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ISCC EU & ISCC+ Certification

International Sustainability & Carbon Certification

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Demonstrate your compliance with the European Renewable Energy Directive requirements for sustainable biomass and bioenergy production with the ISCC EU system, and chemical recycling and Circular Economy with the ISCC+ system. ISCC EU 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 European regulations for transportation fuels, whereas ISCC+ is developed for non-energy applications.


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Having worked with the ISCC since its inception, SCS Global Services is one of the leading ISCC certifiers globally. As a firm specializing in sustainability, our technical team has a chemical processing background with decades of collective experience across all types of feedstocks and supply chains. On our team, we have Lifecycle Analysis practitioners and former plant managers.

The ISCC program is run out of main offices in Emeryville, California with locally placed auditors stationed around the world. In addition to fuels and transportation, SCS is focused on the growing need for ISCC+ certification in the context of chemical recycling and the Circular Economy. In particular, our primary geographic regions of operation are Latin America, North America, Europe, China, and Southeast Asia.

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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

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