ISCC System Updates

ISCC System Updates inform about changes of the system

  • 23 May 2024 ISCC Webinar – System Update Summary Q1/Q2 2024, ISCC EU, ISCC PLUS, ISCC CORSIA
  • 10 April 2024 ISCC HUB
  • 22 March 2024 ISCC PLUS, ISCC EU, ISCC CORSIA (PLUS), ISCC Carbon Footprint Certification
  • 1 March 2024 ISCC EU and ISCC PLUS: Updated Audit Procedures / SAR and New APS Version (APS v4.6.0), ISCC EU Material List, ISCC EU: Information Letter from Nabisy Database
  • 2 February 2024 Adaptions of Chapter 12.2 of the ISCC PLUS System Document for the Group Certification Approach for Final Product Refinement (FPR) Activities, ISCC EU: Update of the Gap Audit Procedure
  • 4 January 2024 ISCC EU: Updated ISCC EU System Documents; ISCC PLUS: Not Affected by the Revised ISCC EU 203 Traceability and Chain of Custody System Document
  • 19 December 2023 Update in NUTS 02 Values, Update on the Union Database (UDB)
  • 18 December 2023 Clarification on Recertification Audits in Case of Changing Scope, Clarification on the Requirement of Individual Certification as Point of Origin for Palm Oil Mills and Refineries, ISCC EU: Postponement of Implementing Accreditation Requirements for Certification Bodies, ISCC Credit Transfer System in Public Consultation Phase, Update of ISCC CORSIA Certification System
  • 8 December 2023 Launch of the ISCC HUB: Key features of the ISCC HUB, Updated ISCC Site Information template and Sourcing Contact Information template in the ISCC HUB
  • 27 November 2023 Introducing the ISCC HUB, Update on the Union Database, Non-Responding to ISCC Communication Will Be Treated as Major Non- Conformity, ISCC EU and PLUS Material List, New Guidance Document and Template for Sustainability Declarations under ISCC PLUS
  • 27 October 2023 Announcement of the ISCC HUB going live, Evolution of NUTS 02 Values, Geocoordinate data provision using geocoordinate system WGS84, Self-declaration for group members in a final product refinement set up, APS v4.5 reminder: download and install the new APS
  • 29 August 2023 New ISCC PLUS Self Declaration for CO2, ISCC PLUS System Document v3.4.1, ISCC PLUS V3.4.1 add-on EN 15343 is yet to be made available, ISCC EU and PLUS Material List, New Templates for Sustainability Declaration under ISCC PLUS, New APS version (APS v4.5.0) release on 1 September 2023
  • 04 August 2023 ISCC Internal Compliance information is open to the public, Update FAQs About ISCC System Updates, Clarification on ISCC template combining UDB and ISCC requirements
  • 25 July 2023 Improved Communication and Information-Exchange Between Voluntary Schemes in Case of Certification-Related Issues, Public Consultation for ISCC Principles 2-6: Forest Biomass, ISCC Documents: ISCC EU, PLUS and CORSIA Material List, Appearance Update of Self-declarations, Updated ISCC EU Certificate Template, Updated ISCC PLUS Certificate Template, ISCC Documents for the FSS Add-on, Assessment Protocol for new Certification Bodies.
