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NEW: Version 3.0 of the RPP certification scheme

Version 3.0 of the RPP certification scheme is now ready to use and will take effect on November 1, 2021. This new version is the basis for decision-making to RPP certification for the next 2 years (till November 1, 2023) after which new experiences may lead to adjustments in the next version. Click the 'read more'-button to find out about the adjustments made to the previous version.

Draft version 3.0 of the RPP certification scheme

Draft 3.0 is now available for stakeholder comment. Important changes to the schedule are printed in red for easy reference. There are no changes in the principles, some criteria had to be adjusted for better interpretation. RPP kindly invites interested parties to submit their response before August 20, 2021

First RPP certificate for AS Tootsi Turvas

Foundation Responsibly Produced Peat has recently awarded the RPP-certificate to the company AS Tootsi Turvas for the location Pööravere in Estonia. The certification is based on the fact that for this location, the company meets the requirements of the actual RPP certification scheme (2.0).

First RPP certificate for AS Jiffy products Estonia

Foundation Responsibly Produced Peat has recently awarded the RPP-certificate to the company AS Jiffy Products Estonia (Jiffy products international) for the location Sausti. The certification is based on the fact that for this location, the company meets the requirements of the actual RPP certification scheme (2.0).

New member for the Committee of Experts

RPP is plesased to announce that Dr. Sabine Jordan joined the RPP Committee of Experts. She was appointed during the Board meeting of November 26 last year. Sabine Jordan is researcher and lecturer at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in the fields of Agronomy, Soil and Peatland Sciences and Greenhouse Gas Measurements.

New representative for Growing Media Europe in the Board

During the Board Meeting of November 26, Mr Tomi Koivula was elected as member of the Board, where he will represent the organization Growing Media Europe. He replaces Mr Jan Astrup who left GME and was therefore no longer able to fulfill his role on the RPP Board.

New representative for Wetlands International in the Board

Frank Hoffmann has resigned from his Board position since there has been a change in the organisational structure of Wetlands International. The new program head "Climate-smart Land Use" also has the program on peatlands in his portfolio and better suits the position on the RPP Board. The Board of RPP thanks Frank Hoffmann for his valuable contribution to the development of ‘Responsibly Produced Peat’. During last Board meeting (may 28), the Board appointed Hans Schutten and the Board is pleased to welcome him as the new representative of Wetlands International.

The 5th RPP-certificate awarded to SIA Klasmann-Deilmann Latvia

Foundation Responsibly Produced Peat Responsibly Produced Peat has recently awarded the RPP-certificate to the company Klasmann-Deilmann Latvia for the location Ozolmuiza in Latvia. The certification is based on the fact that for this location, the company meets the requirements of the actual RPP certification scheme (2.0).

Budwity is the first RPP certified location that entered the AFTER-USE phase!

The Polish location Budwity from AGARIS has started the after-use phase.  Reclamation obligations formulated in the license have been fulfilled and were approved the end of January 2020 by the official authorities ( Agriculture, Forestry and Environment Protection Department). The after use destination is natural restoration.

RPP-certificate awarded to SIA Klasmann-Deilmann Latvia

Foundation Responsibly Produced Peat Responsibly Produced Peat has recently awarded the RPP-certificate to the company Klasmann-Deilmann Latvia for the location Lielais IV in Latvia. The certification is based on the fact that for this location, the company meets the requirements of the actual RPP certification scheme (2.0).

Workshop on RPP-certification in Helsinki, Finland.

On February 20 this year, Responsibly Produced Peat organized a workshop on RPP-certification in Finland. Four members of the RPP-Board joined the workshop and together with the participating persons from various companies, interesting discussions and exchange of knowledge made the workshop to a successful event.

RPP certificates granted to Schwegermoor GmbH (Klasmann-Deilmann group)

Responsibly Produced Peat has recently granted 2 certificates to the company Schwegermoor GmbH for the locations Hinnenkamp and Campemoor in Germany. The certifications are based on the fact that the company meets the requirements of the actual RPP certification scheme, version 2.0 for these locations

RPP certificates granted to AGARIS Poland

Responsibly Produced Peat has recently granted 3 certificates to the company Agaris Poland SP. z.o.o. for the locations Józefowo, Krakulice and Rucianka in Poland. The certifications are based on the fact that the company meets the requirements of the actual RPP certification scheme, version 2.0 for these locations

RPP certificate granted to Kekkilä Oy in Finland!

Foundation Responsibly Produced Peat has granted the RPP-certificate to the company Kekkilä Oy for the location Linturahka. This decision is based on the fact that the company meets the requirements of the actual RPP certification scheme, version 2.0.

Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs enthusiastic about RPP certification

Ingrid Kyllerstedt, responsible for communications at Svensk Torv had a meeting with the Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs, Jennie Nilsson. They discussed the conditions for the peat industry and came across the topic RPP certification. The minister reacted enthusiastically and emphazised that environmental certification is very important for politicians in Sweden.

