The Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) has today launched its public consultation on Revision Draft v1 of Standards 3 to 6.
Our Standards Development Process is designed to facilitate an open, inclusive and constructive sharing of views amongst our stakeholder community. This first public consultation on Revision Draft v1 of Standards 3 to 6 marks a significant milestone in our Standards Development Process and is the outcome of many hours of stakeholder participation.
An Explanatory Note gives an overview of the Standards Development Process, its decision-making and the proposed revisions to the Standards. It is suggested that stakeholders read the note before providing feedback.
In this public consultation, SBP is seeking stakeholder feedback on the Revision Draft v1 of:
- Standard 3: Requirements for Certification Bodies
- Standard 4: Chain of Custody
- Standard 5: Collection and Communication of Data
- Standard 6: Energy and Carbon Balance
Stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the Standards as a whole or to limit their comments to specific sections. The opportunity is also provided for stakeholders to comment on the Explanatory Note and on whether Revision Draft v1 of Standards 3 to 6 meets the Standards Development Process Terms of Reference.
All feedback must be submitted via the Feedback Platform, which is open until Friday, 30 April 2021.
Standards 1 and 2 are not included in this public consultation. Revision drafts of both Standards are currently being developed for public consultation in early June 2021.