  • 09 June 2023 ISCC Update on the Union Database, FAQ About the ISCC System Updates Content of 18 and 28 April 2023, ISCC Documents, New ISCC PLUS Certificate Template, Updated ISCC EU Certificate Template, Adjustment in the ISCC EU PoS Template Based on User Feedback, Update on Requirements Regarding the Place of the Audit in Case of Scope Extensions
  • 05 May 2023 Update of the ISCC Website, Update of the ISCC Seals, Update of the ISCC Corporate Logo, Clarifications, Hydrogen Emission Factor in the Annex of ISCC EU System Document 205, Certificates Having to Reflect Actual Material Flows and Business Activities for ISCC PLUS Processing Units, Use of NUTS2 Values, ISCC Documents, ISCC EU, PLUS and CORSIA Material Lists now Publicly Available, New Templates for Proof of Sustainability and Sustainability Declaration under ISCC EU, Updated ISCC PLUS Certificate Template: FSS Add-On, Public Consultation: ISCC Carbon Footprint Certification Module
  • 28 April 2023 Strengthened Requirements for Waste and Residue Supply Chains
  • 18 April 2023 ISCC Update Regarding the Union Database, ISCC Japan FIT – Additional Recognition for Sustainable Palm Oil and Registration and Documentation Available, Clarification on esca, ISCC EU and PLUS Material List, Certificates Must Reflect Actual Material Flows and Business Activities
  • 16 March 2023 ISCC EU Self-Declarations Available in Further Languages, ISCC Update Regarding the Timeline of the Union Database, Update in the ISCC Terms of Use
  • 07 March 2023 ISCC Documents, New Self-Declaration for Liquid Waste and Residue Materials from Palm Oil Mills, ISCC EU Self-Declaration Waste and Residues, Revised ISCC PLUS System Document now Available, ISCC 202-4 Forest Biomass Principle 2-6 Published for ISCC PLUS, ISCC PLUS Certificate Template Update: Indication of Post-Consumer or Post-Industrial Origin is now Possible, Clarification on Approach on the Compliance of Group Members with ISCC Requirements, Public Consultation: ISCC PLUS Add-on “Low ILUC-risk feedstock certification”, New ISCC RFNBOs Training, Union Database: FAQs on the ISCC Website
  • 13 February 2023 Final Report on Successful Pilot Audits of the ISCC EU Certification Approach for RFNBOs, ISCC Update Regarding the Union Database, Clarification: Points of Origin Covered by Approaches Operated by Governmental Authorities
  • 18 January 2023 ISCC Documents, ISCC EU and PLUS Self-Declaration for Collection Croton, ISCC Materials, ISCC EU Material List, ISCC PLUS Material List, Nabisy: New Application Forms, ISCC Update Regarding the Union Database, Risk Mitigation Measures for Palm Oil Mills (POMs), Mandatory Surveillance Audits
  • 21 November 2022 ISCC Documents, Updated ISCC EU and PLUS Audit Procedures and Update of APS, ISCC EU and PLUS Self-declaration for Collection Croton, ISCC PLUS Self-declaration for CO2, Clarifications, Biogas / Biomethane, Surveillance Audits – Place of the Audit, Nabisy: New Biomass Application Forms
  • 11 October 2022 ISCC Digitalisation Processes, APS Update, ISCC Japan FIT – Certification approach for sustainable palm oil, Mandatory on-site audits for palm oil mills, Introduction of the ARIA Platform, NUTS2-equivalent GHG Values for the cultivation of soybean in Argentina
  • 06 September 2022 Update ISCC PLUS System Document, ISCC Materials, ISCC EU Material List, ISCC PLUS Material List
  • 25 August 2022 ISCC Update Regarding the Union Database, ISCC Principles 2 – 6 for Agricultural Biomass – Updated ISCC EU and PLUS Audit Procedure for Farm/Plantations and Date of Implementation, Contacting ISCC
  • 22 July 2022 ISCC Communication regarding the Union Database, Updated ISCC PLUS self-declaration for waste and residues, ISCC EU Material List
