Annual ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

The ISCC Sustainability Conference is our global flagship event, bringing together government bodies, regulators, ISCC Association members, ISCC system users, certification bodies, NGOs, research, and the wider sustainability community to share experiences, knowledge of best practices and innovations. The presentations are available for download from the ISCC website for three years.

Upcoming Global Sustainability Conference

Date 2025 to be announced.


14th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

22 February 2024, Hybrid Event

On February 22, ISCC hosted its 14th Global Sustainability Conference in Brussels. The hybrid event brought together over a thousand participants and speakers from numerous markets and institutions to discuss sustainability challenges and solutions. From regulatory frameworks incentivising the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change to the role of ISCC certifications, we got it all covered! Furthermore, vivid panel discussions on distinct topics highlighted the representative’s commitment to sustainable change.


13th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

15 February 2023, Hybrid Event

On 15 February we held our 13th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference. While nearly 200 participants joined us in Brussels, we additionally counted more than 900 people following the conference virtually throughout the day. Altogether, participants from 86 countries took part. After two years of hosting our flagship event online, we were really looking forward to the hybrid version. We are very happy that we could see familiar faces again, meet new people, welcome our new ISCC Association members in person and simply experience the atmosphere of a get-together.


12th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

8 February 2022, Virtual Event

The 12th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference was a huge success with nearly 800 participants joining us online from all over the world – a new attendee record in our books!

Speakers from the industry, NGOs, national authorities and the European Commission discussed key sustainability topics such as the Green Deal and Fit for 55, Sustainable Fuels for Aviation and Maritime, Innovative Certification Approaches in the Circular Economy and Bioeconomy and the Pathway to Carbon Neutrality.

The ISCC Sustainability Conference is our global flagship event, bringing together members of the ISCC association, ISCC system users, certification bodies and the wider sustainability community to exchange knowledge on lessons learned, best practices, and innovations.


11th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

24 February 2021, Virtual Event

Valuable insights into the Green Deal and updates on the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) were given at the 11th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference. Representatives from the European Commission and expert speakers discussed the implementation in the Member States. Additionally, panel discussions with business insiders presented an outline on the latest developments in the circular economy and bioeconomy. Moreover, professionals from the industry gave an update about sustainable aviation fuels and innovative solutions.

The ISCC Global Sustainability Conference is a well-established platform for industry and trade representatives, NGO’s, associations, research bodies and authorities. The conference was a huge success with over 400 participants.


10th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

12 February 2020, Residence Palace, Brussels (Belgium)

The 10th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference offered valuable insights into the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) and the implementation in the Member States. Representatives from the European Commission and Member States presented policy updates that are highly valuable for professionals working in the renewable energy industry. Furthermore, the European Commission spoke about the EU Circular Economy Action Plan and forward-thinking companies unveiled their best strategies to implement holistic circular and bio-based approaches in the plastics industry. In addition, expert speakers will update you on the latest developments in the transport sector, mapping and traceability tools and food security as part of certification schemes.

The ISCC Global Sustainability Conference is a well-established platform for industry and trade representatives, NGO’s, associations, research bodies and authorities. The conference was a huge success with 250 participants.

Press and presentations from the 10th Conference

“The Renewable Energy Directive (REDII)”, Circular Economy Magazine RE³, Issue 01, 2020 275.6 KB Latest Developments of ISCC, Dr Norbert Schmitz, ISCC 3.8 MB Developing Regulatory Framework under the RED II – Next Steps, Bernd Kupeker, European Commission 931.2 KB Opportunities and Challenges under the RED II – Policy Update from the UK, Chris Clarke, Department for Transportation 1.8 MB Policy Update Finland – Implementation of the RED II, Harri Haavisto, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 1.5 MB New Sustainability Criteria for Solid Biomass, Dr Peter Hawighorst, Meo Carbon Solutions 5.0 MB Implementing the Circular Economy in the European Union, Emanuelle Maire, European Commission 1.0 MB Innovative Developments for Circular Supply Chains – A Producer’s Perspective, Inari Tuulikki Seppa, Eastman 2.5 MB A Holistic Strategy for Sustainable Solutions in Circular and Bio-based Industries, Roy Vissers, DSM 1.8 MB Update ISCC PLUS: Bio-based and Circular Feedstocks for Different Markets, Dr Jan Henke, Meo Carbon Solutions 2.6 MB Biomethanol as a Building Block for the Chemical and Biofuels Industry, Kevin Struve, OCI 699.2 KB How Food Security Can Be Integrated in Certification Schemes – The Food Security Standard, Rafaël Schneider, Welthungerhilfe 2.0 MB Is there a Role for Sustainable Biofuels in the Decarbonisation of Shipping?, Andrew Stephens, Sustainable Shipping Initiative 3.1 MB State of the Art Mapping and Traceability Tools, Andreas Feige, ISCC 946.7 KB

9th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

14 February 2019, Residence Palace, Brussels (Belgium)

The annual ISCC Global Sustainability Conference offered valuable insights into the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). Expert speakers from the European Commission, Member States, as well as business insiders discussed key elements, implementation steps and the impact on different markets. In addition, the conference included forward-thinking talks about the circular and bio-economy, as well as success stories from system users, the increasing importance of sustainable aviation fuels and innovative solutions.

The ISCC Global Sustainability Conference is a well-established platform for industry and trade representatives, NGO’s, associations, research bodies and authorities. The conference was a huge success, with a record interest of 330 registered attendees.


8th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

20 February 2018, Brussels, Belgium

High profile speakers discussed on the latest updates on a broad range of topics

  • The future of bioenergy discussed by the European Commission and Member States
  • RED II negotiations
  • Implementation of policies on advanced biofuels and waste/residues in Member States
  • Insights in biofuels policies and opportunities in other regions of the world
  • Success stories and innovative solutions

Watch the video of the event


7th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

15 February 2017 in Brussels

The 7th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference was a huge success and set with 220 registrations a new visitor record. The speakers from the industry, NGOs, national authorities and the European Commission approached the topics from different angels. Panel discussions and networking sessions completed the conference. The conference was open to all interested parties.

High profile speakers delivered interesting presentations on a broad range of topics

  • The future of biofuels discussed by the European Commission and Member States
  • Opportunities of advanced and no iLUC biofuels
  • The future of biofuels in aviation
  • The implementation of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard in California
  • The future of certification and the implementation of deforestation free supply chains

Watch the video of the event


6th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

17 February 2016 in Brussels

This annual ISCC conference was open to all interested parties and has been established as an important platform for industry, trade, NGOs, associations, research and authorities to present and discuss recent developments, challenges, opportunities and emerging trends in sustainability and sustainability certification.

The 2016 conference was divided into three sessions

  • Decarbonization of the transport sector in times of low oil prices
  • Challenges in implementing the RED/FQD amendment
  • Sustainability certification for the non-regulated markets

Senior staff from the European Commission and national authorities, industry and associations approached the topics from different angles.


5th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

4 February 2015 in Brussels


4th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

5 February 2014 in Brussels


3rd ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

6 February 2013 in Brussels


2nd ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

8 February 2012 in Brussels


1st ISCC Global Sustainability Conference

8 February 2011 in Brussels

ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification), the first international certification system to prove sustainability and greenhouse gas savings for all kinds of biomass, gave a positive summary after one year of operation.