ISCC Newsletter Nr. 76 vom 28. Mai 2016

Upcoming ISCC Basic Training - Bogotá (Colombia), 12-14 July 2016

The 3-day ISCC Basic Training covers all topics that are relevant for ISCC certification. The ISCC Basic Training in Bogotá particularly focuses on requirements for palm, palm oil, sugar cane, sugar and ethanol production as the most relevant raw materials from the region.

Day one provides the participants with an overview of the ISCC System and an introduction to the ISCC certification process. The major topics of the day are sustainability requirements and audits on plantations as well as the assessment of No Go Areas and land use change. This includes the presentation of a tool to facilitate the risk analysis and land use assessment.
Day two focuses on the supply chain elements that have to be covered by certification and the ISCC requirements for mass balance and traceability. The certification of waste based biofuels (e.g. used cooking oil) is also covered.
Day three is dedicated to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) requirements, calculations and verifications.

ISCC experts will be available during the three days for individual discussions of practical steps towards ISCC certification.

The participation in an ISCC Basic Training is mandatory for all auditors before they can conduct audits under ISCC. Companies that want to be certified should also participate.
Further target groups: company representatives, NGOs, research bodies and authorities

ISCC conducts the Basic Training with regional support of NES Naturaleza.

The next ISCC Basic Training in Cologne (Germany) will take place from 6 - 8 September 2016.

Click here for further information and registration for both trainings

Certification of Wood under ISCC

The certification of solid biomass and forestry products has been possible under ISCC for some time already. The Finnish company UPM, for example, is certified under ISCC EU since 2014 for their wood-based biofuel production. In the previous newsletter ISCC informed about the additional ISCC PLUS certification of UPM to deliver the wood-based products, for example, also into the chemical industry.
Recently, the first ISCC certificates for short rotation coppice (farmed wood) were issued. The Italian company Italian Bio Products is processing ISCC certified bioethanol from straw and solid biomass from short rotation coppice. Due to extensive management practices, greenhouse gas emissions of the bioethanol are very low.

Certification of Co-Processing under ISCC

The certification of biofuels gained through co-processing is now possible under ISCC. Co-processing means the simultaneous processing of bio-based and fossil input materials.
A guidance document with further information is available on the ISCC website

ISCC PLUS Logo on Milk Cartons

ISCC is pleased that the Danish milk producer Arla is using the ISCC logo on their milk cartons to inform their customers about the sustainable packaging of the milk they are buying. For this purpose, Arla is displaying the ISCC logo and claim prominently on the carton. This is an excellent example of how an ISCC certification can be marketed and made visible to customers.

For their line of organic milk that is sold in Denmark, Arla is using the PurePak® from Elopak. With the ISCC on-product claim Arla is confirming that it is contributing to responsible sourcing of bio-based materials. The claim can be made based on the ISCC PLUS certification of the supply chain of the renewable PE used for the milk cartons.

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