RSB members vote to improve organization's principles, criteria

By Ron Kotrba | November 08, 2016

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials announced that its global members have voted to improve the organization’s principles and criteria.  

The RSB standard, which is based on 12 principles and criteria that address universal sustainability issues, works to verify biomaterials are sourced ethically, sustainably and credibly.

The organization says its revised principles and criteria will provide users with streamlined requirements that are easier to follow.

Changes include a new format that makes understanding how to apply the standard easier, streamlined and clear impact assessment requirements, integration of greenhouse gas (GHG) calculation requirement with other available measurement tools, a new approach to measure GHG emissions from forestry operations, a new requirement that provides a grievance mechanism for workers and local communities, and the addition of an integrated pest management requirement.

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