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Table 4 Results of the evaluation of the policy documents (n = 50)

From: Strengths and gaps of the EU frameworks for the sustainability assessment of bio-based products and bioenergy

Topic included in the policy documents analysedCoverage (in %)
Policy documents with mandatory character, %24
Policy documents having direct influence on companies, %24
Policy documents having indirect influence on companies, %26
Policy documents having no influence on companies, %50
Specific targets/goals included, %72
Targets/goals measurable, %50
Sustainability requirements included, % (see Fig. 2 for more details)56
Sustainability assessment/certification explicitly mentioned, %72
Direct links to certification, %44
Suitability of certification as instrument for implementation of the policy, %76