Certification Body Representatives

A group of Technical Experts has been appointed as a resource for the IGI Working Group (IGI WG), comprising one representative from each of our six global regions and two representatives from Certification Bodies (CBs) (Global North and Global South). Together, the IGI WG and the Technical Experts form the IGI Group.

The Technical Experts are approved by the IGI Steering Committee.

The IGI Technical Expert CB Representatives are: Leonardo Martin Sobral leonardo@imaflora.org, of Imaflora (Instituto de Manejo e Certificação Florestal e Agrícola), Brazil, and Robert Hrubes rhrubes@scscertified.com, of Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), United States.

The CB Representatives are responsible for:

  • Ensuring that the IGI WG is informed and considers issues specific to CBs
  • Outreach to CBs and collecting input from CBs that will inform the IGI Group discussions and the IGI WG decision-making
  • Ensuring that the phrasing of indicators is technically applicable and clear for auditing purposes.