Process · Recognitions

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ISCC is working to harmonise new or emerging sustainability requirements – modular add-ons allow perfect fit



ISCC complies with the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) of the European Commission. Since 2011, the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) build the legal framework for the implementation of renewable energy targets for the transport sector in the European Union.

The Japanese Government recognises ISCC certification to verify compliance with the sustainability requirements for biofuels. Japan’s fuel policy allows ethanol based on Brazilian sugarcane, as well as US corn as raw materials designated for the domestic biofuel production. Please find the ISCC guidance document for deliveries of biofuels to Japan here under “ISCC PLUS”.

ISCC is in compliance with the Liquid Fuel Supply Regulation of Queensland. The Liquid Fuel Supply Regulation 2016 sets sustainability criteria for biofuels sold under Queensland’s biofuels mandate.

ISCC is registered as a certification system administrator by the Polish Agricultural Market Agency (ARR). With this registration ISCC fulfills the formal and legal requirements for certification schemes to operate as a certification system in Poland. Please click here for further information


Industrial Applications

The ecolabel Blue Angel (“Der Blaue Engel”) of the federal government of Germany has accepted ISCC for bioplastic granulate for writing implements and stamps. The Blue Angel sets high standards for environmentally friendly product design and has proven itself over the past 40 years as a reliable guide for a more sustainable consumption.

ISCC is recognised by the German “Initiative for Sustainable Supply of Raw Materials for the Industrial Use of Biomass (INRO). The aim of the initiative is to reach an agreement with industrial companies on voluntary certification of renewable raw materials. Please find further information here: ISCC recognition (INRO).

ISCC is recognised by the Dutch Green Deal “green certificates” for sustainable biomass in chemical products and plastics. The Green Deal approach in the Netherlands is an accessible way for companies to work with the Central Government on green growth and social issues. Please click here for further information.

Textile Exchange is a global non-profit organisation promoting sustainable practices in the textile value chain. ISCC is recognised as a sustainable initiative under its “2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge” which encourages brands to commit to source 100% of their cotton from the most sustainable sources. Please click here for further information.



The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform is the primary global food & drink value chain initiative for sustainable agriculture. ISCC fulfils SAI Silver level. With the add-on SAI Gold, compliance with the SAI Gold level is fulfilled. Certified companies have excellent opportunities to deliver into the global food sector. An overview of the SAI members can be found here

ISCC PLUS is recognised to be compliant with Unilever’s Sustainable Agricultural Code. The code is a collection of Good Practices which aim to codify important aspects of sustainability in farming and to apply them to Unilever’s supply chain.

Coca Cola’s Sustainable Agriculture Guiding Principles acknowledge ISCC. Providing guidance to suppliers of agricultural ingredients, the principles present a framework for sustainable sourcing and good agricultural practices.

ISCC is compliant with Diageo’s sustainable agricultural sourcing requirements. Diageo’s agriculture guidelines aim to make agricultural supply chains economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

ISCC is in line with the Retailers Soy Group’s (RSG) requirements. Members of The Consumer Goods Forum should verify by 2020 at the latest that the soy they are sourcing is deforestation-free. This can be done through the use of certification schemes like ISCC that comply with the RSG requirements.

The Donau Soja Organisation aims to support sustainable, regional and non-GMO soy cultivation for European supply chains. ISCC has been accepted as compliant. Please click here for more information

ISCC has adapted the Add-on “Non-GMO” in order to comply with supply chain requirements of the German Non-GMO standard “Ohne Gentechnik”. Please click here for more information



ISCC products can be sold as “in line with FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines”. Commissioned by IUCN NL, a benchmark (as of June 2019) rated ISCC as best standard to protect forests, wetlands and biodiversity. Click here for more information

The Soy Network Switzerland supports the cultivation and marketing of responsibly produced soy for feed production. The aim of the network is for at least 90% of soy for the Swiss market to be responsibly produced. ISCC PLUS with add-on “Non-GMO” has been accepted as core standard



CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) recognises ISCC as a credible third party certification scheme to demonstrate responsible sourcing practices in areas that are exposed to high risk of deforestation. For further information click here