ISCC Newsletter Nr. 71 vom 24. Februar 2016

6th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

The 6th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference took place in Brussels on 17 February 2016. With almost 180 participants the conference was very well attended. ISCC received very good feedback from the participants for the broad range of interesting topics provided by high profile speakers, as well as for the intensive discussion and networking opportunities the conference offered.

The first of three sessions covered the decarbonization of the transport sector in times of low oil prices with presentations from PRIMA, MWV, Team, the European Commission and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The second session focused on the challenges to implement the RED/FQD amendments. The presentations in this sessions were delivered by representatives from the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, the British Department for Transport, Meo Carbon Solutions and Enerkem.

The third session covered sustainability certification for all markets. This topic was discussed by speakers from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, The Consumer Goods Forum and FEFAC, as well as BASF, Braskem and ISCC.

ISCC is very delighted about the successful conference and would like to thank all participants. A special thanks goes to the speakers for the valuable contributions.
Click here to download the presentations of the conference and to view impressions of the day

General Assembly of the ISCC Association

Right after the ISCC Global Sustainability Conference the annual General Assembly of the ISCC Association took place in Brussels on 17 February 2016.

ISCC reported on activities, major projects, the work of the regional stakeholder groups during the previous year and gave an outlook of the upcoming work and activities. The members voted on the budget of the ISCC Association for 2016 and elected three board members. The chairman Prof. Gernot Klepper (Kiel Institute for the World Economy) and R. Vasu Vasuthewan (EcoOils Ltd) were both re-elected to the board. Albrecht Baetge (ADM) was newly elected to the board to fill a vacant position.

The WWF proposed to further improve the transparency of ISCC by the mandatory publication of summary audit reports. The General Assembly agreed to set up a working group to discuss possibilities to further enhance the transparency of the ISCC System by publishing summary audit reports on the ISCC website. The working group should elaborate a proposal that serves a better transparency as well as the need to protect sensitive company internal information.

The minutes and the presentation given at the General Assembly as well as further information on the working group will be provided to all Members of the ISCC Association shortly.

For more information on the ISCC Association and the benefits of a membership please click here

SAVE THE DATE: 5 April 2016 - Meeting of the Regional Stakeholder Group Southeast Asia

The next regional stakeholder meeting in Southeast Asia (ISCC Technical Committee SEA) is taking place in Jakarta on 5 April 2016.

Further information on the agenda and the venue will be announced shortly. The attendance of the meeting is free of charge, and you can already register your participation today.

Click here for further information and the registration

New Member in the ISCC Association

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

Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative and northern Europe’s leader in agriculture, food and feed products and bioethanol production. Owned by almost 30,000 Swedish farmers, Lantmännen is operating in 20 countries. Lantmännen has been ISCC certified since 2011. ISCC is looking forward to a fruitful cooperation.
Click here to see a list of all members of the ISCC Association

Forthcoming ISCC Trainings

For 2016 ISCC has scheduled a range of ISCC Trainings. Further dates will be set and announced on the ISCC Website and through ISCC Newsletters when confirmed.

The ISCC Basic Training covers all topics generally relevant for ISCC and ISCC PLUS certification.

The participation in an ISCC Basic Training is a mandatory requirement for all auditors prior to conducting the first ISCC audit.

The specialised ISCC Trainings (ISCC PLUS and GHG) provide comprehensive insights and extensive case studies and group works in their respective topics.

The ISCC PLUS Training focuses on the certification requirements and market opportunities in the food, feed and chemical sector.
The ISCC Greenhouse Gas Training looks in detail at the requirements for GHG calculations and verifications along the supply chain.

Target groups: Certification bodies, ISCC lead auditors and other ISCC auditors, company representatives, NGOs, research bodies and authorities

ISCC PLUS Training, Cologne (Germany), 19 – 20 April 2016 (1.5 days)
Link to further information and registration

ISCC Basic Training, Cologne (Germany), 26 – 28 April 2016 (3 days)

Link to further information and registration

ISCC Greenhouse Gas Training, Cologne (Germany), 9 – 10 May 2016 (1.5 days)

Link to further information and registration