Do I need ISCC-certified material before the certification can start?

For an initial audit you need to prepare templates and other documents (please see checklist in client section). Please note that the receipt of sustainable material is only possible if the recipient has a valid certificate (ISCC System Document 203, chapter 3.3.2).

The requirements described in this document apply to all elements of the supply chain of sustainable materials that have to be covered by certification (farms or plantations, point of origins of wastes and residues, first gathering points, central offices, collecting points for waste and residues, processing units, and traders and storage facilities).