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DSHwood first to gain SBP Standards (v2.0) certification

DSHwood first to gain SBP Standards (v2.0) certification
DSHwood, a dedicated wood trading company dealing in logs, lumber, and woodchips from European forests, is the first Biomass Producer to be certified under the revised SBP Standards (photo courtesy DSHwood).

Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP), a certification scheme designed for woody biomass used in industrial, large-scale energy production, has announced that DSHwood A/S is the first biomass producer to be certified under the revised SBP Standards (v2.0).

Danish-based, DSHwood, is a dedicated wood trading company dealing in woody feedstock from the region of Puglia in Italy, and managing the supply chain from harvest to End-user.

The certificate has been issued by Preferred by Nature.

We welcome the news of DSHwood A/S’s certification under our revised Standards (v2.0). With our current focus very much on the implementation of v2.0, we are encouraged by the progress being made by Certification Bodies and Certificate Holders alike, said Carsten Huljus, CEO of SBP.

SBP Standards (v2.0) in effect

Following a comprehensive review and revision process, the revised SBP Standards (v2.0) became effective in August 2023.

The revised Standards also mandate compliance with the EU REDII requirements. Certificate Holders have until November 2025 to transition to the revised requirements.

According to SBP, the revised Standards underpin the SBP promise of good biomass.

They require that SBP-certified biomass is deforestation-free, that biodiversity is maintained or enhanced through protecting key species, habitats, and ecosystems, that water quality and soil quality are maintained or enhanced, that carbon stocks are stable or increasing, and that workers and their rights, local communities, and the rights of Indigenous Peoples are protected.

We are pleased to receive the SBP certificate (v2.0). The SBP certificate provides transparency through complex verification and audits. Good, certified biomass is our license to operate today and in the future, commented Rasmus Grønborg Bak, CEO of DSHwood.

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