ISCC offers solutions for different markets

ISCC is one of the leading certification systems for sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions. In 2010, it received the worldwide first official state recognition by the German authorities. In July 2011, the European Commission recognized ISCC as one of the first certification schemes to demonstrate compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive’s (RED) requirements.

Additionally, ISCC PLUS has been developed for food, feed, technical/chemical (e.g. bioplastics) and other bioenergy applications (e.g. solid biomass).

ISCC certification can be applied to meet legal requirements in the bioenergy markets as well as to demonstrate the sustainability and traceability of feedstock in the food, feed and chemical industries.

Why should companies choose the ISCC system for certification?

  • ISCC covers entire supply chains from the field to the consumer and ensures traceability throughout the whole supply chain.
  • ISCC is a global scheme covering all kinds of biomass – to be applied in the EU home market and overseas. It is a one stop shop for companies, easing national and international trade.
  • ISCC has been proven in practice: Worldwide, more than 11,000 certificates have already been issued.
  • ISCC is not a closed shop – a balanced stakeholder representation and transparent processes are key features. This results in credibility in the public perception and provides long-term security for companies using the scheme.
  • ISCC ensures highly effective and efficient audits offering comprehensive ISCC system documents and other audit tools.
  • ISCC provides companies with a higher level of security as it also covers social sustainability issues – at no or marginal additional costs.
  • ISCC offers a unique, comprehensive tool for greenhouse gas calculation.

How many certificates have been issued so far?

Click on Certificate Holders to see how many and which companies have already been certified under ISCC.

International multi-stakeholder approach

Since 2006 when the ISCC project started, ISCC operates as an international multi-stakeholder system, bringing together experts from different biomass supply chains - feedstock growers, processors, traders and end-users - with research experts and representatives from environmental and social organizations.

Meo Carbon Solutions GmbH has guided ISCC's development involving more than 250 stakeholders, and further supports ISCC with its expertise. Until 2012, the development process received financial support by the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection via the Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR).