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Sustainable certification programme launches consultation for governance transition process

The Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) has launched a consultation as part of its governance transition process.

Following a comprehensive review of 12 certification systems in operation across a variety of sectors a proposal for the new governance arrangements for the SBP has been developed.

The overriding objective is to transform SBP into a multi-stakeholder governed organisation.  

The SBP is a certification initiative designed for woody biomass, mostly in the form of wood pellets and wood chips, used in industrial, large-scale energy production.

As part of the process we are now consulting on the key documents that will underpin the new structure and define the core of SBP’s future governance arrangements.

Multi-stakeholder organisation

Thomas Dalsgaard, chairman of SBP, said: “We are at an important stage in the development of the certification system. Our plan to transform SBP into a multi-stakeholder organisation is gaining momentum and the new arrangements are on schedule for implementation in early 2019.

“This consultation is fundamental to the new arrangements and we encourage interested parties to take part and help to shape SBP’s future.”





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