About · Objectives

Providing sustainability solutions for fully traceable and deforestation free supply chains

ISCC’s objectives

Contributing to the implementation of environmentally, socially and economically sustainable production and use of all kinds of biomass in global supply chains

Our way

  • Implementing social and ecological sustainability criteria
  • Monitoring deforestation-free supply chains
  • Avoiding conversion of biodiverse grassland
  • Calculating and reducing GHG emissions
  • Establishing traceability in global supply chains

ISCC is a globally leading certification system

ISCC offers solutions to address sustainability requirements for all feedstocks and markets


Industrial Applications



ISCC sustainability principles

ISCC aims at the implementation of highest sustainability requirements

Ecological sustainability

  • Protection of land with high biodiversity value or high carbon stock
  • Deforestation free supply chains
  • Environmentally responsible production to protect soil, water and air

Social sustainability

  • Safe working conditions
  • Compliance with human, labour and land rights

Compliance with laws and international treaties

Monitoring of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

  • Methods to calculate GHG emissions
  • Monitoring of GHG reduction
  • Compulsory for EU biofuels market

Good management practices

Supply chain management

Traceability throughout the supply chain enables each player to source sustainable products from any certificate holder

All relevant elements of the supply chain must obtain a certificate in order to handle sustainable materials. For final products processed from agricultural feedstocks or crop residues the first two relevant elements of the supply chain are the farm or plantation and the first gathering point, also known as country elevator. For final products derived from alternative raw materials, such as wastes or residues the first two relevant elements of the supply chain are the point of origin and the collecting point.

Individual solutions for certification

Extend your certificate to specific market requirements

Are you interested in

  • Producing non-GMO?
  • Reducing GHG emissions?
  • Decreasing consumables?
  • Meeting specific legal or market requirements?

Click here to find out more about individual certification solutions for you to meet your customers’ needs.

Multi-stakeholder initiative

Continuous development of ISCC through an open multi-stakeholder process. Further Information can be found here