5th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference and ISCC e.V. General Assembly

4 February 2015, Brussels

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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

ISCC certifications

are conducted by independent certification bodies that examine operational sustainability based on ISCC system documents, procedures and checklists.

Multi-stakeholder approach

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 60 members.