IUCN NL compares sustainability certification for biomass

28 November 2013

A new report by IUCN NL will help companies and governments move towards sustainable biomass. By providing insight in the quality and in the level of assurance of voluntary standard systems (VSS) for biomass, including soy and palm oil, the report helps stakeholders “bet on best quality”.

The report combines a thorough review by consultancy Proforest of eight existing benchmarking studies covering the ten most commonly used VSS, with additional in-depth analysis and further interpretation by SQ Consult. The result is a comparison of the quality of the ten selected schemes, both in content as well as in their level of assurance. With this report IUCN NL provides companies and policy makers practical information on how to select a good quality system and how to improve the quality and effectiveness of sustainability certification.

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