SBP has today published the SBP-endorsed Regional Risk Assessment (RRA) for the Province of Quebec, Canada. The publication of the RRA follows a period of public consultation and internal review by SBP, including an approval recommendation from SBP’s Technical Committee. SBP has also published a response to consultation, which summarises comments received from stakeholders.
SBP-endorsed RRAs are a key part of SBP’s focus on identifying and mitigating risks associated with sustainably sourcing feedstock for biomass pellet and woodchip production. RRAs evaluate an entire geographic region and determine the risks associated with sourcing feedstock for biomass pellet or woodchip production from that region. Thus, the need for individual Biomass Producers to conduct risk assessments is avoided and, therefore, consistency between Biomass Producers’ risk assessments is guaranteed. The SBP RRA Procedure also ensures active engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders in the region.
The SBP-endorsed Regional Risk Assessment for the Province of Quebec, Canada and the SBP response to consultation can be found at: https://sbp-cert.org/documents/standards-documents/risk-assessments/quebec/