ISCC Newsletter Nr. 63 vom 6. November 2015

10,000 ISCC Certificates
ISCC hit the remarkable mark of 10,000 published certificates!
More than 3,200 companies in 100 countries have been using ISCC since the issuance of the first ISCC certificate in April 2010. ISCC is very happy about the trust and loyalty received, not only from the companies but also from the Certification Bodies cooperating with ISCC. Currently, 32 Certification Bodies are offering ISCC certification audits.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all System Users, Certification Bodies and other Stakeholders for their contributions, and we look forward to an ongoing fruitful cooperation.


G7 Alliance Conference on Resource Efficiency
Side Event organised by ISCC: How to Ensure Sustainability of the Biobased Economy –
Responsible Solutions and Innovative Tools
23 November 2015, Berlin

In the context of the G7 Alliance Conference on Resource Efficiency in Berlin (23 – 24 November 2015) ISCC is organising a side event. “How to ensure Sustainability of the Biobased Economy – Responsible Sourcing and Innovative Tools” is the title of the half-day event taking place in Berlin on 23 November, directly prior to the main conference.

Innovative tools to monitor sustainable and deforestation-free supply chains in global commodity markets will be presented. Senior representatives from industry and trade, brand owners, NGOs as well as science and research will approach the topic from different angles. Opportunities for questions will be given throughout the event, and a panel discussion at the end will highlight main conclusions.

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The G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency was set up at this year’s summit of the G7 Heads of State in Germany. The Alliance aims to share knowledge and best practices in the conservation and efficient use of natural resources. At the summit it was recognised that sustainably produced renewable resources can substitute fossil resources, and thus make important contributions to climate protection goals.

The G7 Alliance Conference on Resource Efficiency is hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture. Experience gained with ISCC certification will be presented at this conference as well.
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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 is taking 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 working group "Land Use Change", that is operating in the framework of the ISCC Technical Committee Southeast Asia, is meeting in Jakarta on 4 December 2015 (one day 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, their implementation and 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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