SBP Launch of Standards Development Process

SBP will today officially launch its Standards Development Process. Stakeholders are invited to participate in a webinar at 3pm (BST) to hear more about the Process and how they can get involved. Webinar registration details below.

Carsten Huljus, SBP Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Our Standards Development Process is an important and significant piece of work that will shape our future as a sustainability certification system. We will be conducting a thorough review of all our standards and, where necessary, revising them.

“Stakeholder engagement is a key theme of the Process and we urge our stakeholders to get involved and make a difference”.

Simon Armstrong, SBP Chief Technical Officer, commented: “Our standards were first launched in 2015. Over the last five years we have learnt lessons around practical implementation and received valuable feedback from certificate holders and other stakeholders.

“Our external landscape in that time has not stood still, there have been advances in good practice, changes in legislation and awareness of key topics, such as forest carbon and biodiversity, has developed. We must now respond to all those factors”.

As with most things in life there is good and bad, right and wrong. Only sustainably sourced biomass is good biomass and the right way to contribute to achieving climate goals. SBP is the promise of good biomass and our aim is to ensure that our standards are fit-for-purpose, not only for the markets they already serve, but for emerging biomass markets across the globe.

We are calling on all our stakeholders to be a part of that promise and get involved at the start of the Standards Development Process by taking part in today’s webinar.

Please register at: For those unable to participate in the webinar, the presentation may be viewed at: after the close of the event.

For more information on the Standards Development Process, including how to get involved and how to sign-up for updates, please go to:

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Wedgbury (SBP)
T: +44 (0)7734 793279