Logos and Claims
1.Does a company need to be ISCC certified to sell ISCC certified products with an on-product logo?
To sell ISCC certified material with an on-product logo, an ISCC certification or license is mandatory. Please find more information regarding the ISCC licensing scheme here.
2.Do you have an on-product logo for materials that are linked to both, PCR and bio-attributed ISCC compliant material?
Yes, this possible. Please refer to the document ISCC 208 – ‘Logos and Claims’.
是的，有。请参阅文件ISCC 208 ——“标识和声明”。
3.Is it mandatory to use the ISCC logo or to have an ISCC claim on-pack?
It is not mandatory, but much appreciated. Please contact ISCC in advance before using an ISCC logo or ISCC claim. To obtain approval by ISCC and to receive the logo file(s), please fill in this form on the ISCC website.
4.Does a brand owner need to be certified?
For brand owners who do not alter the certified material, ISCC has developed and implemented an ISCC licensing scheme, which does not require an annual audit. It allows for credible and ISCC specific claims and application of the ISCC logo (on- and off-product). Please find all information and requirements regarding the ISCC licensing scheme here.
ISCC PLUS specific questions
1.Where can I get more information about the ISCC PLUS certification system?
Industrial Applications – ISCC PLUS certification for your particular sector
ISCC PLUS certification guidance
ISCC PLUS System Document and Audit procedures (scope-specific chapters)
ISCC PLUS Training (for both auditors as well as interested system users)
Technical Stakeholder Meeting “Circular Economy and Bioeconomy”
2.A mass balance period is three months. Does this mean that system users have to sell all certified material within this timeframe?
No, the certified material does not need to be sold within three months. Positive credits can be transferred from one mass balance period to the next as long as the certificate is valid. However, it is not allowed to sell more sustainable material than received in stock (go negative) at the end of each mass balance period.
3.Is it allowed to state percentages on sustainability declarations?
The indication of mt or m3 of the certified material must be indicated on the sustainability declaration. If necessary, it is possible to indicate the quantity and percentage in addition to the metric tons, however it must be very clear how much of the material is ISCC certified.
4.Is it possible to combine several raw material categories on one sustainability declaration?
If a certified material/product comprises more than one raw material category, this can be stated on one sustainability declaration. In that case the amounts must be kept separately per raw material category.
5.How can returns due to e.g. damaged or insufficient quality be handled?
Option 1: the acceptance of the (defective) goods is refused, i.e. they are returned to the supplier. In this case, companies have to provide clear evidence and documentation on the refusal process so that the auditor can transparently verify physical and bookkeeping flows of incoming and outgoing materials.
Option 2: The goods are returned, but the customer issues an SD for them. In this case, the supplier must have booked out the corresponding quantity in the mass balance. The returned goods can then be booked in into the mass balance again (with the new SD).
6.Does ISCC provide a mass balance template?
As of today, ISCC does not provides such a template. Companies are also free to integrate their mass balance calculations in existing internal software/ ERP systems. In addition, the ISCC PLUS training covers this topic extensively and provides a mass balance calculation as a training element in the group work tasks.
到目前为止，ISCC还没有提供这样的模板。企业也可以自由地将它们的物料平衡计算集成到现有的内部软件/ ERP系统中。此外，ISCC PLUS培训广泛地涵盖了这一主题，并提供了物料平衡计算作为小组工作任务的培训内容。
7.Does the supplier need to provide an LCA analysis and do ISCC PLUS certified companies have to calculate GHG emissions?
ISCC provides a detailed guidance on GHG emission calculation and verification. While for the road transport mandatory, certified operators for industrial applications can include carbon footprint calculations via the voluntary GHG add-on. Please find more information in the ISCC System Document 205 – GHG Emissions and in the ISCC PLUS System Document.
ISCC提供了关于温室气体排放计算和核查的详细指南。而对于强制道路运输，工业应用的认证运营商可以通过自愿的温室气体附加物进行碳足迹计算。请在ISCC系统文件205 ——温室气体排放和ISCC PLUS系统文件中找到更多信息。