With the transmission of the provisional recognition decision on 1st of December 2020 the first certification body in the SURE-EU system can be welcomed with the ELUcert GmbH Umweltgutachter. ELUcert is an inspection organisation in Coesfeld, Germany, which has many years of experience with the certification according to Directive 2009/28/EU (RED I).
"ELUcert's motivation to apply for recognition in the SURE-EU system at an early stage is derived from the many and varied reactions and requirements of the market. For more than 8 years our auditors have been certifying in environmental protection with a focus on agriculture, forestry, energy and waste management. By 1st of July 2021 at latest, economic operators along these different process chains will have to comply with an independent verification obligation in accordance with the requirements of RED II. SURE implements an integrated approach that enables us to perform also these audits efficiently and reliably across all supply chains", comments Dr. Wilhelm Ross from ELUcert on the recognition by SURE.
ELUcert is thus the first certification body to enable certification of electricity and heat production from biomass and biogas against the SURE standard.