In an era of increasing environmental challenges, social issues and growing concerns about climate change, a rising number of consumers and producers are looking for sustainable solutions. Attentive customers can find a whole range of individual claims for raw materials, intermediates or final products that refer to the sustainability of the packaging or the contents. But how can they be sure that the product in their hands is genuinely sustainable? The answer is credible certification, which ensures that companies along the supply chain meet environmental and social standards and can thus communicate their sustainability successes on their products or through other channels. ISCC offers three categories of logos for various applications: The ISCC on-product logos, ISCC corporate/off-product logo and the ISCC seals.
The ISCC On-Product Logos
Through the use of ISCC logos and claims, consumers can easily gain insights about the sustainable attributes of the ISCC certified materials and the entire supply chain behind it, thus make informed sustainable purchase decisions in a clear and efficient manner. To use the logos, companies must meet certain requirements in order to demonstrate transparency throughout the entire supply chain. ISCC certified companies are being audited annually by independent Certification Bodies.
Understanding the logo
Each logo (together with the claim) must include the following:
- The raw material category
- The amount of the certified share
- The chosen chain-of-custody option: mass balance approach or physical segregation
- The certified product component
Along with a qualifying statement around the logo, the ‘cycle’ symbol can be used for all ISCC certified products linked to circular feedstocks. Circular feedstocks are materials of non-biological origin that are derived from mechanical or chemical recycling (e.g. mixed plastic waste).
Along with a qualifying statement around the logo, the ‘leaf cycle’ symbol can be used for all ISCC certified products linked to bio-circular feedstocks. Bio-circular refers to waste and residues of biological origin from agriculture, forestry and related industries (e.g. used cooking oil).
Along with a qualifying statement around the logo, the ‘seedling’ symbol can be used for all ISCC certified products linked to bio feedstocks. Bio feedstocks are virgin agricultural raw materials (e.g. sugarcane).
The ISCC Corporate Logo
The ISCC Corporate logo is also available for ISCC system users holding a valid ISCC certificate, valid licensees, members of the ISCC association and certification bodies. It may be used for all off-product applications, e.g. on marketing materials, websites, sustainability reports, sustainability declarations, corporate materials and in email signatures, but never on products.
The ISCC Seals
The ISCC seals can only be used on ISCC certificates and by ISCC itself.
- For logo use requests please find more information here and fill in the logo application form.
- In case your company is interested in becoming ISCC certified, please have a look at the certification process.
- For brand owners who would like to communicate ISCC certified products, please have a look at the ISCC licensing scheme.
ISCC Document 208 “Logos and Claims (1.3)”
The purpose of this document is to protect ISCC’s integrity by ensuring that ISCC logos and ISCC claims are used consistently, accurately and in an understandable manner. With this document, ISCC intends to support businesses, organisations, and project partners in making credible claims and developing marketing and communications materials that promote their commitment to sourcing sustainable materials.