ISCC Newsletter Nr. 78 vom 6. Juli 2016
ISCC PLUS Certification for Hemp
ISCC is pleased about the recent ISCC PLUS certifications of the Dutch company HempFlax and the German hemp producer Hanf Farm GmbH. This is the world debut for the sustainability certification under ISCC of this natural fibre. HempFlax is producing hemp straw and fibres for a variety of industrial applications. Hemp becomes more and more important for various industries, e.g. automotive. Hanf Farm has specialised the production of high-quality food products made of hemp.
NEW ISCC EU and PLUS Basic Training
Upcoming dates in 2016
12 – 14 July – Bogotá, Colombia (SOLD OUT)
06 – 08 September – Cologne, Germany
26 – 28 September – Las Vegas, United States
24 – 26 October – São Paulo, Brazil
22 – 24 November – Prague, Czech Republic
The NEW 3-day ISCC EU and PLUS Basic Trainings cover all topics that are relevant for ISCC certification.
The training will also reflect all changes in the system which were required due to the re-recognition of the ISCC EU System by the European Commission.
Day one provides the participants with an overview of the ISCC System as solution provider for deforestation free supply chains. The framework requirements for the different markets (biofuels, food, feed, chemicals) are presented as well as the certification of circular economy, wood based supply chains and biogas. Day two focuses on the supply chain elements that have to be covered by certification and the ISCC requirements for traceability and chain of custody. 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. As already communicated to the certification bodies, for auditors conducting ISCC audits the participation in one of the new ISCC Basic Trainings is mandatory within the next 18 months. Further trainings will be scheduled by ISCC accordingly.
Companies that want to be certified should also participate in an ISCC Basic Training.
Further target groups: company representatives, NGOs, research bodies and authorities
NEW ISCC Greenhouse Gas Training
29 – 30 August 2016 – Cologne, Germany
The NEW ISCC Greenhouse Gas Training covers in detail the methodological requirement for GHG calculations and verifications along the supply chain and provides practical examples of calculations and audits of calculators. A particular focus of the 1.5-days training will be on the new GHG requirements according to the amended RED and the note from the Commission. In practical case studies the application of the new requirements and options will be shown.
ISCC Regional Stakeholder Meeting North America
29 September 2016 – Las Vegas (United States)
This meeting is the 5th gathering of stakeholders in the framework of the ISCC Technical Committee North America, and will take place in the vibrant city of Las Vegas.
As with the previous ones, also this meeting is a not-to-be-missed event for representatives from associations and the food, feed, bioplastics and bioenergy industries. Latest sustainability topics will be discussed and experiences will be shared. The stakeholder meeting is also an excellent opportunity to broaden industry networks.
SAVE THE DATE: Sustainable and Deforestation Free Supply Chain Conference
27 October 2016 – São Paulo, Brazil
ISCC will host a one-day conference on sustainable and deforestation free supply chains in São Paulo on 27 October. This conference will be open to all interested parties. Further information will be available shortly.
New Members in the ISCC Association
The ISCC Association (ISCC e.V.) welcomes new members from France and The Netherlands:
Total Fluides SAS produces technical fluids and solvents from petroleum. Total Fluides is a subsidiary of the world’s fourth-largest oil and gas company Total S.A. that has operations in more than 130 countries. Several companies of the Total group already have ISCC certificates since 2012.
The Faculty of Geo-Information Sciences and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente (The Netherlands) provides international education, research and advisory services based on remote sensing techniques and geographic information systems. ITC offers courses that cover the use of spatial information for a number of applications, for example, the planning and management of natural resources, sustainable agriculture, climate change and food security, land administration, governance and others. ISCC is looking forward to a fruitful cooperation.