an increase of over 70% in our Certificate Holder base. Some 5 million tonnes of SBP-certified biomass were produced and sold by biomass producers during the year, with each biomass trade tracked throughout the supply chain and accompanied by verified data, including energy and carbon data.

“We report on the progress made in transforming SBP into a multi-stakeholder governed organisation. Representing an important step in the next chapter of SBP’s development, the new governance arrangements will be in line with best practice as demonstrated by leading sustainability standards. And building on that we commit to attaining full membership of the ISEAL Alliance, the global membership association for credible sustainability standards.

“Importantly, the annual report identifies six key impacts that define the desired and intended outcomes from implementation of the SBP certification system. In monitoring these impacts we are able to measure the progress made by SBP towards achieving our vision of
an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable woody biomass supply chain that contributes to a low carbon economy”.

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Wedgbury (SBP)
T: +44 (0)7734 793279
E: mkwedgbury@sbp-cert.org