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ISCC for food

ISCC provides practical solutions for fully traceable and deforestation free supply chains, covering all feedstocks and markets

ISCC is a globally leading certification system covering the entire supply chain and all kinds of agricultural raw materials. With ISCC, companies can demonstrate their commitment towards environmentally and socially responsible production and sourcing of sustainable and deforestation free raw materials. ISCC applies strict rules, compensation for new plantings is not allowed. For companies interested in Non GMO, ISCC offers the possibility to extend the certification to Non GMO for the whole supply chain.

Site specific audits and certificates ensure full traceability along the supply chain. Each player can source sustainable products from any ISCC certificate holder.

ISCC certified companies have excellent opportunities to deliver into the global food sector

ISCC fulfils the requirements of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI), the primary global food & drink value chain initiative for sustainable agriculture. Initiated in 2002 by Nestlé, Unilever and Danone, it today has more than 80 members, such as:

Apart from SAI, ISCC is in line with

  • The Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Code
  • The Coca Cola’s Sustainable Agriculture Guiding Principles
  • The sustainable sourcing principles of Heineken
  • The requirements of “Ohne Gentechnik” for Non GMO raw material
  • The Retailers’ Soy Group’s (RSG) requirements for responsible soy of the Consumer Goods Forum
  • The McDonald’s Agricultural Assurance Programme (MAAP)

Sustainability certification in the food market has taken off

The sourcing of sustainable and deforestation free bio-based products is already reality and more and more companies are committed to sourcing sustainable and deforestation free raw material. Companies increasingly display their ISCC certification on final products to highlight ISCC certification to customers.

ISCC provides possibilities to extend the certificate to specific market requirements

Additionally to the core requirements, interested parties can choose from a set of voluntary add-ons, such as:

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