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11 January 17

Statement on SBP Approval Status of NEPCon OÜ

The Certification Body, NEPCon OÜ, became an ‘SBP-approved’ Certification Body in September 2015.

It is an SBP requirement that a reduction in scope or suspension of a relevant accreditation, such as for FSC® or PEFC, by an accreditation body leads to the corresponding suspension of an SBP approval.

On 1 December 2016 (effective date), NEPCon OÜ’s FSC accreditation for Forest Management and Chain of Custody certification in Russia was suspended by FSC’s accreditation organisation, Accreditation Services International (ASI).

Consequently, NEPCon OÜ no longer meets SBP’s requirements and accordingly approval for SBP biomass producer (including Supply Base Evaluation) and supply chain certification for Russia has been suspended as of 6 January 2017 (effective date).

Once the ASI suspension is lifted and providing the other SBP requirements are still fully met, SBP will be able to lift its suspension.

For more information, please contact:
Melanie Wedgbury (SBP)
T: +44(0)7734 793279