  • 13 June 2022 ISCC EU Registration as System Administrator in Poland, Updated ISCC Documents, Updated ISCC EU and PLUS Audit Procedures and Update of APS, ISCC Principles 2 – 6 for Agricultural Biomass: Updated Document and Date of Implementation, POME Guidance, Guidance Document for the Audit of Wastewater from Ship Transport, ISCC materials, How to Submit Material Requests, ISCC EU Material List, ISCC PLUS Material List
  • 24 March 2022 Update on Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, ISCC PLUS Training – Circular Economy and Bioeconomy, ISCC CO2 Certification Approach, ISCC Corporate Logo – Download on the ISCC Website, Low LUC Risk Certification under ISCC CORSIA, Use of RED II Default Values for Manure, Update of ISCC Documents
  • 02 March 2022 Situation in Ukraine
  • 25 January 2022 Clarification on esca, ISCC PLUS Certification Guideline
  • 19 January 2022 German Sustainability Ordinances and Termination of ISCC DE; Information from the German BLE; BLE Evaluation and Progress Report 2020; Nabisy Update; Electricity Produced from Biomass; and Updates of ISCC Documents
  • 22 December 2021 Suspensions of Certificates and Exclusions of System Users, Indication of the Specific Start Date of Operations for Final Biofuel Producers and Forwarding of Actual Calculated GHG Emission Values
  • 03 December 2021 Nabisy Update (only relevant for ISCC EU) and Updates on ISCC Documents
  • 05 November 2021 System Documents: ISCC Principles 2- 6 for Agricultural Biomass: Public Consultation and the New Date for Implementation and Newly Developed ISCC System Documents for ISCC Japan FIT Certification
  • 24 September 2021 Updated Guidance Document for the Audit of Wastes and Residues from Palm Oil Mills and Updates on ISCC Documents
  • 09 September 2021 Update ISCC PLUS System Document, Update ISCC PLUS Sustainability Declaration, Update ISCC PLUS Material List, New ISCC PLUS FAQ on Website, Update ISCC 208 Document “Logos and Claims”, New ISCC On-product Logos, New ISCC Licensing Scheme
  • 07 September 2021 New Guidance Document for the Certification of Algae, Clarification on “Place of receipt” on Sustainability Declarations/PoS, Temporary Measure for the Application of Default Value “waste cooking oil biodiesel”, Updates on ISCC Documents
  • 11 August 2021 Statement from Polish Ministry of Climate and Environment – Biofuel market information
  • 06 August 2021 Common Statement from Voluntary Schemes – Mutual recognition
  • 05 August 2021 Guidance document wastewater from ship transport, Adjusting individual GHG calculations according to RED II, Default values for transport of waste/residues, Updates on ISCC documents
  • 23 July 2021 ISCC EU Market Information
  • 01 July 2021 RED II Requirements, Actual GHG Calculations, Minimum Sample Size of Group Members, Sustainability Requirements for Agricultural Biomass, Self-Declaration for Waste and Residues, EC Public Consultation on Voluntary Schemes and Low iLUC-Risk Certification, Nabisy Information regarding RED II Implementation
  • 29 June 2021 Updated ISCC Documents for RED II Requirements
  • 18 June 2021 Transition Period RED I to RED II
  • 20 April 2021 Guidance Document for the Audit of Wastes and Residues from Palm Oil Mills
  • 10 March 2021 Clarification on on esca, Procedure to submit complaint forms, Information letter about Nabisy-Update and updated documents, Updates on ISCC documents
  • 07 January 2021 Clarification on Remote & Follow-up On-site Audits and Place of Dispatch in SDs and POS’, Equivalence Assessment of Dutch Manure System, Cancel or Correct SDs and POS’, Updates on ISCC Documents
  • 07 October 2020 Updates on ISCC Documents, Surveillance Audits in High-Risk Supply Chains, Corrigendum to Directive (EU) 2018/2001, Updates for Nabisy Users
  • 27 August 2020 Updates on ISCC Documents, Clarifications, Options for Applying GHG Emissions Savings from Soil Carbon Accumulation via Improved Agricultural Management (esca)
