Initial Certification: Handling of sustainable material
Please refer to ISCC System Document 201 which states that “the elements of the supply chain are allowed to receive and supply sustainable material only after the receipt of a certificate. First gathering points may accept crops or agricultural crop residues from the harvest of the current or the previous year as sustainable up to three months prior to the start of the certificate’s validity. Collecting points for waste and residues may also collect material as sustainable up to three months prior to the start of validity of the certificate. In both cases the relevant self-declarations have to be in place, chain of custody requirements have to be fulfilled and the dispatch of material as sustainable is only possible after the start the certificate’s validity.”
ISCC EU 201 – System Basics (v4.0, 01 July 2021)
The basics of the ISCC system are explained in this document, including the scope, the working procedures of ISCC and the certification process.