Commitment Statement (pdf)

CLR Policy Statement (pdf)

Ensuring sustainability is key to the successful development of the biomass sector. All major market parties are very aware of the importance of proving the sustainability of biomass supply chains. Without transparency on these issues the sector will lose its credibility and public support.

CM Biomass has been invested in being a frontrunner in sustainable biomass for many years. We have a team of professionals that are dedicated to ensuring the legality and sustainability of our products. Our local and international specialists play a decisive role in the sourcing of biomass and are in direct contact with our major clients and suppliers. Our sustainability department deals with an array of topics, such as:

  • Ensuring best forest practises and forest regeneration;
  • Conserving primary forests and conserving high ecological values;
  • Involving local communities and preserving the rights of indigenous people;
  • The implementation of due diligence and certification requirements;
  • Calculating energy use in biomass production and trade (GHG emission reductions);

At CM Biomass we source most of its biomass outside the EU and we acknowledge our responsibility to fulfil a bridging function in enabling decarbonization while ensuring sustainability.

Our company has a capacity building program for biomass suppliers, in which we assist forest management units and biomass producers with complying to all sustainability requirements of government policies and clients.

While certification is very important, it is important to stress that our most important sustainability goal is to make a positive contribution to the structural and sustainable development of our markets.

Sustainable Biomass Program

Most of our North American pellet mills are now SBP certified. You can access the Supply Base Reports and Public Summary Reports via the links below:

Crossville Pellets: Certified since November 20, 2019
SBP certificate information

Jasper TN Pellets: Certified since November 20, 2019
SBP certificate information

Quitman Pellets: Certified since November 20, 2019
SBP certificate information

Huntsville Pellets: Certified since January 31, 2020

SBP certificate information

Ideal Pellets: Certified since July 26, 2021

SBP certificate information

Effingham Pellets: Certified since April 7, 2022

SBP certification information

Brookhaven Pellets: Certified since September 9, 2022

SBP certificate information

Fruitdale Pellets: Certified since March 17, 2023

SBP certificate information