  • 13 July 2020 Updates on ISCC Documents, Clarification on the Certification of Storage Facilities, Mandatory ISCC PLUS Training – Circular Economy and Bioeconomy, New Nabisy Applications Forms
  • 07 July 2020 Update on remote audits and complementary follow-up onsite audits
  • 29 May 2020 Update of ISCC System Documents and Procedures, Updated ISCC Documents, Clarifications, Updated Nabisy-FAQ
  • 24 April 2020 ISCC EU and PLUS material lists, ISCC PLUS Self-Declaration for Post-Industrial Material, Clarification on New Requirements valid from 01 January 2020, EU Recognition of Scottish Quality Farm Assured Combinable Crops Ltd
  • 09 April 2020 ISCC EU and PLUS material lists, ISCC Template for a LUC Statement and Biodiversity Assessment, Cancellation of Proofs of Sustainability and Sustainability Declarations, New Online Training for Waste and Residues
  • 27 March 2020 Clarifications and update on remote audits due to Coronavirus
  • 12 March 2020 Update on remote audits due to Coronavirus
  • 03 March 2020 Mandatory online test for auditors participating in upcoming ISCC EU and PLUS Basic Trainings
  • 20 February 2020 Notification about Corona virus
  • 15 January 2020 Clarification: Agricultural Crop Residues, Clarification: ISCC Logos and Claims, Update ISCC Documents (ISCC EU material list, ISCC PLUS material list, ISCC templates, ISCC PLUS Document), ISCC PLUS Training – Bio-based and Circular Economy
  • 01 October 2019 New requirements under ISCC (Verification of the existence of points of origin, Mass balance verification prior to the audit, Submitting individual GHG calculations to ISCC, Mandatory surveillance audits), Clarifications (Availability of evidence during the audit, Auditing of mass balance of storage facilities), Notification about withdrawn certificates and suspended system users, Updated self-declaration UCO
  • 03 September 2019 Update of the German Nabisy database
  • 08 August 2019 Update ISCC Documents, Recognition of the ISCC Certification System “Solid Biomass NL”, Registration via Online Form, Clarification on Replanting and GHG Emissions, Clarification on Sampling and Auditing of Public Containers, Clarification on Basic Elements of a Mass Balance
  • 05 July 2019 ISCC Impact Report, Update ISCC Documents (ISCC List of Materials, System Documents available in Spanish, Expiration of the Excel Farm Checklists), Clarification on the Requirements for Sustainable Batches of Material, Sourcing Biomass via “Local Agents” or “Country Dealers”
  • 03 May 2019 New ISCC Document for Solid Biomass open to Public Consultation, Mutual Acceptance of 2BSvs for Waste and Residues, Equivalence Assessment of the German Waste Monitoring System (ASYS), Nabisy Update
  • 01 April 2019 Update ISCC Documents, Modified ISCC PLUS Requirements for Economic Operators Producing or Handling “Multi-Component Products” in the Biochemical Sector, ISCC EU: Expired Recognition of the Voluntary Scheme “HVO Renewable Diesel Scheme for Verification of Compliance with the RED Sustainability Criteria for Biofuels”
  • 11 January 2019 Nabisy Update
  • 11 December 2018 Double Accounting of GHG Savings, Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME), Disaggregated Default Values for Transport, Downstream Emissions for Transport and Distribution
  • 13 November 2018 Update ISCC documents (audit procedures, list of materials, templates), clarifications (GHG emissions for extraction and cultivation, sourcing biomass via country dealers or local agents), Nabisy release in January 2019
  • 17 August 2018 Update ISCC Documents; Clarification: Animal Fat Categories; NUTS 2 Level: European Commission Amends Overview Table on GHG Emission Values; Updated iNNw Tool for Nabisy Users
  • 09 July 2018 Update Nabisy: New Codes & System Maintenance; Update ISCC Documents; Cautionary Note on Fake Certificates and Fraudulent Companies; Smallholder Certification: Clarification Under the Scope of Central Office (CO) and First Gathering Point (FGP); Update on Privacy Policy
