ISCC Newsletter Nr. 67 vom 18. Dezember 2015

6th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference and General Assembly on 17 February 2016

The 6th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference will take place in Brussels on Wednesday, 17 February 2016. This annual ISCC conference is open to all interested parties and has been established as an important platform for industry, trade, NGOs, associations, research and authorities to present and discuss recent developments, challenges, opportunities and emerging trends in sustainability and sustainability certification. As in previous year around 200 participants will be expected.

The 2016 conference will be divided in three sessions:

  • GHG reduction and renewables in the transport sector
  • Challenges in implementing the RED/FQD amendment
  • Sustainability certification in food, feed and chemical markets

Senior staff from the European Commission and national authorities, industry and associations will approach the topics from different angles.

Attendance is free of charge.

Click here to download the agenda and to register for the conference


New member in the ISCC e.V.

The ISCC Association (ISCC e.V.) welcomes a new member:

The Pantaleon Group is Guatemala’s largest sugar mill and producer of ethanol with operations in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. It markets and exports its products worldwide. The company is ISCC certified since 2011 as a sugar cane plantation and sugar mill. ISCC is looking forward to a fruitful cooperation with the new member.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of the ISCC e.V. membership


ISCC PLUS Training in Cologne on 19 – 20 April 2016 (1.5 days)

Get to know the ISCC PLUS system requirements and learn more about market opportunities in the food, feed and chemical sector. The third 1.5 day ISCC PLUS Training is scheduled for 19 – 20 April 2016 in Cologne.

The training will cover the specific requirements for the ISCC PLUS certification, including a thorough presentation of the different ISCC PLUS add-ons on farm level and along the supply chain with special focus on innovative downstream processing technologies. Furthermore, requirements and implications for the chain of custody, traceability and the issuance of claims will be covered. Special attention is also given to the mass balance methodology for mixed fossil/bio inputs and related claims. Comprehensive group work sessions are a substantial part of the training.

Target groups: Certification bodies, auditors and company representatives as the training covers both general requirements for companies as well as adapted audit requirements.

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ISCC Basic Training in Cologne on 26 – 28 April 2016 (3 days)

The next three-day Basic Training takes place in Cologne from 26 – 28 April 2016. 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 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 are representatives from companies interested in getting an ISCC certification or companies that are already using ISCC.

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ISCC Greenhouse Gas Training in Cologne on 09 – 10 May 2016 (1.5 days)

There is a dramatic change in the promotion of biofuels in Europe. The focus according to the Fuel Quality Directive is increasingly shifting to the individual GHG performance of biofuels. Individual GHG calculations, verification and certification are further gaining importance. Thus, GHG values have been established as competitive factor that influences prices and demand of different biofuels and raw materials.

Also in the food and biochemical sector GHG information is becoming more relevant. Companies have to further exploit their GHG saving potentials along the entire supply chain from agricultural production to final products.

Participants of the 1.5-day training will get comprehensive insights into the regulatory framework conditions in Europe and the requirements for GHG calculations and verifications along the entire value chain.

In case studies and group works the participants will deepen their understanding of how to conduct and verify GHG calculations. The training covers GHG requirements for farm/ plantations, processing units as well as transport and distribution.

Target groups: Certification bodies, auditors and company representatives, NGOs, research bodies and authorities.

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ISCC would like to thank you for the fruitful cooperation in 2015.

We wish you and your families a happy festive season and all the best for 2016!

With kind regards,

Your ISCC Team