Technical Committee 5: Southeast Asia (TC SEA)


Co-Chairs: Adrian Suharto, Chew Jit Seng


Working groups of the TC SEA

Five working groups for the TC SEA have been established. Each is led by a working group leader. The following topics are covered:

  • Working group 1: Land use change (group leader: Ginny Ng Siew Ling)
  • Working group 2: Methane reduction and avoidance (group leader: Adrian Suharto)
  • Working group 3: Smallholders (group leader: Donald Ginting)
  • Working group 4: Canola/ Australia (group leader: Dylan Hirsch)
  • Working group 5: Social Issues (group leaders: Dr. Haskarlianus Pasang, Yeo Lee Nya)

If you wish to participate in one of the working groups please send an email to info@iscc-system.org.


6th ISCC Stakeholder Meeting - 6 December 2016, Penang Island, Malaysia

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Presentations

Andreas Feige, ISCC
ISCC Update

Dr Jan Henke, ISCC
Status of Implementation of RED GHG Requirements

Olivier Tichit, SIPEF Group
Methane Prevention - The New Frontier

Dr Haskarlianus Pasang, Sinarmas
Tackling GHG Target Challenges - A Company Perspective

Adrian Suharto, Neste
GHG Challenges for an Offtaker

Kuan Yee Lee, Kuala Lumpur Kepong
Implementing GHG Saving Technology

Andreas Feige, ISCC
Methane Measurements - What Are They Good For

Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Environmental Action Germany
Deforestation Free Supply Chains and The Role of The Consumer

Raja Dato' Zamilia R. Mansur, Felda Global Ventures
Emerging Labour Issues

Dr Haskarlianus Pasang, Sinarmas
Update Working Group Social Issues

Chong Wei Kwang, MPOCC
An Introduction of The MPOCC and Update on The MSPO Certification Scheme

Nazira Khabibor Rahman, Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Challenges in Smallholder Sustainability Certification

Richard Kan, GAR
Smallholder Strategy

Dian Mayasari, SPKS
Independent Smallholder in Indonesia - Conditions, Challenges and Solutions

Vasu Vasuthewan, ISCC
ISCC Landscape Approach to Mitigate Risks

 



5th Stakeholder Meeting - 5 April 2016, Legian, Bali

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Presentations

Andreas Feige, ISCC
ISCC Update

Dr Ainie Kuntom, MPOB
MSPO Implementation and Voluntary Certification Schemes in Malaysia

Andreas Feige, ISCC
ISCC Approach for getting Access to all relevant Supply Channels and Markets

Dani Hidayat, SNV
Challenges of Smallholder Certification


Meeting of the Working Group "Land Use Change" in Jakarta on 4 December 2015

The ISCC Technical Committee Meeting Southeast Asia in August 2015 agreed on a meeting of the working group "Land Use Change". It took place in Jakarta on 4 December 2015.

During the meeting the following topics were presented and discussed:

  • Update on the new EU-RED with respect to land use change (e.g. low iLUC biofuels, highly biodiverse grassland) and implications for ISCC
  • Overview on no-deforestation strategies, how they can be implemented and their impact on certification
  • Producer's and buyer's view on no-deforestation strategies
  • ISCC's no-deforestation approach

Tasks and deliverables of the working group were discussed and defined. 

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Presentations

Dr Jan Henke, ISCC
Update - Amendment of EU RED and FQD

Andreas Feige, ISCC
Overview on no-deforestation strategies

Dr Rosediana Suharto, ISPO
Driving sustainability objectives on national level

Ginny Ng, Wilmar
Wilmar's HCS experience

Adrian Suharto, Neste
Neste no deforestation supply chain

Hans Smit, SNV
Implementing deforestation free supply chains

Andreas Feige, ISCC
ISCC no-deforestation approach and tools


4th meeting on 12 August 2015 in Jakarta

More than 80 participants attended the meeting of the ISCC Technical Committee Southeast Asia in Jakarta.

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You can find the presentations here


Communication of the working group "Methane reduction and avoidance"

A new working group for Methane Reduction and Avoidance (WGMR) was formed at the last meeting of the ISCC Technical Committee SEA in Bangkok on 24 March 2015. This WGMR is formed with the goal to:

  1. Explore various methodologies which are implemented in palm oil mills to reduce methane emissions from open ponds

  2. To collect existing studies on; and (where not available) explore conducting studies on the calculation of methane reduction to comply with methodology accepted by EU RED by cooperation with various stakeholders (including Academia, Governments, Civil Societies, Research Agencies)

Currently the only established methodology which has been extensively studied for its methane reduction effect and mentioned directly in the EU RED is methane capture. In the past technical committee meetings, the members have sent a very clear message: that there is an urgency to explore and study other methods which reduce methane in the mill. The urgency is due to the fact that the threshold for minimum GHG reduction and implementation of the Fuel Quality Directive is just around the corner (1 and 2 years from now) while not all mills have the capacity to install methane capture facility. Looking at the time needed to study, install and certified any new technology, this WGMR should start working and produce results.

