Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB Standard)


Name of initiative Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)
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Secretariat Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), Impact Hub Geneva, Rue Fendt 1, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland, +41 22 534 90 50, Email:
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Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Switzerland


Description The RSB offers trusted, credible tools and solutions for sustainability & biomaterials certification that mitigate business risk, fuel the bioeconomy and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in order to enable the protection of ecosystems and the promotion of food security.
Objectives Provide and promote the most credible, trusted and effective sustainability standard and support for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable production of advanced and bio-based fuels and materials.

Provide a global platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue and consensus building. Ensure that users and producers have access to credible, practical and affordable certification. Support continuous improvement through application of the standard.

Activities RSB provides a sustainability standard and focuses its activities on:

- implementation of the RSB Standard via certification, policy advocacy and advisory services - consensus building among its multi-stakeholder community - continuous development and improvement of the RSB Standard to reflect the latest innovation, developments and needs of the global bioeconomy - development of projects with key partners to advance sustainability in the bioeconomy in specific regions or industries

One or two success stories achieved Boeing to collaborate with RSB to further grow a sustainable aviation industry in Brazil:

RSB is developing a first-of-its-kind biofuels book and claim system for Maersk:

INOVYN Launches a New Generation of PVC, with a 100% RSB-Certified Sustainable Supply Chain:

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Implementation, Technical dialogue, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Norms and standard setting, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation, Technical operational implementation (ex-post)
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Available reporting 2018 Annual Review:

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2018 Monitoring & Evaluation Report: Previous years:


Participants Number Names
Members 95  
Companies 19 Advanced Biochemical - Thailand - Company Limited (Thailand),Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. (Canada),BASF (Germany),DB Tarimsal Enerji Ticaret A.S. (Turkey),DuPont Industrial Biosciences (Belgium),Genencor International,B.V. - DuPont Biosciences (Netherlands),Gevo Inc. (USA),JOil (Singapore),LanzaTech (USA),Neste Oyj (Finland),Quantafuel AS (Norway),Shoalhaven Starches Pty Ltd - Manildra Group of Companies (Australia),SAIPOL (France),Sunchem Biofuel Development South Africa (South Africa),Sunchem Holding s.r.l. (Italy),UPM-Kymmene Corporation (Finland),Velocys (USA),Wilmar Bioethanol (Australia),WorldEnergy (USA).
Business organisations 7 American Chemistry Council (USA),  Associação de Fornecedores de Cana de Guariba - Socicana (Brazil),  European Bioplastics (Belgium),  European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association - EWABA (Belgium),  Namibia Biomass Industry Group (Namibia),  Malaysian Biodiesel Association (Malaysia),  National Biodiesel Board (USA).
Research and educational organisations 18 Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (Ethiopia),  Aplethora Energy Services (USA),  Flightnook (Canada),  Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations - FAO (Italy),  Green Aviation (Switzerland),  Green Aviation Research and Development Network (Canada),  Heriot Watt University (United Kingdom),  Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (Germany),  International Food Policy Research Institute (USA),  Kenya Forestry Research Institute (Kenya),  Life Sciences Queensland,  Ltd. (Australia),  Mexico Bio Jet Cluster – CIATEC (Mexico),  The National Non-Food Crops Centre (United Kingdom),  National Renewable Energy Laboratory - NREL (USA),  Schatz Energy Research Center of Humboldt University (USA),  Sustainable Shipping Initiative (United Kingdom),  Ubrabio (Brazil),  United Nations environment - UNEP (Kenya).
Non-governmental organisations 17 Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (Ethiopia),  Aplethora Energy Services (USA),  Environmental & Public Health Consulting (USA),  Flightnook (Canada),  Green Aviation (Switzerland),  Green Aviation Research and Development Network - GARDN (Canada),  Heriot Watt University (United Kingdom),  Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites - IfBB (Germany),  International Food Policy Research Institute - IFPRI (USA),  Kenya Forestry Research Institute - KEFRI (Kenya),  Life Sciences Queensland,  Ltd. - LSQ (Australia),  Mexico Bio Jet Cluster – CIATEC (Mexico)

The National Non-Food Crops Centre - NNFCC (United Kingdom),  National Renewable Energy Laboratory - NREL (USA),  Schatz Energy Research Center of Humboldt University (USA),  Sustainable Shipping Initiative - SSI (United Kingdom),  Ubrabio (Brazil)

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Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 2 Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations -FAO (Italy),  United Nations Environment Programme - UNEP (Kenya).
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 32 Aero Mexico (Mexico),  Airbus (France),  Air France (France),  Air New Zealand (New Zealand),  Alaska Air (USA),  All Nippon Airways (Japan),  Boeing (USA),  British Airways (United Kingdom),  Cargolux (Luxembourg),  Cathay Pacific - Hong Kong (China),  Eco-1 (Norway),  Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates),  Gol Airlines (Brazil),  GoodFuels (Netherlands),  International Air Transport Association - IATA (Switzerland),  International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association - IPIECA (United Kingdom),  Jetblue Airways (USA),  KLM – Royal Dutch Airlines (Netherlands),  Maersk (Denmark),  MBP Solutions (Switzerland),  MotionECO (China),  Procter & Gamble (Switzerland),  Qantas Airways (Australia),  Royal Dutch Shell (United Kingdom),  SAS Tech AB (Sweden),  Singapore Airlines (USA),  SkyNRG (The Netherlands),  South African Airways (South Africa),  TUI Group (Germany),  Virgin America (USA),  Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom),  Virgin Australia (Australia).

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Last update: 6 November 2019 10:03:51

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