Ondřej Tarabus is managing our Responsible Biomass Programme. In addition, he is FSC, PEFC and LegalSource Lead Auditor and also works with carbon footprint management.
The focus in Preferred by Nature is on changing things in a positive way whilst revenue making takes a back seat. I very much appreciate the organisation’s transparency. It is great to feel part of a team which helps our forest ecosystems to increase their quality.
Ondřej has participated as a lead auditor in several SBP assessments in Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Portugal and Belarus. In addition, Ondrej has also participated in several FSC FM, FSC CoC, PEFC CoC, ISCC certification assessments in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Germany, Vietnam, Egypt, Spain, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Austria.
Ondřej has completed the lead assessor SBP training course. He is experienced with carbon calculation using standards such as ISO 14 064, Carbon Footprint management or ISCC. He has a background in forestry, water and landscape management. He previously worked as the Project Manager and Technical Expert for the development of SBP regional risk assessments for Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, and other projects such Biomass Supply Chain Mapping System in Russia and Field-Test of the Draft Dutch Verification Protocol for Sustainable Solid Biomass.
He is also a member of different SBP working groups (secondary feedstock, carbon, mitigation measures for specified risk indicators). He has also worked as a consultant helping to develop the risk-based approach for the Dutch biomass sustainability criteria.
Ondřej has practical experience with verification of biomass sustainability at the energy producer level (UK, Denmark, France) as well as the biomass producer (Baltic countries, Russia, Brazil, Portugal, Germany, France, Canada, Spain, Vietnam).
He joined Preferred by Nature in 2013.
- Biofuels certification
- FSC Forest Management auditing
- FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody lead auditing
- Project development and implementation
- FSC trademark service
- Wood industry experience
- Languages spoken: Czech, English and Spanish
- Countries worked in: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Peru, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Latvia, Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Portugal, the Netherlands, Vietnam.