ISCC Newsletter Nr. 53, 13. Februar 2015

ISCC Basic Training in Hong Kong, 3 – 5 March
The next three-day ISCC Basic Training takes place in Hong Kong from 3 – 5 March2015. This training covers all topics relevant for ISCC and ISCC PLUS certification.

At day one the participants are given an overview of the ISCC system and an introduction of the ISCC certification process and related documents. The main topic of the day is the conduction of sustainability audits on farm/ plantation level and the assessment of no go areas and land use change. This includes the presentation of a tool to facilitate risk analysis and land use assessment to prepare for an audit. Day two focuses on the role of the value chain elements for certification and the ISCC requirements for mass balance and traceability. The certification of waste based biofuels is also covered. Day three is dedicated to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) requirements, calculations and verifications. Working group sessions rounds up all three days.

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.

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Meeting of the TC SEA in Bangkok, 24 March
The third meeting of the ISCC Technical Committee South East Asia (TC SEA) is taking place in Bangkok on 24 March 2015. The meeting will cover a wide range of topics and leave enough room for in-depth discussions and networking.

Topics on the agenda will include experiences with no-deforestation policy, high carbon stock management and practical approaches to improve oil mill performance, especially with respect to GHG emissions. ISCC will present online two risk management tools for tracing and monitoring palm deliveries and the remote detection of land use change. Furthermore, the issues raised by the NGO Finnwatch regarding suspected labour rights violations on palm plantations covered by ISCC certification in Malaysia will be discussed.

The ISCC Technical Committees meet on a regular basis to facilitate the regional stakeholder dialogue and to discuss and consider specific regional requirements for the further development of the ISCC system.

Target groups are members of the ISCC Association, auditors and certification bodies, ISCC certified companies and other stakeholder. The agenda will be published shortly.

Attendance is free of charge.

Click here for further information on the TC SEA and the link to the registration form.