Richard Peberdy is Vice President of Sustainability for Drax Biomass. In this role, he develops and implements policies to ensure Drax Biomass and its suppliers adhere to the principles of sustainable forestry management. Specifically, Richard guides company operations to secure and maintain certification under various industry sustainability standards, such as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Standard, Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood Standards and Program for the Endorsement of Forest CertificationTM Standard. Richard is also responsible for ensuring compliance with all relevant sustainability regulations.
Richard joined Drax Biomass in 2013 having spent 30 years in the forest industry in the United Kingdom, including 10 years as a contractor and 20 years with the largest forest management company in the country. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a postgraduate diploma in Agricultural Sciences.