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The association 2BS

 

Executive Board of Directors

Members from the entities that founded the 2BS Consortium in April 2010 constitute the Board of Directors.

The aim of the founder members of the association is to allow their members or subscribers to demonstrate their compliance with the sustainability criteria as defined in the European Directives 2009/28/EC so-called «renewable energy sources» and 2009/30/EC so-called « quality of fuels ».

With this in mind, they created a consortium known as 2BS to design a voluntary system allowing the certification of biomass used as the raw material as well as biofuel products.

This system, called 2BSvs, was approved on July 19, 2011, by a European Commission. This Decision entered into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union on 21 July 2011: (2011/437/EU).

The founder members decided to form an association whose aim is to bring together their members and their affiliates or subsidiaries to allow them to take part in the 2BSvs voluntary scheme.

 

Steering Committee

The steering committee is a source of expertise and advice of the Secretary-General.

 

Secretary General

The Executive Board of the Association appoints a Secretary-General, which role covers, in particular, the missions detailed in the document 2BS-PRO-01 approved by the Community authorities.

Any modification to the document 2BS-PRO-01 approved by the Community authorities automatically modifies the missions of the Secretary General.

The General Secretary reports to the Ethics Committee any difficulties encountered in carrying out his/her missions.

 

 

Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee ensures that:

(1) the 2BS Association respects the principles of independence, of the absence of conflicts of interest, of non-discrimination between the independent certification organisations.

(2) the General Secretary remains independent while carrying out his missions as detailed in the document 2BS-PRO-01 approved by the Community authorities, and more particularly concerning the following missions:

-          The approval by the General Secretary of independent certification organisations (also known as independent verification organisations);

-          The qualification by the General Secretary of auditors (that is, their approval).

(3) the General Secretary respects:

-          the procedures and conditions governing the approval of independent certification organisations developed in the documents of the 2BS voluntary scheme,

-          the procedures and conditions governing the qualification of auditors developed in the documents of the 2BS voluntary scheme

(4) the Executive Board respects the procedures and conditions governing the sanctions against an approved certification organisation

(5) the Executive Board bases its sanction on one of the reasons detailed in the documents of the 2BS voluntary scheme

(6) the sanction imposed by the Executive Board is one of the sanctions detailed in the documents of the 2BS voluntary scheme.

(7) the Executive Board respects the criteria governing the nomination of an expert  as developed in the documents of the 2BS voluntary scheme.

(8) the General Secretary and the Executive Board respect the follow-up procedures for complaints and claims. It ensures that the principle of independence is respected when dealing with complaints and claims.

(9) there are no conflicts of interest when decisions are made by the Executive Board.

 

The General Secretary reports to the Ethics Committee any difficulties encountered in carrying out his/her missions.