ISCC PLUS Certification

Environmental and sustainability compliance for bio-based and recycled raw materials within your supply chain

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ISCC PLUS is a sustainability certification program for bio-based and circular (recycled) raw materials for all markets and sectors not regulated as transportation fuels under the European Renewable Energy Directive (EU RED) or Fuel Quality Directive (FQD), which are covered under the ISSC EU certification scheme. 

With a focus on the traceability of raw materials within the supply chain, broad applications of the ISCC Plus standard include circular and bio-based materials such as plastics, food ingredients, animal feed, chemicals and bioenergy, as well as additional technical substances and other areas where the practical use of biomass exists. The ISCC PLUS certification scheme includes the sustainability and traceability criteria of all types of agricultural and forestry raw materials, such as crops and wood used in the production of biofuel. The ISCC PLUS scheme is becoming the globally recognized standard for the recovery of waste and residues that provide the feedstocks for circular plastics, chemical intermediates, and therefore a wide variety of consumer facing products like packaging, housewares, toys, etc.

SCS’ independent third-party ISCC PLUS certification ensures that your company complies with globally recognized ecological and social sustainability requirements, voluntary greenhouse gas emissions reductions and traceability throughout your supply chain.  An ISCC PLUS certification through SCS is provides entry into the Circular Economy.

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Why Choose SCS?

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. We have certified many of the largest North American companies in the value chain for ISCC PLUS, including many upstream suppliers and downstream producers globally.

SCS also offers certifications to the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification. This means we can provide a “one stop shopping” service for companies seeking both ISCC PLUS and RSB certifications. As such, we can help clients become certified to multiple standards cost effectively because our auditors are cross trained and local.

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Companies can benefit from ISCC PLUS certification in the following ways:

  • Verification and validation of your company’s commitment to limiting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impacts, including labor and land use impacts.
  • Expanded access to international markets that are increasingly recognizing ISSC PLUS as the standard of choice for industry sustainability certifications.
  • Brand visibility throughout the global supply chain as being a leader in sustainability and good environmental stewardship.

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