About the ISCC

ISCC – International Sustainability and Carbon Certification – is a certification system for sustainability, traceability and gas emission savings. ISCC’s stated goal is to facilitate and improve the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability in biomass value chains. A multi-feedstock system that can be used for all varieties of biomass, waste, residues and renewable feedstock of non-biological origin, ISCC offers certification for actors throughout the supply chain. For more information, consult the table below.
Market Food, Feed, Bio-based products, Energy, Biofuels outside EU Biofuels in EU Food, Feed, completely independent from the general ISCC certification on environmental, social and economic sustainability on farm level
Recognition Voluntary certification for non-regulated markets. Recognized by SAI, Unilever, CocaCola and Fefac Recognized by the European Commission (EC) to demonstrate compliance with RED and FQD Compliance with thresholds according to EC regulation on genetically modified food and feed and alignment with EC Genetic Engineering Implementation Act.
Acceptance of other schemes Only ISCC (ISCC certification of the whole upstream supply chain required). Acceptance of further schemes possible upon positive benchmarking Acceptance of all national and VS that are recognized by the EC VLOG
Materials covered All types of agricultural and forestry raw materials, waste and residues, biogas and algae, renewable feedstocks of non-biological origin (e.g. renewable energy from wind or water), bacteria and carbon capture and utilisation for transport purposes All types of agricultural and forestry raw materials, waste and residues, biogas and algae All types of agricultural materials
Voluntary add-ons Environmental management & biodiversity, classified chemicals, non-GMO, GHG emission, consumables, SAI Gold Not applicable Can easily be combined with sustainability certification requirements such as ISCC PLUS