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ISCC is partner of the Food Security Standard (FSS)



Due to an increasing international demand for agricultural commodities, food security and the production for export are often competing. The Food Security Standard (FSS) closes this gap and provides a set of practical and measurable criteria and audit tools that can be integrated into existing sustainability standards like ISCC. The FSS was established by the WWF, Welthungerhilfe and ZEF (Center for Development Research) with support of the German Ministry for Food and Agriculture.

ISCC is an official partner of the FSS and took part in the FSS pilot project. During this pilot, the FSS was successfully integrated into two regular ISCC audits at sugar cane plantations in Latin America. On 17 January 2020, ISCC took part in the Food Security Expert Panel Discussion from the GFFA (Global Forum for Food and Agriculture) to discuss next steps in the implementation process.

Since the end of November 2020, the FSS can be integrated into a certification system in a streamlined manner. After a compact FSS training for respective CBs and if interested also companies, in which modules on integrating FSS within sustainable supply chains, audit preparation and requirements, the participants will be equipped to move ahead with the adoption of the FSS in the ISCC certification system of their choice.

By adopting the FSS, companies along the value chain can now demonstrate that they are committed to the Human Right to adequate Food and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). If you are interested in integrating the FSS in your regular audit, please contact ISCC at info(at)iscc-system.org.

For additional information on the project, you can also visit the website of the Welthungerhilfe here.