International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC)
International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is a certification system with headquarters in Cologne. It certifies agricultural raw materials that comply with the Sustainability Ordinances for Bioenergy in Germany, the EU and third countries.
Plastic bags made from maize, dowels made from castor plants, tyres made from dandelions: more and more products are made from renewable raw materials. This bio-economy offers many opportunities, even for poor farmers in developing countries. Welthungerhilfe would like to ensure that the bio-economy does not lead to the wrong sort of development.
For example, it is necessary to ensure that non-food use of biomass does not endanger people’s human right to food. This can be achieved through instruments for checking and certifications like those of the ISCC. After comprehensive checks, the system certifies products that comply with the Sustainability Ordinances for Bioenergy. The ISCC is backed by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry, through the Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR).