Public Consultation

Newly developed system documents or fundamental changes will be published for public consultation.

The ISCC System has been developed in a multi-stakeholder process, including international associations, corporations, research institutions and NGOs from around the world to meet high demands regarding social and ecological sustainability as well as to ensure high practicality and cost effectiveness. Hence, the ISCC Association (ISCC e.V.) was established as a legally registered body responsible for governing ISCC, for guiding the fundamental (i.e. strategic) decisions taken by ISCC, and for unifying and representing ISCC’s stakeholders. In addition, the EU system is subject to a revision by the European Commission every five years in which the system as a whole is reviewed and the standards are adapted according to the latest scientific findings, feedback from stakeholders and to incorporate practical experiences and best practices. Please find more information on the ISCC Governance in the ISCC EU 102 System Document at the bottom of the page.

As ISCC is continuously working to improve the ISCC System, feedback from companies using ISCC, certification bodies and other interested third parties is an important source for the ongoing development and therefore highly welcome.

Documents in Public Consultation

ISCC Credit Transfer System (v1.0) – Consultation open until 07 January 2024

The ISCC Credit Transfer System is set up to extend the traceability of SAF transactions and sustainability claims downstream of SAF delivery to the airport. It allows the transfer of sustainability claims between SAF suppliers, aeroplane operators, logistics providers and end-customers, thereby helping to bring credibility to and scale-up the voluntary SAF market. 

By making use of ‘credits’ as basic units of traceability within the system, participating organisations can transfer SAF claims via a standardised electronic registry operated by ISCC to partner organisations in their downstream value chain, allowing them to claim the SAF’s sustainability benefits (e.g., the GHG emissions reduction) in exchange.

The System Document explains the background and motivation for setting up the ISCC Credit Transfer System, lays out its Guiding Principles and details the general functioning of the system, including the handling of credits within the Registry (i.e., registration, transfer and retirement of credits). It furthermore includes requirements for auditing and verification as part of the ISCC Credit Transfer System.

We invite your feedback on the System Document and the provisions it contains. Your input will be carefully considered to further refine and help develop the ISCC Credit Transfer System.

Thank you in advance for your feedback!

Public Consultation – Procedure

ISCC publishes fundamentally changed or new documents for public consultation. Please note that all published documents are draft documents. In addition, finalised versions of the documents might be subject to further adjustments.

ISCC invites all interested parties to send their feedback regarding the documents. ISCC will announce documents that are in the public consultation via ISCC’s communication channels in order to ensure adequate balance of various stakeholder groups.

The first round of public consultation will last 60 calendar days from the date of publishing. Please use the contact form below to submit your feedback. All fields marked with an asterix (*) are mandatory.

Where substantive, unresolved issues persist after the first consultation round, or where insufficient feedback was received (for example, inadequate representation of stakeholder groups relevant for the topic), ISCC will carry out additional rounds of consultation that last 30 calendar days. In case of necessity of another round, ISCC will make the synopsis of the previous round publicly available to comment on it.

ISCC will publish the feedback during the public consultation phase in the table below for reasons of transparency.

After the final round of public consultation, ISCC will analyse and consider the feedback received before publishing the final version of the document. All feedback is handled impartially. In case of adjustments or changes to the relevant content of ISCC EU in the version recognised by the European Commission, ISCC will notify the European Commission. Only after approval by the European Commission such adjustments or changes can be implemented. If fundamental changes of the existing system are requested (especially in the ISCC PLUS system) ISCC will notify the Board of the ISCC Association. Only after approval by the ISCC Board such adjustments or changes can be implemented.

ISCC will announce the date from which on the document will be valid and allow an appropriate transitional period for all stakeholders to adapt to the adjustments or changes.

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Please find feedback from ISCC stakeholders regarding documents published for public consultation below. ISCC reads all comments thoroughly and considers the feedback for the further development of ISCC documents.

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Further Information

ISCC EU 102 Governance

This document lays down the general principles according to which the ISCC is governed globally. It specifies the goal and internal structure of ISCC, as well as the relationship between ISCC and its stakeholders.

Documents recently in Public Consultation

ISCC EU 202-4 –Forest Biomass: ISCC Principles 2-6 (v1, valid from 01 March 2023)

This document was subject to public consultation until 17 September 2023. The public consultation is now closed.

With the published ISCC System Document 202-4, it is now possible to certify forest biomass, including forest residues, under ISCC PLUS. Our aim is to develop a well-rounded and balanced framework that promotes sustainable forest management. The ISCC Principles 2-6 described in the ISCC EU 202-4 – Forest Biomass provide the requirements for managing forest biomass operations, ensuring that ecological integrity is preserved and social impacts are mitigated.

As part of our commitment to inclusive decision-making, we earnestly seek your feedback. Your input will be carefully considered and used to enhance the document’s efficacy and to support the development of a well-rounded approach to sustainable forest management under the ISCC System.

ISCC Carbon Footprint Certification (DRAFT version 0.1)

This document was subject to public consultation until 04 July 2023. The public consultation is now closed.

With the ISCC Carbon Footprint Certification module ISCC aims to certify production processes incorporating decarbonization measures to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions during the production. This will lead to products with certified reduced product carbon footprints. To improve comparability and reproducibility of the GHG calculation results, specific requirements will be defined for individual setups with defined scope and system boundaries. The module will be able to be used as a stand-alone module and as a supplement to ISCC PLUS.

The framework document in public consultation gives an introduction to the ISCC Carbon Footprint Certification module and introduces in a first step a certification approach for product carbon footprints of products, whose production process includes Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The ISCC Carbon Footprint Certification module will be further developed by ISCC and its stakeholders to include additional certification approaches to determine GHG emission reductions for additional specific production setups. We highly appreciate your feedback!