Technical Committee 2: Latin America

Chair: Amanda Cosenza, ADM do Brasil

9th Stakeholder Meeting in Latin America

Date: 28 October 2016

Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm

Place: São Paulo, Brazil
Meliá Jardim Europa

R. João Cachoeira, 107 - Itaim Bibi
São Paulo - SP, 04535-010

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Further ISCC events in Sao Paulo in October 2016
(same venue as above):

24 - 26 October: New ISCC EU and PLUS Basic Training
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27 October: ISCC Conference "Implementation of Sustainable Supply Chains for Agricultural Commodities"
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8th Stakeholder meeting for South America on 20 October 2015

Date: 20 October 2015

Place:  São Paulo, Brazil

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Joint meeting of the ISCC Technical Committees Latin America and North America on 24 June 2015 in Miami

More than 30 participants attended the joint meeting of the TCs North America and Latin America on June 24 in Miami.

You can download the agenda here

You can find the presentations here

6th meeting on September 10, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil

The sixth meeting of the TC Latein America took place in Porto Alegre, Brazil on the 10 September 2014.

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Download of the presentations held at the day:

Update EU market developments for biofuels – Double counting and introduction of GHG quotas

Dr Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, ISCC Germany

ISCC, ISCC PLUS and Non GMO module - Developments in South America

Dr Jan Henke, Director, Meo Carbon Solutions, Germany

Challenges for a sustainable agriculture in South America

Timothy Venverloh, Sustainability Director, ADM USA

GHG emissions of soybean production – results of the latest study

Prof Carlos Clemente Cerri, University Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mapping of risk and no go areas in Brazil

Leandro Baumgarten, Marcelo Matsumoto, The Nature Conservancy, Brazil

Results of the Aapresid - ISCC Benchmark – Possible implications for farm audits

Pedro Pitzinger, Lead Auditor, Control Union, David Hughes, Managing Director, Traulenco, Argentina

Certification of animal fat based biodiesel

Marcio Nappo, Director, JBS, Brazil

Export opportunities to the European market

Mark Wolthuis, Managing Director, Argos Brazil

5th meeting on October 17, 2013 in Buenos Aires

On October 17, 2013 the 5th meeting of the ISCC Technical Committee Latin America took place Buenos Aires. More than 50 participants from North and South America attended the event.

Please see below for a download of the summary of the discussion of issues to be addressed by the Technical Committee:

Discussion of issued to be addressed by TC SA


Download of the presentations held at the day:

Dr. Norbert Schmitz and Dr. Jan Henke, ISCC

Update EU frameworks, ISCC&ISCC PLUS, waste&residues, biodiverse grassland

Carlos Chiavarini, PCU

Highly biodiverse grassland assessment on farms

Elson Fernandes de Lima, Casa da Floresta

Experience with biodiversity assessment of pasture land

4th meeting on March 6, 2013 in Buenos Aires

Around 70 participants from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile attended the fourth meeting of the ISCC Technical Committee Latin America on March 6 in Buenos Aires.
The experiences with ISCC certification in this region were discussed in detail, and departure points for improvements have been identified. The non- existing definition of highly biodivers grassland remains one of the main issues. Double counting and the implementation of the 36th Ordinance on the Implementation of the Federal Immission Control Act (36th BImSchV) were other focal points. More ISCC documents will be made available in Spanish and Portuguese in the future.

Amanda Cosenza from ADM do Brasil was elected as new chairwoman of the Technical Committee.

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The presentations are available as download in the member section of the ISCC website.


3rd Meeting on November 9, 2011 in Sao Paulo

On November 9, 2011, the Technical Committee Latin America came together for its third meeting. Dr. Norbert Schmitz provided an update after EC recognition of ISCC and most recent developments of the scheme. Marcio presented the experience gained with ISCC implementation in Latin America and made reference to the critical issues discussed in the 2nd TC meeting and the new guidance approved by the ISCC Board.

Download agenda of November 9, 2011

AgendaTechnCom_091111.pdf (20KB)

Minutes of Meeting Technical Committee Latin America

MinutesTechnicalCommittee_091111.pdf (35KB)

Presentation Dr. Norbert Schmitz, ISCC

TechnComLatinAmerica_ISCC_091111-srv.pdf (2.2 MB)

Presentation Marcio Nappo, ADM do Brasil

ADM_TCNov09_ExperiencewithSustainabilityCertificationinPractise.pdf (1.6 MB)

Presentation Thorsten Malchow, TÜV Rheinland

PresentacionTUEVSaoPauloISCC.pdf (756KB)

Presentation Alfredo Gonzalez, Control Union

PresentacinBrazilISCCNoviembre2011CUC.pdf (2.0 MB)

2nd meeting on May 5, 2011 in Sao Paulo

On May 5, 2011, the second meeting of the Technical Committee Latin America of ISCC took place in Sao Paulo. 35 participants registered for the event and were welcomed by the Chairman, Marcio Nappo of ADM do Brasil.
Norbert Schmitz provided an update about the EC recognition process and most recent developments of the ISCC scheme. It was well received by the attendees that ISCC is used by more than 500 companies in 33 countries. Experience with ISCC implementation in Latin America has been presented by Marcio, supplemented by Vanda Nunes from SGS and João Pedro Pacheco from Control Union.
Critical issues for certification such as the definition of highly biodiverse grassland, storage and usage of agrochemicals, and uncertainties regarding the Brazilian Forest Code have been identified and being addressed in the discussion. A valuable insight on the Brazilian Forest Code matter was provided by Joao Campari, Director of the NGO TNC (The Nature Conservancy). Possible solutions for the critical matters have been discussed and will be elaborated on more in detail in the near future. Also, it has been agreed to make more ISCC documents available in Portuguese, and to offer also a portuguese version of the ISCC webpage.

Agenda of the TC "ISCC Implementation in Latin America"

AgendaTechnCom_050511-3-1.pdf (13KB)


1st meeting on October 26, 2010 in Sao Paulo

On October 26, 2010 the first meeting of the Technical Committee Latin America onexperiences with the ISCC System in Latin America was held at the SGS Academy in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After a brief welcome speech by Ms. Vanda Nunes (SGS Brazil) and Dr. Norbert Schmitz (ISCC), presentation were held regarding the current state of affairs of ISCC, the regulative framework conditions and the development of ISCC in Latin America, with special focus on Argentina and Brazil.

Download agenda of October 26, 2010

AgendaTechnCom_261010.pdf (104KB)