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Sustainability and Certification

Sustainability includes more than one level, as is made clear in the definition of the “three pillar model”: this indicates that sustainability has an environmental, an economic and a social component. Putting it simple, the best environmental concept cannot be sustainable if it is unaffordable and/or it cannot be harmonised with the social needs of the parties involved. In that case there would be no overall sustainability. Accordingly, many facets need to be taken into account when considering the sustainability of bio-based products and bioenergy. What is initially in the focus is


Source: FNR/Zdenka Hajkova