ISCC EU re-recognized by the European Commission
Implementation of Sustainable Supply Chains for Agricultural Commodities
Thursday, 27 October 2016 in São Paulo (Brazil)
ISCC in Short
ISCC contributes towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris COP21
ISCC - Security through Certification
ISCC and ISCC PLUS are independent, globally applicable certification systems for sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions.
ISCC can be used to demonstrate compliance with sustainability requirements from authorities, business customers and final consumers. ISCC can be applied for the certification of all kinds of biomass and bioenergy as well as for biomass-based products in the food, feed and chemical industries. ISCC ensures that
- Emissions of greenhouse gases are reduced
- Biomass is not produced on land with high biodiversity and high carbon stock
- Good agricultural practices protecting soil, water and air are applied
- Human rights, labour and land rights are respected
are conducted by independent certification bodies that examine operational sustainability based on ISCC system documents, procedures and checklists.
ISCC was developed through an open multi-stakeholder process involving around 250 international associations, corporations, research institutions and NGOs. As a forum for stakeholder dialogue, the ISCC association was inaugurated in Berlin in January 2010 and today has more than 80 members.