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. ISCC EU Self-Declarations Available in Further Languages
The ISCC self-declaration template on food waste and the ISCC self-declaration template on used cooking oil are now also available in Vietnamese. The ISCC self-declaration template on waste and residues for biofuel production on the sustainability of biomass in line with Directive (EU) 2018/2001 (RED II) is now also available in Persian. The ISCC self-declaration template for POME is now also available in French, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Spanish. The templates are available in the client section of the ISCC website (login required).
2. ISCC Update Regarding the Timeline of the Union Database
We are pleased to share an important update regarding the Union Database (UDB) launch timeline. In the webinar “Registration of all types of transactions & PoS” held by the European Commission (EC) on 8 March 2023, the EC stated that there are no legal deadlines for the launch of the UDB and that 2023 is a transition year to monitor the processes within the UDB and determine how the system will work. In an updated chart titled “Onboarding & Transition (updated)”, the EC also stated that the dates listed “are not deadlines but the availability of the application at various stages considering the complexity of the exercise with aim to be fully operational by Q4 23”. The updated table can be found on the ISCC website. Please note, that the EC also stated that even though there are no legal deadlines to complete the different tasks, all Economic Operators (EOs) are advised to start immediately.