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ISCC EU Certification

International Sustainability & Carbon Certification

Matt Rudolf   |  
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Demonstrate your compliance with European and German requirements for sustainable biomass and bioenergy production under the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification System (ISCC). Certification provides proof of compliance with environmental, social and traceability criteria, and qualifies biomass or biofuel companies for legal recognition under the targets set by the European Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC (EU RED).


SCS Global Services is the first certification body in the Americas recognized by the ISCC system to conduct biofuel certifications as well as “ISCC Plus” certification for food, animal feed and derivative chemicals produced from any feedstock.

  • Service Offerings
  • Process
  • RED and EU Legislation
  • Program Documents
Eligible Depots, Traders, and Retailers

Any type of biomass-based fuel is eligible for ISCC certification. ISCC recognizes all EU RED-approved biomass certifications, which provides increased flexibility for biofuel blenders and traders. High risk materials such as wastes certified by other schemes may be accepted by ISCC following an equivalency benchmark conducted by ISCC.

ISCC Criteria

ISCC documents the production of bioenergy with a mass balance system along the complete supply chain – starting at the farm or plantation, towards the mineral oil companies, power plant-operators and other users.

To earn certification, a biofuel must:

  • Have a reduced carbon footprint
  • Meet minimum social, environmental and traceability criteria
  • Avoid harvesting from highly biodiverse or carbon-rich areas
  • Adhere to international fair labor practices
Complementary Services

SCS Global Services offers complementary sustainable agriculture and biofuel certification services, including Bonsucro certification and RSB certification for sustainable sugarcane, third-party certification for Fair Trade USA, and GLOBALG.A.P.

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