Green Gold Label (GGL) is an international certification programme for sustainable biomass.
GGL was established in 2002 and is owned by the Green Gold Label Foundation. GGL is amongst the earliest biomass certification schemes. It has acquired a unique track record in the certification and tracking and tracing of sustainable biomass. Certification against GGL is done by independent, accredited third party certification bodies. GGL certification covers the complete supply chain from production, processing, transport to final use for bioenergy and biobased applications. The scope includes woody, agri-residue and waste wood biomass, as well as bioliquids.
Green Gold Label primarily focuses on two market segments:
- Biomass for the production of biobased chemicals and other products
- Biomass for electricity and heat production
The GGL standards also cover energy and carbon data that must be provided throughout the supply chain. Transaction certificates are issued for transactions between GGL certified companies in the supply chain
The GGL standard covers a wide range of different areas and scopes. Specific standards are applicable depending on the exact nature your business, such as:
- Chain of custody
- Forest management sources
- Agricultural sources
- Generators/utilities (the energy producers)
GGL certification enables you to demonstrate, as a biomass producer, trader, supplier or generator, that you are able to meet client needs for sustainability assurance, timber origin documentation and product information.