What is ISCC ?
ISCC is a globally leading certification system covering the entire supply chain and all kinds of biobased feedstocks and renewables. Independent third party certification ensures compliance with high ecological and social sustainability requirements, greenhouse gas emissions savings and traceability throughout the supply chain. ISCC can be applied in various markets including the bioenergy sector, the food and feed market and the chemical market. Since its start of operation in 2010, more than 12,500 certificates in more than 100 countries have been issued.
What is covered by ISCC ?
ISCC is globally applicable for all kinds of agricultural crops, their derivatives and renewables. All elements along the supply chain from agriculture or the point of origin up to the end user of the final product are covered. ISCC ensures that:
Greenhouse gas emissions are reduced
Biomass is not produced on land with high biodiversity and high carbon stock
Good agricultural practices and the protection of soil, water and air is applied
Human, labour and land rights are respected
High requirements for traceability ensure that the physical way of the biomass can be traced throughout the whole supply chain. Furthermore, ISCC provides methodologies to calculate mass balances and verify greenhouse gas emissions along the supply chain.