EU Workshop

Parallel Events

Sustainability certification of
bio-based products

Wednesday 7 June 2023 | 15:00-18:20 CEST | Room: Modular 1

This event will be recorded


15.00 – 15:05
Moderator: Costanza Rossi (SQ Consult)

15:05 –15:20
Short introduction of the three sister projects

  • SUSTCERT4BIOBASED – Iris Vural Gursel (Wageningen Research)
  • STAR4BBS – Luana Ladu (TU Berlin)
  • HARMONITOR – Sergio Ugarte (SQ Consult)

15:20 – 15:40
Policy priorities and mapping sustainability requirements
Luana Ladu (STAR4BBS, Technische Universität Berlin)

15:40 – 16:00
Credibility of CSLs for bio-based feedstocks and products – Outcomes of consultation
Birka Wicke (HARMONITOR, Radboud University)

16:00 – 16:15
Questions and Answers

16:15 – 16:35
Biobased value chains and trade flows
Iris Vural Gursel (SUSTCERT4BIOBASED, Wageningen Research)

16:35 – 16:55
Joint Monitoring System
Martin Junginger (HARMONITOR, Utrecht University)

16:55 – 17:10
Questions and Answers

17:10 – 18:10
Roundtable: Role of CSLs as Co-Regulation Instrument

  • ISCC Plus representative
  • Blanca de Ulibarri, RSB
  • ISEAL representative (tbc)
  • Silvia Maltagliati, EC DG RTD
  • EC DG (tbc)
  • CEFIC Representative (tbc)
  • ECOS Representative (tbc)
  • Control Union Representative (tbc)

Chair: Sergio Ugarte (HARMONITOR, SQ Consult)

18:10 – 18:20
Closing Remarks


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With the increasing shift from fossil to bio-based products; safeguarding the sustainability of bio-based products and their compliance with a variety of European policy objectives is becoming an important topic.

The Horizon Europe sister projects HARMONITOR, SUSTCERT4BIOBASED and STAR4BBS assess certification schemes and labels (CSLs) and their use to ascertain the sustainability of bio-based products in the European Union.

Presentations will feature preliminary results from all three projects, including amongst others the overview of policy priorities in establishing sustainability requirements, the first outcomes of an open stakeholder consultation on the effectiveness and robustness of CSLs, biobased value chains and trade flows, the proposed monitoring system the three sister projects are designing, followed by a roundtable discussing the role of CSLs as a co-regulation instrument.

Finally, the event will feature a roundtable in which various stakeholders will be asked to present their views on the potential role(s) of CSLs in the future European Circular Bioeconomy and on the design of a monitoring tool for CSLs.


Organisational notes:

  1. Virtual attendance will be arranged by HARMONITOR (free registration)
  2. Water, coffee and tea will be offered inside the conference room


Contact persons
Sergio Ugarte

Costanza Rossi


This event is free and open to all
Free access with Visitor Pass
Registration is mandatory

Please note that this Programme may be subject to alteration and the Organisers reserve the right to do so without giving prior notice.