ISCC Newsletter Nr. 62, 14. Oktober 2015

ISCC in South America

ISCC Stakeholder Meeting
20 October 2015, São Paulo, Brazil

In the name of the ISCC Board and Ms Amanda Cosenza (ADM Brazil), Chairwoman of the ISCC Technical Committee South America, you are cordially invited to the ISCC Stakeholder Meeting in São Paulo on Tuesday, 20 October 2015. This upcoming meeting will provide a platform for the stakeholders to consider and discuss specific regional requirements, share experiences and contribute to the further development of the ISCC system.

Senior executives from ISCC and leading South American companies as well as representatives of international organizations will be speaking at the meeting. The topics on the agenda include:

  • Latest developments in biofuels markets (e.g. new ILUC Renewable Energy Directive of the EU, biofuels in Colombia)
  • Sustainability requirements in food, feed and chemical markets
  • Monitoring and implementation of deforestation-free supply chains
  • Certification of palm oil and second-generations biofuels
  • Brazilian-German economic cooperation and funding of projects

Beside the exciting topics, the day will offer plenty of time for discussions and networking. The attendance is free of charge.
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The topics of deforestation-free supply chains and risk assessment will be further dealt with in the GRAS Workshop taking place on Wednesday, 21 October 2015, at the same location. The attendance is free of charge.
Please follow the link to get more information about the workshop and get registered.

ISCC in Southeast Asia

Implementation of Deforestation-Free Supply Chains - ISCC Plantation and Land Use Assessment Training
2 – 3 December 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia

The second ISCC Plantation and Land Use Assessment Training will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 2 – 3 December 2015.

How to monitor and implement deforestation-free supply chains will be the overarching topic of this training. Ongoing deforestation is a major challenge in many regions of the world, and numerous companies have announced commitments to reduce or suspend deforestation in their supply chains, and to protect land with high biodiversity or high carbon stock.

The 1.5-day ISCC training sets a particular focus on the detection and monitoring of land use change. Tools will be presented to facilitate land use assessment and risk analysis, and to support the verification of voluntary or legally binding sustainability requirements in food, feed, energy or chemical markets. The training offers comprehensive insights on the ISCC sustainability requirements for audits on plantation level, and the implication of land use change on greenhouse gas emissions.

Target groups: company representatives, certification bodies and auditors, NGOs, research bodies and authorities.
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ISCC Regional Stakeholder Dialogue Southeast Asia
Meeting of the Working Group "Land Use Change"
4 December 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia

The lastest ISCC Technical Committee Meeting Southeast Asia in August 2015 agreed on a meeting of the working group "Land Use Change". It will take place in Jakarta on 4 December 2015, after the above-mentioned ISCC Training.

During the meeting inter alia the following topics will be presented and discussed:

  • Update on the new EU-RED with respect to land use change (e.g. low iLUC biofuels, highly biodiverse grassland), and implications for ISCC
  • Overview on no-deforestation strategies, how they can be implemented and their impact on certification
  • Producer's and buyer's view on no-deforestation strategies
  • ISCC's no-deforestation approach

Tasks and deliverables of the working group will be discussed and defined. A detailed agenda will be published closer to the meeting.
Participation in the meeting is free of charge.
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ISCC in Europe

30th ISCC Basic Training
27 – 29 October 2015, Cologne, Germany

The next three-day ISCC Basic Training takes place in Cologne from 27 – 29 October 2015 and 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 to the ISCC certification process and related documents. The major 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 round 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: representatives from companies interested in getting an ISCC certification or companies that are already using ISCC and other parties interested in ISCC certification
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Upcoming conferences with participation of ISCC (selection)

10th Argus Biofuels and Feedstocks Conference
21 – 22 October 2015, London

This annual conference brings together representatives from the biofuels and feedstock markets. ISCC will be giving a presentation on the sourcing of sustainable products and new certification requirements.
Link to the official conference website

10th European Bioplastics Conference
5 – 6 November 2015, Berlin, Germany

The annual European Bioplastics Conference is an important event for stakeholders from across the bioplastics industry. ISCC will be participating in the panel discussion “Biobased Feedstock Sustainability and Certification”.
Link to the official conference website


European Biopolymer Summit 2015
9 - 10 December 2015, London

This summit will bring together industry experts to discuss current challenges and opportunities.

ISCC will be speaking on sustainability claims and requirements for the biopolymer-based supply chains.
Link to the official conference website


Fuels of the Future 2016
18 – 19 January 2016, Berlin, Germany

The 13th International Conference on Biofuels is taking place in Berlin on 18 and 19 January 2016. Prof. Gernot Klepper, Chairman of the ISCC e.V. will be speaking on the perspectives for a future mobility with biofuels, the climate protection and reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.
Link to the official conference website


Please see the ISCC website for all upcoming events with participation of ISCC