The overall aim of this European Standard is to ensure the wood pellet quality through the whole supply chain, from the origin to the delivery of the solid biofuel, and provide adequate confidence that specified quality requirements are fulfilled. The objective of this European Standard is to serve as a tool to enable the efficient trading of wood pellets. Thereby: 1) the end-user can find a pellet that corresponds to its needs; 2) the producer/supplier can produce a pellet with defined and consistent properties and describe the pellet to the customers. Quality assurance measures should establish confidence in the pellet through systems that are simple to operate and do not cause undue bureaucracy. Wood pellets are specified according to EN 14961-2, "Solid biofuels - Fuel specifications and classes - Part 2: Wood pellets for non-industrial use". This European Standard defines the procedures to fulfill the quality requirements (quality control) and describes measures to ensure adequate confidence that the wood pellet specification described in EN 14961-2 is fulfilled (quality assurance). This European Standard covers the whole production and delivery chain, from purchasing of raw materials to point of delivery to the end user. This European standard covers only quality assurance for wood pellets produced from the woody biomasses stated in EN 14961-1:2010, Table 1 and EN 14961-2. The document EN 15234-2:2012 has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 335 "Solid biofuels", the secretariat of which is held by SIS (Sweden). The responsible German committee is Working Committee NA 062-05-82 AA "Feste Biobrennstoffe" ("Solid biofuels") at the Materials Testing Standards Committee (NMP) at DIN.