Together our community is building bridges for a sustainable future.

RSB’s membership community is a worldwide movement of businesses, NGOs, academics, government and UN organisations that demonstrate their commitment to best practice for sustainable biomass, bio-products, and other biomaterials production.

Community members enjoy numerous benefits including:

  • Exclusive networking opportunities
  • Access to discounts on RSB’s sustainability solutions
  • A hands-on role in shaping the future sustainability of the bioeconomy
  • Exclusive brand materials to help you showcase your commitment to a sustainable future

Our simple application process means joining our incredible community and unlocking the benefits of your RSB membership could not be simpler.

From across industry and government, our community members unite to shape best practice in the sustainable development of the bioeconomy and RSB’s world-leading Standard. The RSB community is united in its dedication to building a global bioeconomy which promotes and enhances rural development, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and promotes food security.

2021 Draft Programme of Activities

Find out what RSB has planned for members in 2021 by reviewing our draft activity programme.

Why Join Our Community?

As an RSB community member, not only will you unlock access to a range of benefits, you will be playing a key role in shaping the future sustainability of the global bioeconomy – by contributing to the ongoing development of our world-leading Standard.

Find out more about our governance structure here.

  • Demonstrate Your Commitment to Sustainability
  • Shape the Future of Sustainable Biomaterials
  • Expand Your Network
  • Discounts
  • Demonstrate Your Commitment to Sustainability

    Your membership will strengthen your social responsibility message – and we supply exclusive brand materials to help you promote that commitment. You will also demonstrate that you are committed to ensuring that the biomaterials industry moves on a sustainable path.

  • Shape the Future of Sustainable Biomaterials

    Your membership gives you access to our exclusive platform where you can contribute your views, profile your work, and ensure that it is integrated into the world’s foremost sustainability standard.

  • Expand Your Network

    RSB’s members work together on areas of interest and forge partnerships on policy, smallholder programmes and technical issues.

  • Discounts

    Our members are eligible for special discounts on a range of our sustainability solutions and services, as well as certification. We also work with amazing events worldwide to unlock special rates for our members.

How RSB Community Membership Works

RSB is owned and run by its members. They come together once a year at the General Assembly of Delegates to approve changes to the standards, appoint the Board of Directors, review the accounts and make any adjustments to the rules & governance of the organisation. To ensure a balance between business and civil society interests, RSB community members are organised into five groups or ‘chambers’ which represent different sectors.

Slide RSB Members are organised into five Chambers that elect the governing body of the organisation – the Assembly of Delegates. The Assembly appoints a Board of Directors to provide oversight to the Secretariat which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation.

We Support Water-Secure Communities

Our unique Standard ensures that water access is protected – for both producers and communities.


How To Join Our Community

1. Apply

Complete the application form with a covering letter and submit to RSB.

Membership Application Form

2. Review

The RSB Board of Directors will then review the application.

Membership Application Form

3. Process

RSB accepts new members on a rolling basis and the process takes only 3 weeks, from submission to acceptance.

Membership Application Form

Case Study

RSB & US Corn Stover Protocol

The RSB worked with partners in the USA to develop a protocol to assist auditors and producers in assessing the volumes of corn stover that can be removed from fields without having a detrimental impact on the ecosystem. Stakeholders involved in the development of the protocol included the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), NRCS Soil Science Division, the USDA Agricultural Research Service as well as US-based industrial and NGO participants.

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