Approach to ISCC

ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) is a system for sustainable materials (within the EU: agricultural and forestry feedstock, waste, residues, biogas, algae; outside the EU: in addition to these sources, non-living renewable resources, recycled carbon materials, and fuels), which certifies that both procedures and quantities (using “mass balance” approach per lot) are properly managed and traceable throughout the entire process of collection, production, conversion to intermediates, and manufacture of the final product (such a management system is called as “a chain of custody”).

ISCC system was originally established under the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED), though, it is compatible with other standards effective in many commercial regions, such as the European Environment Agency Fuel Quality Directive (FQD), the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE = die Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), etc. Also, ISCC must or may add in the management of the greenhouse gas emissions (mandatory within the EU, while voluntary outside the EU but might be referred in a direct deal with the EU). ISCC, thus, is one of the most integrated and extensible certification systems for the sustainable chemicals (raw materials, intermediates and final products), providing a solution to the circular economy and the economy based on natural product utilization.

Such sustainable chemicals must contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and lead to the development of a circular economy. And therefore, we have registered with ISCC PLUS (a certification outside the EU, No. ISCC-Reg-12274) in February, 2022, and scheduled to be certified around May, 2022. After the ISCC PLUS certification, OXC will introduce the detailed information, e.g. lot number, mass balance or percentage of bio-component(s) registered in our ISCC certificate, to valued customers certified by ISCC. While, we may also support potential customers not yet having ISCC certificates, by providing the information required for the registration.

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