Circular Economy & Bioeconomy

Public awareness of the need to stop using fossil oil and gas to produce chemicals and plastics we rely on rises – recognising that these useful substances need to become fully decoupled from the consumption of finite resources. More and more companies are now replacing fossil feedstock with recycled and renewable raw materials for their production and in doing so stopping waste going to landfill and instead converting it into a valuable product. ISCC is committed to support the shift towards the circular economy and bioeconomy. Companies can manifest their contributions via the use of the credible ISCC PLUS system. Recycled or bio-based products that are certified to the ISCC PLUS standard provide companies, brand owners and consumers with the assurance that high sustainability requirements are met.


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Products Covered Under ISCC PLUS Certification in the Plastics, Packaging and Chemicals Market

  • Covers
  • Packaging films
  • Packaging
  • Flooring
  • Diapers
  • Medical equipment
  • Boxes
  • Cups
  • Transport film
  • Office material
  • Colours
  • Construction material
  • Toys
  • Lighter
  • Textiles

Applicable ISCC Certification Scheme


ISCC’s Recognitions

ISCC demonstrates compliance with recognitions for industrial applications and other markets.


ISCC Events on the Circular Economy and Bioeconomy

ISCC Technical Stakeholder Meeting

The ISCC Technical Stakeholder Committee ‘Circular Economy and Bioeconomy’ provides a platform for stakeholders to engage in a constructive dialogue on the sustainability certification of recycled and bio-based materials.

10 October 2024

ISCC PLUS Training

The training is hold multiple times during the year and covers the certification of diverse supply chains, chain of custody options, mass balance and attribution options in the chemical and downstream industry, logos and claims, and verification and audit processes.

13 – 14 March 2024


Further Information

ISCC PLUS Certification Guideline


Find relevant information condensed in this guideline, from sustainability principles, feedstocks, chain of custody options, logos and claims and the certification process to frequently asked questions.

*This guideline may be used by stakeholders for information purposes about the ISCC system. ISCC must be credited as the source, any modification is prohibited. Distribution is only allowed via this website link. ISCC cannot take responsibility for subjective interpretations of the content. In case of doubt, please contact ISCC.

ISCC PLUS System Document (v3.3, valid from 31 August 2021 until 05 March 2024)

ISCC PLUS System Document (v3.4.1, valid from 01 September 2023, mandatory from 06 March 2024)

This document presents the ISCC PLUS certification system, including governance, system basics and the certification scopes. In case of any inconsistency between the English version and the Japanese translation, the English language version shall prevail and be deemed binding on parties involved.


Certification Examples

ISCC PLUS certified companies are leading the way in using renewable and recycled raw materials. All of them contribute in different ways, as waste collectors, processors, converters and brand owners. This concerted effort in all segments shows it is feasible to use circular and renewable materials for products essential to modern life.