ISCC System Documents
On this page you find the ISCC System Documents and further ISCC Guidance Documents defining the general and technical requirements for each system
ISCC EU - Revised System Documents (RED II)
Note: The following documents constitute the system basics of the ISCC EU certification system applicable as of 01 July 2021. These versions of the documents have been submitted to the European Commission in the framework of the recognition process of ISCC EU under the RED II. The recognition of voluntary schemes in the framework of the RED II is pending. Please also note that the documents may be subject to change depending on further legislation and further requirements of the European Commission. At the beginning of each document, you find a comprehensive summary of changes compared to the previous version.
- ISCC EU 102 – Governance (v4.0, 01 July 2021)
- ISCC EU 103 – Requirements for Certification Bodies and Auditors (v4.0, 01 July 2021)
- ISCC EU 201 – System Basics (v4.0, 01 July 2021)
- ISCC EU 202-1 – Agricultural Biomass: ISCC Principle 1 (v4.0, 01 July 2021)
- ISCC EU 202-2 – Agricultural Biomass: ISCC Principles 2-6 (v.4.0, 01 January 2022)*
- ISCC EU 202-5 – Waste and Residues (v4.0, 01 July 2021)
- ISCC EU 203 – Traceability and Chain of Custody (v4.0, 01 July 2021)
- ISCC EU 204 – Risk Management (v4.0, 01 July 2021)
- ISCC EU 205 – Greenhouse Gas Emissions (v4.0, 01 July 2021)
* Until this date the ISCC EU System Document 202 “Sustainability Requirements” (v.3.1) has to be applied for the verification of the ISCC Principles 2-6 for agricultural biomass and residues from agriculture, fisheries and forestry.
ISCC EU (RED I)
Please find below the ISCC EU System Documents in their current valid version
- ISCC EU 102 – Governance (v3.0, 09 August 2016)
- ISCC EU 103 – Requirements for Certification Bodies and Auditors (v3.0, 09 August 2016)
- ISCC EU 201 – System Basics (v3.1, 01 July 2020)
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- ISCC EU 201-01 Waste and Residues (v3.0, 09 August 2016)
- ISCC EU 202 – Sustainability Requirements (v3.1, 01 July 2020)
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- ISCC EU 203 – Traceability and Chain of Custody (v3.1, 01 January 2019)
- ISCC EU 204 – Audit Requirements and Risk Management (v3.0, 09 August 2016)
- ISCC EU 205 – GHG Emissions* (v3.0, 09 August 2016)
- ISCC EU 206 – Group Certification (v3.1, 01 July 2020)
- ISCC 208 – Logos and Claims (v1.1 30 January 2019)
ISCC System Documents in Polish
Please find below the ISCC PLUS System Document and the documents on the voluntary add-ons.
Please note that the ISCC EU System Documents also serve as system documents for the ISCC PLUS scheme. The few differences and requirements that are specific to ISCC PLUS are described in the ISCC PLUS System Document, which is an additional compulsory source of information to the ISCC EU System Documents for a certification under ISCC PLUS.
Add-ons to be applied voluntarily under ISCC:
- Add-on 202-03: SAI Gold
- Add-on 205-01: GHG Emissions (Please see ISCC PLUS System Document)
- Add-on 205-02: Consumables
- Add-on 205-03: Non GMO Food Feed
- Add-on 205-04: Non GMO Technical Markets
- Add-on 205-06 – Electricity and Heat from Biogas Plants
ISCC Solid Biomass NL
System Document “ISCC Solid Biomass NL”
ISCC Solid Biomass NL is a certification system which can be used by system users to comply with the Dutch legal sustainability requirements for solid biomass for energy applications. The System Document “ISCC Solid Biomass NL” serves as a mandatory source of information for a certification according to ISCC Solid Biomass NL.
Please find below the ISCC DE System Documents
- ISCC DE 102 – National and Regional Initiatives
- ISCC DE 103 – Quality Management
- ISCC DE 201 – System Basics
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- ISCC DE 201 – Additional System Basics for Biogas Plants
- ISCC DE 201/36th BImSchV – System Basics
- ISCC DE 202 – Sustainability Requirements
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- ISCC DE 203 – Requirements for Traceability
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- ISCC DE 204 – Mass Balance Calculation Methodology
- ISCC DE 205 – GHG Emission Calculation and Audit
- ISCC DE 206 – Regulations for Issuing Proofs of Sustainability
- ISCC DE 207 – Risk Management
- ISCC DE 251 – Requirements on Certification Bodies
- ISCC DE 252 – Regulations to carry out Audits
- ISCC DE 253 – Complaints, Appeals and Arbitration
- ISCC DE 254 – Cooperation with other Certification Systems
ISCC for Non GMO food and feed
Please find below the ISCC for Non-GMO food and feed System Documents.
ISCC Guidance Documents
The following documents shall provide further guidance for the certification of particular materials or processes. The guidance documents supplement the ISCC System Documents. ISCC may adjust these guidance documents, especially to incorporate adjusted regulative requirements.
Content: Provision of guidelines for the certification of biogas and biomethane supply chains.
Content: Guidance for the certification of wood-based bioenergy and their supply chains (e.g. supply chains using round wood, bark, wood dust, wood chips, forest residues, black and brown liquor, crude tall oil).
ISCC Guidance Document 201-5: Independent Smallholders
ISCC Guidance Document 201-6: Certification Process for wild collection of Shea
Content: Guidance on the certification of Shea nuts
Content: Guidance on relevant requirements that must be fulfilled for the simultaneous co-processing of sustainable bio and fossil feedstocks to be in compliance with ISCC.
Content: Guidance on special provisions for short rotation coppice (SRC)