We ask for any interested members (and members-to-be) to join this working group; where they can before the next meeting:

  1. Submit to us a methodology which has proven to reduce methane
    a) Proof of methane reduction should be based on a study (internal/ external which shows
        concrete GHG reduction
    b) Where possible, if there are any scientific article please submit as well

  2. Introduce experts who are familiar with the methane reduction potential of the methodology
    a) This can be government or academia. Funding of such experts will be discussed at the next meeting
    b) Where are interested funders of such project, please also submit

  3. Propose site(s) of which the WGMR members can visit/ use as a pilot project
    a) For verification purposes and to understand more on the implementation

Please submit such study (in word/ PDF document) to tcsea@iscc-system.org. The results will be collated by the ISCC secretariat and discussed in the next Technical Committee meeting.

The next Technical Committee meeting is scheduled for 12 August 2015 in Jakarta (see above for further information and registration).

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact ISCC.


2nd meeting: Jakarta, 23 April 2014

The second meeting of the ISCC TC SEA took place in Jakarta on 23 April 2014.The meeting was very well attended with more than 70 participants from a broad range of companies and certification bodies.

Interesting talks of the high-profile speaker and lively discussions with the participants made the meeting a success. Topics covered latest regulatory issues in Europe as well as an update on ISCC and ISCC PLUS and development within Southeast Asian markets. ISCC system users and certification bodies gave insights into their experience with certification and respective challenges. Further on a representative of idh gave a presentation on building smallholder capacities and smallholder certification with ISCC.

One part of the meeting was dedicated to the working groups of the TC SEA. Additionally, to the already three existing working groups a new one was set up to take the specific requirements for canola in Australia into account. The working groups gathered to continue their work and established a regular exchange on a quarterly basis. Furthermore, it was agreed by the participants to gather for a meeting of the TC SEA once a year.

On 24 April ISCC conducted a Greenhouse (GHG) Training in Jakarta. With more than 60 participants this training was fully booked. ISCC received very good feedback from the participants, in particular for the practical group work and case studies. The participants expressed their demand for further ISCC trainings in Southeast Asia. Please see below for the agenda and the download of the presentations of the TC SEA.

Agenda

Andreas Feige, Dr. Jan Henke, ISCC, Germany
Update EU framework conditions

Andreas Feige, Dr. Jan Henke, ISCC, Germany
Update on ISCC and ISCC PLUS and developments in Southeast Asia

Chew Jit Seng, Genting Plantations, Malaysia
Experiences with ISCC and ISCC PLUS certification

Adrian Suharto, Neste Oil, Singapore
Experiences with ISCC and ISCC PLUS certification

Sven Theml, SGS, Germany
ISCC audits in SEA - Challenges with respect to land use change

Norazam Hameed, Felda Global Ventures, Malaysia
Practical experiences with different sustainability certification schemes

Joko Arif, IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative, Indonesia
Building smallholder capacities and smallholder certification with ISCC


6. ISCC Stakeholder Meeting - 6. Dezember 2016, Penang, Malaysien

Veranstaltungsort:
Cititel Penang Hotel
66, Jalan Penang
10000 George Town 
Malaysia

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Präsentationen

Andreas Feige, ISCC
ISCC Update

Dr Jan Henke, ISCC
Status of Implementation of RED GHG Requirements

Olivier Tichit, SIPEF Group
Methane Prevention - The New Frontier

Dr Haskarlianus Pasang, Sinarmas
Tackling GHG Target Challenges - A Company Perspective

Adrian Suharto, Neste
GHG Challenges for an Offtaker

Kuan Yee Lee, Kuala Lumpur Kepong
Implementing GHG Saving Technology

Andreas Feige, ISCC
Methane Measurements - What Are They Good For

Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Environmental Action Germany
Deforestation Free Supply Chains and The Role of The Consumer

Raja Dato' Zamilia R. Mansur, Felda Global Ventures
Emerging Labour Issues

Dr Haskarlianus Pasang, Sinarmas
Update Working Group Social Issues

Chong Wei Kwang, MPOCC
An Introduction of The MPOCC and Update on The MSPO Certification Scheme

Nazira Khabibor Rahman, Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Challenges in Smallholder Sustainability Certification

Richard Kan, GAR
Smallholder Strategy

Dian Mayasari, SPKS
Independent Smallholder in Indonesia - Conditions, Challenges and Solutions

Vasu Vasuthewan, ISCC
ISCC Landscape Approach to Mitigate Risks


 

 

Inaugural meeting: Bangkok, 9 April 2013

On April 9 the inaugural meeting of the Technical Committee South East Asia took in Bangkok, Thailand.

Objective of this TC’s work is the consideration of specific requirements in Southeast Asia as well as the exchange of experiences with ISCC certification in this region. Amongst the more than 50 participants were members of the ISCC Association, ISCC system user and interested companies as well as certification bodies cooperating with ISCC.

ISCC TC SEA_Agenda of the event

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Andreas Feige, Dr. Jan Henke, ISCC, Germany

Update EU framework conditions and current state of affairs ISCC

Adrian Suharto, Neste Oil, Singapore

Certification experience from a biofuels processor

Norazam Abdul Hameed, Felda Global Ventures, Malaysia

Certification experiences from a palm oil producer

Sven Theml, SGS, Germany

ISCC System requirements in the regional context of SE-Asia