ISCC Newsletter Nr. 51, 21. Januar 2015

5th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference and General Assembly on 4 February 2015 in Brussels
The 5th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference will take place in Brussels on Wednesday, 4 February 2015.

The conference will be divided into three sessions:
- EU policy and implementation of GHG quota
- Sustainability certification and impact assessment
- ISCC PLUS and benefits for non-regulated markets

In the first session the speakers will address the latest issues in EU policy and regulatory frameworks. The rapporteur of the iLUC dossier at the European Parliament, Nils Torvalds, provides an insight into the state of play. The implementation of the GHG quota in Germany will be discussed by representatives of the German Federal Ministry of Environment and Total. Implications for credible GHG certification will be addressed as well.

The second session focuses on the impacts of sustainability certification. Case studies from Brazil (ADM) and Malaysia (Genting) will be presented. In addition, a new tool from the International Trade Centre to compare different certification schemes will be presented. The German Aerospace Center will elaborate on the use of remote sensing data for land use change verification.

The third session covers ISCC PLUS and the benefits of sustainability certification for the food, feed and chemical industry. Following an introduction from the European Commission, SABIC and Elopak will present how ISCC PLUS is being used for their products. The NGO BirdLife will speak on sustainability requirements for the biobased industry and the impact on biodiversity.

Every session will be followed by a discussion round.

The conference is open to all interested parties from the industry, NGOs, associations, research and authorities.

Secure your place at the conference today! Attendance is free of charge. Quick registration is recommended, as the number of seats is limited.
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The agenda is attached to this email.

On the same day, right after the conference, the annual General Assembly of the ISCC Association is taking place. All members of the ISCC Association are cordially invited.

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ISCC Basic Training in Hong Kong, 3 – 5 March
The next three-day ISCC Basic Training takes place in Hong Kong from 3 – 5 March 2015.

This training covers all topics relevant for ISCC certification. The participation in an ISCC Basic Training is a mandatory requirement for all auditors prior to conducting the first ISCC audit.

Further target groups are representatives from companies interested in getting an ISCC certification or companies that are already using ISCC.

Click here for more information and registration.