07 October 2020

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We herewith inform you about updates and clarifications in the ISCC System. Please share this information with all relevant members of staff.

 

1. Updates on ISCC Documents

 

ISCC EU Material List

Table 1 “Raw Materials”

The following raw materials were added/amended:

  • Draff (Info: Spent grain remaining from the brewing/whisky distillation process)
  • Food waste (Added: “Evaporated fraction condensate (residues from yeast) shall be declared as food waste under the RTFO (UK).”)
  • Pot ale (Info: Liquid remaining after the distillation of grain in the manufacture of whisky)

 

ISCC  PLUS Material List

Table 1 “Raw material”

The following raw materials were added:

  • Biobased plastic waste
  • Plantain

Table 2 “Intermediate and final products”

The following products were added/amended:

  • Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
  • Acrylic acid
  • Amended: Plastic (bio material) composite (The type of bio material shall be specified, e.g. plastic cellulose fibre composite).
  • C2 (Ethane)
  • C3 (Propane)
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Esters
  • Ester alcohols
  • Glucose syrup
  • Ketones
  • Nitriles
  • Oxo alcohols
  • Oxo aldehydes
  • Polyoxymethylene (POM)
  • Superabsorbent polymer (SAP)

Additionally, the prefixes which indicate the raw material category at the beginning of the supply chain and which under PLUS must be added to products in the field of industrial applications have been reworked. The application of the new prefixes is explained on the first page of the ISCC PLUS material list. The addition “(based on a mass balance approach)” was abolished.

Please note that both ISCC lists of materials can be amended. In case a material should be certified which is not listed yet, please note that ISCC must be contacted prior to the issuance of the certificate via info@iscc-system.org.

The current version of the ISCC EU lists of materials (as of 07 October 2020) and the ISCC PLUS lists of materials (as of 07 October 2020) are available here in the client section of the ISCC website (login required).

 

Updated ISCC Templates for Sustainability Declarations (SDs) and Proofs of Sustainability (PoS)

Please not that all ISCC Templates for Sustainability Declarations (SDs) and Proofs of Sustainability (PoS) received a minor update. The box where the place of dispatch (full address required) must be stated was enlarged. Additionally, a checkbox was added for cases where the place of dispatch matches the supplier’s address. Furthermore, the checkboxes to indicate the raw material category were updated in the Sustainability Declaration according to ISCC PLUS (V2.8) in order to match the updated terminology as laid out in the ISCC PLUS material list (see point 1). The updated versions can be found here in the client section of the ISCC website (login required).

 

2. Surveillance Audits for System Users Belonging to High-Risk Supply Chains

We herewith remind all CBs and System Users of the requirement for mandatory surveillance audits that must be conducted three and/or six months after the first (initial) certification of a System User belonging to a high-risk supply chain. The exact requirements for these surveillance audits, i.e. how a high-risk supply chain is defined and in which cases a surveillance audit after three months must be conducted in addition to the surveillance audit after six months, have been laid out in the ISCC System Update as of 01 October 2019. Further clarification was also provided in the ISCC System Update as of 24 April 2020.

 

3. Corrigendum to Directive (EU) 2018/2001

The European Commission has published a Corrigendum to Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II). Besides the correction of typos, some default values have been slightly adjusted. The Corrigendum can be found under this link.

 

4. Updates for Nabisy Users

We herewith inform you that the Nabisy FAQ was updated by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE). In addition, the “Application Invalidation Proof of Sustainability Producer“ has been corrected in the German version. Lastly, please note that an updated list of types of biomass that includes all Nabisy Codes was published. The FAQ, the corrected application form and the updated list of types of biomass are available for download here in the client section of the ISCC website (login required).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact ISCC.

Your ISCC team