Adam Sarnaszek - International Climate Summit TOGETAIR 2023
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Member and Founder of the Polish Pellet Council

Adam Sarnaszek is a graduate of the Faculty of Management at the Maritime Academy in Gdynia with a specialization in business management and a Master of Business Administration from the School of Banking and the University of Northampton. From 1998 to 2003 he worked in managerial positions in the banking and financial sector. He has been involved in management systems certification for 12 years. From 2002 to 2007 as a lead auditor in the PRS SA Certification Office. From 2007 to 2015, he served as Director of the Certification and Audit Branch at SGS Polska Sp. z o.o. Since 2012, as Regional Director for Central and Eastern Europe, he was also involved in international regional projects within the SGS Group’s corporate structures. From 2013 to 2015, he created in SGS Polska Sp. z o. o. audit structures and certification procedures for sustainable biofuels in transport based on KZR INIG and REDCERT and ISCC certification systems, achieving in a short time market leadership positions among Certification Bodies for these systems.


Member and Founder of the Polish Pellet Council – and frequent speaker at numerous conferences and industry forums. As Chairman of the Board of the Polish Pellet Council, he has been involved in the renewable energy and certification, and quality control industry for many years. It was, among other things, on his initiative that the Polish Pellet Council was established in June 2017, which at the moment is the only representation of the entire pellet industry in relation to the market and administration. From the beginning of his work in the Polish Pellet Council so far, Adam Sarnaszek has been involved in building its structures and implementing a pellet quality monitoring system based on international quality standards. As a result, wood pellets are basically the only solid fuel that has an effectively implemented system of certification and monitoring of quality parameters and Poland has become the fifth producer of certified wood pellets in the world. Currently, within the structures of Bioenergy Europe, of which the Polish Pellet Council is an active member, it is participating in the work on the implementation of the Sustainability Criteria Certification (SCC) system for solid biomass SURE EU.