Certification according to ISCC PLUS is based on specific criteria related to the circular economy and bioeconomy. The key parameters and advantages of certification include:
Supply Chain Certification (Traceability)
Application of Mass Balance/Natural Segregation Rules
Distribution of Sustainability A-materials, distributing sustainable raw materials to certified final products, following specific mass balance rules.
Identification of Raw Materials & Use of Voluntary Add-ons: Identifying raw materials and using voluntary add-ons such as the 205-01 “GHG Emissions.”
Ability to Make Specific Claims by Third Parties based on defined rules.
Contribution to Combat Deforestation
Contribution to the Protection of Biodiversity and Carbon-Rich Soils
The principles of the circular economy and sustainability must be applied at all stages of a chain to achieve a fully circular economy, from design and production to the consumer. Critical sectors for achieving a circular economy include
Products certified under ISCC PLUS may contain a percentage of ISCC PLUS-certified raw materials, including:
Agricultural origin (Bio)
Animal origin (Bio circular)
Organic waste origin (e.g., used cooking oil, animal fats, fish oil) (Bio circular)
Car tires (circular)
Recycled plastics (circular)
QMSCERT, is recognized by the German organization ISCC System GmbH for conducting inspections based on the voluntary ISCC EU and ISCC PLUS schemes, with the identification code GR228.