ISCC Regional Stakeholder Committee – Southeast Asia

Upcoming Regional Stakeholder Meeting

Date to be announced

Co-Chairs of the Committee

  • Dr Haskarlianus Pasang (Sinarmas)
  • Michael Chong (Neste)

About the Regional Stakeholder Committee

In the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic regions, the Southeast Asian Stakeholder Committee promotes sustainability and circular economy principles. ISCC invites stakeholders from Southeast Asia to engage in constructive dialogues, share knowledge, and drive positive change in the certification of feedstocks produced in the region. Together, we can create a more sustainable future for Southeast Asia.


13th Regional Stakeholder Meeting Southeast Asia

25 October 2023, Hybrid Meeting (Online + Jakarta)

The 13th ISCC Regional Stakeholder Meeting – Southeast Asia was held as a hybrid event in Jakarta, with 133 participants onsite and more than 200 participants online. The meeting featured a general overview of the ongoing efforts to strengthen sustainability certification and provided an update on the progress of the Union Database. The recent adoption of the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) by the European Parliament introduces mandatory due diligence requirements. During the meeting, participants gained a comprehensive understanding of the implications and challenges this regulation poses for Southeast Asia as well as how the ISCC certification scheme offers support. The event concluded with an engaging panel discussion on how the EUDR can positively impact the Southeast Asia region. Please find the presentations below.


11th Regional Stakeholder Meeting – Southeast Asia

26 October 2021, Virtual Meeting


10th Regional Stakeholder Meeting – Southeast Asia

21 October 2020, Virtual Event

Presentations from the 10th Meeting

Agus Purnomo, Golden Agri-Resources, Indonesia – Future market perspectives for ISCC-certified system users in SEA – An ISCC system user’s outlook 769.7 KB Andreas Feige, ISCC System, Germany – Implications of the RED II regulation for palm producers with specific focus on low iLUC risks certification requirements 5.4 MB Dr Peter Hawighorst, Meo Carbon Solutions, Germany – Business opportunities for ISCC system users 10.7 MB Dr Sive Sivandran, PT Indo Energy Solutions, Indonesia – POME Working Group- How to improve integrity of palm-related waste and residues certification 652.9 KB Fenneke Brascamp Daemeter (consortium member of CORE), Indonesia – How a landscape approach can support system users- a case from Siak and Pelalawan 2.9 MB Ivan Novrizaldie, Asian Agri, Indonesia – Experience of growers regarding the challenges and learnings from the COVID-19 crisis 167.3 KB Juliane Pohl, ISCC System, Germany – Update on the ISCC certification system and latest developments in Southeast Asia and the EU 28.9 MB Michael Chong, Neste Singapore Ltd, Singapore – Experience of processing units regarding the challenges and learnings from the COVID-19 crisis 1.5 MB Michael Köster, ASG Cert GmbH, Germany – Experience of certification bodies regarding the challenges and learnings from the COVID-19 crisis 68.9 KB Mohammad Abdel-Razek, GRAS, Germany – Improving the ISCC certification process with GRAS- Latest developments and outlook 1.5 MB Sascha Wüstenhöfer, ISCC System, Germany – POME Working Group- ISCC clarification and next steps 9.4 MB Sulaiman Syarif, Charge de Affaires of the Indonesian Embassy in Belgium – Future market perspectives for ISCC-certified system users in SEA from an Indonesian perspective 832.6 KB

9th Regional Stakeholder Meeting – Southeast Asia

24 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia


8th Regional Stakeholder Meeting – Southeast Asia

24 October 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


7th Regional Stakeholder Meeting – Southeast Asia

25 October 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia


6th Regional Stakeholder Meeting – Southeast Asia

06 December 2016, Penang Island, Malaysia


5th Regional Stakeholder Meeting – Southeast Asia

05 April 2016, Bali, Indonesia


Meeting of the working group “Land use change”

04 December 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia


4th Regional Stakeholder Meeting – Southeast Asia

12 August 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia


Communication of the working group “Methane reduction and avoidance”

Communication

A new working group for Methane Reduction and Avoidance (WGMR) was formed at the last meeting of the ISCC Technical Committee SEA in Bangkok on 24 March 2015. This WGMR is formed with the goal to:

  1. Explore various methodologies which are implemented in palm oil mills to reduce methane emissions from open ponds
  2. To collect existing studies on; and (where not available) explore conducting studies on the calculation of methane reduction to comply with methodology accepted by EU RED by cooperation with various stakeholders (including Academia, Governments, Civil Societies, Research Agencies)

Currently the only established methodology which has been extensively studied for its methane reduction effect and mentioned directly in the EU RED is methane capture. In the past technical committee meetings, the members have sent a very clear message: that there is an urgency to explore and study other methods which reduce methane in the mill. The urgency is due to the fact that the threshold for minimum GHG reduction and implementation of the Fuel Quality Directive is just around the corner (1 and 2 years from now) while not all mills have the capacity to install methane capture facility. Looking at the time needed to study, install and certified any new technology, this WGMR should start working and produce results.

We ask for any interested members (and members-to-be) to join this working group; where they can before the next meeting:

  1. Submit to us a methodology which has proven to reduce methane
    1. Proof of methane reduction should be based on a study (internal/ external which shows
      concrete GHG reduction
    2. Where possible, if there are any scientific article please submit as well
  2. Introduce experts who are familiar with the methane reduction potential of the methodology
    1. This can be government or academia. Funding of such experts will be discussed at the next meeting
    2. Where are interested funders of such project, please also submit
  3. Propose site(s) of which the WGMR members can visit/ use as a pilot project
    1. For verification purposes and to understand more on the implementation

3rd Regional Stakeholder Meeting – Southeast Asia

24 March 2015, Bangkok, Thailand


2nd Regional Stakeholder Meeting – Southeast Asia

23 April 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia


1st Regional Stakeholder Meeting – Southeast Asia

09 April 2013, Bangkok, Thailand