RPP presentation at Baltic Peat Producers Forum 2019, Palanga, Lithuania

The title of the presentation will be “The role of RPP for growing media and how to get started with RPP-certification”. Check the programme on the conference page of BPPF 2019!

New Board member for RPP

Responsibly Produced Peat is pleased to announce that, during the Board meeting on May 23,  Jan Astrup is appointed as a new Board member. Jan will represent GME in the Board and is replacing Claes Bohlin who resigned because he retired.

RPP certificate granted to AS Kraver in Estonia!

The Board of Responsibly Produced Peat has granted the RPP certificate to the company AS Kraver for the location Soosaare I. This decision is based on the fact that the company meets the requirements of the actual RPP certification scheme, version 2.0.

RPP certificate granted to OÜ Kekkilä Eesti in Estonia!

The Board of Responsibly Produced Peat has granted the RPP certificate to OÜ Kekkilä Eesti for the location Kuislemma. This decision is based on the fact that the company meets the requirements of the actual RPP certification scheme, version 2.0.

Workshop RPP-certification in Latvia

On the 12th of April, RPP held the workshop on RPP-certification in Latvia. At the same time this was an opportunity for RPP to become acquainted with the Latvian certification system, developed and recently adapted by the Latvian Peat Association (LKA).

Workshop RPP certification in Sweden

On the 6th of March, RPP visited peat association Svensk Torv during their yearly national assembly to give a workshop on RPP-certification.

How to explain the 'Mass Balance' system?

RPP designed a new infographic to explain the 'mass-balance' system. This infographic is easy for everybody to use when explaining the system to customers/relations.

RPP doesn't require RHP

RPP is very different from RHP and to reach RPP certification it is not necessary to be RHP certified.

New chairman for the Board of Responsibly Produced Peat!

During the last Board meeting of Responsibly Produced Peat, Ben van der Geest officially resigned as chairman of the Board. RPP would like to express many thanks to Ben for five years commitment to his chairmanship and we are happy he will still stay as a member of the Board.

RPP certificates granted to AS Torf / NEVEMA

The Board of Responsibly Produced Peat has recently granted two certificates to AS Torf/NEVEMA for the locations Laiküla I and Laiküla II.

RPP certificates granted to SIA Klasmann-Deilmann Latvia

The Board of Responsibly Produced Peat has recently granted two certificates to SIA Klasmann-Deilmann Latvia for the locations Lielais 2 and Rakis.

First RPP labelled growing media on the market!

Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP) is proud to announce that the first 4 companies produce RPP-labelled growing media products: Lentse & Slingerland Potgrond from the Netherlands, Greenyard Horticulture from Belgium and Compo and Euflor from Germany. They meet all the standards to bring RPP labelled products on the market

RPP certificate granted to Hasselfors Garden

The Board of Responsibly Produced Peat has recently granted the RPP certificate to Hasselfors Garden for the location Ekebymossen

RPP certificates granted to Greenyard Horticulture

The Board of Responsibly Produced Peat has recently granted six certificates to Greenyard Horticulture for the locations Bitenieku, Lambarte, Lamzene, Lestene, Piltene and Ruja in Latvia

The RPP certification scheme version 2.0

With the implementation of chapter 6, the Chain of Custody, it was decided to adjust the entire certification scheme. This new version of the certification scheme will be valid as of March 1, 2018, and will remain the basis for decision-making to RPP certification for 2 years (till the 1st of March, 2020). During that time, new experiences may lead to adjustments in the next version.

Chain of Custody and the RPP label

Chapter 6 (Chain of Custody and use of the RPP label) is approved by the Board and will be implemented in the new version of the certification scheme.

RPP certificates granted to AS Kraver

The Board of Responsibly Produced Peat has recently granted three certificates to AS Kraver for the locations Soosaare II, Soosaare III and Tässi.

RPP certificates for EUFLOR Humuswerk GmbH!

The Board of Responsibly Produced Peat has recently granted two certificates to EUFLOR Humuswerk GmbH for the locations Aschhorner Moor and Wolfsbrucher Moor- stade.

Successful RPP workshop “Best practices of mitigation measures and practical experiences with RPP certification”

Which mitigation measures can you best apply to mitigate impacts of peat extraction? This was the central issue of the workshop Responsibly Produced Peat organized on Friday September 15 in Riga.

2017 09 14 : RPP will be present at the Baltic Peat Producers Forum 2017

Feel free to visit our stand at the Baltic Peat Forum on the 14th of September. We will be available to give you all information you need on how to certify your peat.

2017 07 26: Appreciation for input NGO in Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP)

Marcel Silvius is no longer involved in Responsibly Produced Peat. The Board of RPP thanks Marcel Silvius for his contribution to the development of ‘Responsibly Produced Peat’. At the same time the Board welcomes Frank Hoffmann to take position in the Board to continue the representation of Wetlands International.

2017 09 15: RPP-workshop ‘Best practices of Mitigation Measures’

RPP organizes a workshop on September 15th 2017 in RIGA, following on the Baltic Peat Forum. The workshop is called: Best Practices of Mitigation Measures and practical experiences with RPP-certification
 

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