  • 28 March 2018 Cross Compliance in Romania and Bulgaria; Soy Network Switzerland / Soja Netzerk Schweiz; Reminder – Downstream Combustion Emissions of Fossil Methanol; Mutual Acceptance of RSB for Waste and Residues; Nabisy: New Application Form to Cancel a Nabisy PoS; ISCC Trainings – Dates
  • 11 January 2018 New ISCC Technical Committee “Waste, Residues and Advanced Low Carbon Fuels”; NUTS2-Equivalent GHG Values for Australia and Canada; Update: ISCC List of Materials; Nabisy Information Letter; ISCC Trainings
  • 13 December 2017 Equivalence assessment of the Danish National Waste Register; Clarification on UCO and food waste; Clarification on the categorisation of animal fat/tallow; Updated ISCC list of materials; ISCC trainings
  • 26 October 2017 Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Cultivation; Transitional Period Red Tractor; Reminder – Downstream Combustion Emissions of Fossil Methanol; Waste/ Residue Materials: Sample Audits of Points of Origin; Updated ISCC INNw-Tool, ISCC Trainings – Dates
  • 22 September 2017 Application of disaggregated default values for cultivation; ISCC trainings
  • 18 September 2017 Release APS and Summary Audit Report; Requirement to inform ISCC about Change of CB for Certification; Waste/Residues Materials: Self-Declarations only signed by Points of Origin; Updated List of Materials; Clarification of Wording of Risk Factors; ISCC Trainings – Forthcoming Dates
  • 05 September 2017 ISCC DE: Fossil Methanol; ISCC EU: Separate GHG Calculation Elements; Transitional Period Red Tractor; Update: Sustainability Declaration, ISCC PoS (“Blue PoS”) and List of Materials; ISCC Trainings – Forthcoming Dates
  • 16 August 2017 ISCC EU: Updated Audit Procedures; ISCC EU: Templates ISCC PoS (“Blue PoS”) and Sustainability Declaration; Reminder: Adjusted GHG Methodology; Clarification: Mass Balance Period; ISCC EU and PLUS Basic Trainings – Upcoming Dates
  • 30 June 2017 Clarifications Regarding the Adjusted GHG Methodology; ISCC Audit Procedures and Audit Summary Report; Clarification: Covering Additional Material and Farmers under ISCC Certification; New and Updated ISCC Documents Available on the ISCC Website; ISCC EU and PLUS Basic Trainings – Upcoming Dates
  • 11 May 2017 Implementation of the Updated GHG Emission Calculation Methodology; ISCC GHG Training; Calculation of GHG Emission Savings of Biodiesel; NUTS2 Values available on the EC Website refer to gCO2eq/dry-kg; ISCC EU and PLUS Basic Trainings
  • 11 April 2017 Clarification: Trader Scope; Fake Certificates and Forbidden Use of the ISCC Logo or Seal; False Declaration of UCO; Approach to Include Waste and Residue-based Biofuels from Producers Certified under Schemes other than ISCC in the ISCC Supply Chain; Clarification: Waste and Residues and ISCC List of Materials
  • 14 March 2017 Letter from the EC on the Issuing of Proofs of Sustainability, Overview of NUTS2 values in gCO2eq/kg, Updated ISCC Documents (Requirements for Sustainability Declarations, ISCC EU PoS Template, ISCC EU Audit Procedures, ISCC List of Materials, Updated ISCC Terms of Use, Clarification: Companies suspended from ISCC certification, BLE and Nabisy Newsletter
  • 29 December 2016 ISCC Terms of Use, ISCC EU: End of Transition Period for new Requirements, ISCC EU: New Audit Procedures, ISCC EU: Acceptance of Schemes with Expired Recognition, ISCC List of Materials, ISCC Registration as System Administrator by ARR in Poland
  • 24 October 2016 ISCC EU Re-Recognition and Transitional Period, Acceptance of Schemes with an Expired Recognition, Update ISCC List of Materials

All System Updates up to May 2016 can be found in the System Update Archive in the ISCC client section because these have been included in the new ISCC EU System Documents.