System plans

Before the pre-audit by the certification body, the organisation performs a self-assessment. This means that the organisation investigates if it meets the requirements. The system plan is a practical tool for this purpose. Choose the applicable system plan from the options below.

A1 Producer

Companies that wish to produce biomass for energy purposes and to sell this as sustainably produced. To this type of producers (including groups) all requirements apply.

A2 Small-holder producers

An organization may be called small-holder if:
a) it can demonstrate that at least two-third of the structural workforce expressed in fte consists of next of kin (additional personnel may be hired during peak periods); and
b) the total surface area for cultivation is not over 50 hectare in case of arable farming and not over 100 hectare in case of forestry; in case of combined arable farming and forestry, the total surface area for cultivation may not exceed 100 hectare, of which a maximum of 50 hectare for arable farming.
The criteria apply to small-holders producers that are not part of a group-certification.

A3 Collectors of residual flows

Organizations that only collect residual flows, as described in annex A of NTA 8080, for energy purposes and to sell this as sustainably produced.

B: Processor

Organizations that process or convert biomass and sell this as sustainably obtained and sustainably processed.

C: Trader

Organizations that wish to trade biomass and shall demonstrate that (a part of) the load has been produced, processed and obtained as sustainable.

D: End-user

Organizations that wish to use (processed) biomass for generation of energy or as transportation fuel (neat or blended) and shall demonstrate that (a part of) the biomass is produced, processed and obtained as sustainable.

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