The Certification Body, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), became an ‘SBP-approved’ Certification Body in May 2016.
On 23 January 2017 (effective date), PwC was suspended for the delivery of SBP Supply Chain and Biomass Producer Certification in Canada and the USA.
Following the six month suspension period (23 January 2017 – 22 July 2017) and the subsequent SBP and independent Technical Review process, the following can be confirmed:
The suspension of PwC has been lifted for SBP Supply Chain and Biomass Producer Certification in Canada and the USA, excluding certification that includes Supply Base Evaluation.
The suspension of PwC for certification for Biomass Producer Certification in Canada and the USA including Supply Base Evaluation has not been lifted. As the six-month suspension period has come to an end, PwC is now terminated for Biomass Producer Certification including Supply Base Evaluation.
PwC may continue to offer certification in Canada and the USA for both Chain of Custody and for Biomass Producer excluding Supply Base Evaluation.