Japanese utilities choose GGL for their sustainable biomass certification

Rotterdam, October 9th 2020; The first Japanese Green Gold Label (GGL) certificates have been recently issued by Control Union Certifications B.V. for three biomass trading and power producing companies in Japan. Two entities of the Japanese power producer and supplier, eRex Co. Ltd. have recently become the first GGL certified companies by Control Union Certifications.[…]

GGL for Palm Kernel Shells (PKS)

PKS requirements submitted under the attention of the Ministry of Economy, Trade  and Industry of the Japanese government! GGL is very happy to announce a new chapter is opening for its sustainable biomass standards. Palm kernel shells (or PKS) is a residue generated by the palm oil processing industry. PKS is the shell fractions left[…]

Achievements and challenges in 18 years of GGL

It is now 18 years that the Green Gold Label Foundation was created with the aim to provide a new reliable standard for sustainable sourcing of biomass with worldwide applicability. The Foundation is a charitable not-for-profit organization run by volunteers professionals who want to put their knowledge and expertise into the development of strict requirements[…]

How to use GGLS5 to show compliance against SDE+

GGLS5 is based on the sustainability requirements set by the Netherlands and the Renewable Energy Directive’s sustainability criteria (2009/28/EC) (SDE+). GGLS5 has not been developed to replace existing forest management standards or schemes. However this standard can be applied if non-endorsed and non-certified materials are sourced under the scope of a GGL participant certificate; this[…]


As of January 15th 2020, Green Gold Label has been approved by the Dutch Ministry of Economic affairs and Climate policy for all SDE+ biomass categories. As a result of this GGL can be used to show compliance against all SDE+ criteria. Changes to Forest Management schemes which are accepted by SDE+ are as follow:[…]