As Biomass is a regional energy source we work with our national partners, to ensure a sustainable use of biomass. In this way, we ensure that we have local contacts for both the economic operators and our SURE team.

Working with out national partners we address regional specifications focussing particularly on the proof of legality of timber harvesting as well as the analysis of the legal framework. Due to this our partners are instrumental to the SURE system. Our national supporting bodies (NSB) also organise workshops and information events in order to explain the requirements and approaches of the SURE-System in a constant dialogue with the economic operators. They help to overcome language barriers, are the contact persons for economic operators on the spot and enable a practice-oriented knowledge transfer. 

For their part, the National Supporting Bodies meet once a year in the NSB Committee for a joint exchange of experiences, report on relevant developments in their countries and make recommendations for the continuous further development of the certification scheme. The NSB network of national partners is continuously expanded according to needs after checking their qualifications.

An overview of the National Supporting Bodies can be found here.

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