The draft document has been developed by a consortium including E4tech and led by Guidehouse as part of the Low ILUC-risk pilot project for the European Commission and will be tested in a second round of pilot audits in summer 2022. Before these audits, we would like to invite stakeholders to provide feedback on the draft document. The aim is to increase the quality of the guidance and improve its usability to ensure that the Low ILUC-risk certification guidance can work in practice. Participants are especially invited to provide views regarding the topics that will be developed in the second round of pilots, namely: non-financial barrier analysis; group certification approach; approach to determine additional biomass for sequential cropping; certification of soy/annual crops; abandoned and severely degraded lands.
The draft certification guidance can be downloaded here. We invite you to submit feedback using this form, sent to Alex.Kauffmann@e4tech.com by 17 June 2022. We will review all feedback and do our best to implement your comments into the certification guidance.
The final certification guidance will be presented at the end of the year, after which it will be available on the low ILUC website and shared with EC-recognised voluntary schemes who wish to include it within their scope.