ICAO Council adopts new standards to support the implementation of CORSIA
RSB is working with industry leaders to support the implementation of CORSIA – and to go even further in the development of a truly sustainable aviation industry
In what we hope will be a big step for aviation and related industries, the ICAO Council has formally adopted the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials provided technical expertise to the ICAO Alternative Fuels Task Force to support the development of CORSIA regulations related to sustainability criteria, traceability and robust auditing & certification. While the CORSIA package is an encouraging first step, it does not guarantee the true sustainability as outlined in RSB’s best-in-class Standard. That is why RSB is working with its members, partners and stakeholders to ensure that industry leaders are equipped to not only comply with CORSIA, but to go further in building an aviation sector with the real sustainability of our comprehensive and most trusted Standard at its heart.
As the aviation industry gears up to begin reporting from January 2019 before implementation in 2021, RSB continues to work with players across the supply chain to promote the use of truly sustainable alternative aviation fuels, as described in our Standard, while also supporting the CORSIA programme to take flight. Only RSB-certified alternative aviation fuels, adhering to our holistic approach to a broad range of risks, can ensure real sustainability and lasting solutions for decarbonising the aviation industry – without creating other social and environmental challenges.
RSB is already assisting operators to ensure they are ICAO-ready and prepared to lead the development of a cleaner and more responsible industry. Through our comprehensive tools and solutions – including certification, advisory services and a step-wise road to compliance approach – we are enabling actors from across the supply chain to prepare for the new regulations and beyond as we progress towards the realisation of a truly sustainable industry.