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My Grower Account

Selling grain to CBH

  • How do I sell my grain?

    You can sell your grain through a CBH Business Relationships Manager (BRM), our Grower Service Centre (GSC) or online through LoadNet.

  • How do I donate grain to a charity or sporting group?

    Developed by CBH in conjunction with Main Roads Western Australia, the Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS) seeks to reduce the instances of overloaded grain trucks arriving at CBH receival sites. During harvest growers can forfeit grain from overloaded trucks, which is then sold and the resulting funds provided to WA charities. Nominations of up three charities per year can be made by CBH grower members and CBH employees. To find out more, visit community donations.

  • What does ‘Free on Board’ (FOB) mean?

    Free on Board is the value of grain loaded onto a ship. All of the costs incurred up to and including the loading of the grain onto the ship needs to be deducted from the FOB price.

  • What does ‘Free in Store’ (FIS) mean?

    Free in Store is the value of grain at Port or Site. All of the costs incurred up until the grain arrives at Port or Site need to be deducted.

  • What is the Federal Research Levy?

    This is a compulsory levy that is deducted from grain payments on behalf of the Federal Government to fund research into the grains industry. It applies to all grains and is charged at 1.02% of the net farm gate value of the respective grain. The levy is GST free.

  • What are End Point Royalities?

    End Point Royalities (EPR) are charged to growers by plant breeders on particular varieties of grain. CBH deducts the fee on behalf of plant breeding companies where there is an agreement to do so. GST is applicable to ERPs.

  • What is the BAMA Contribution Levy?

    An amount of $0.25 per tonne is deducted from grain payments on behalf of the WA State Government Department of Agriculture & Food under the Biosecurity & Agriculture Management Act of 2007. This levy is GST free.

  • What is an underwriting fee?

    An underwriting fee is an optional fee for CBH pools and is only available for Advance and Loan payment methods. CBH will underwrite a percentage of the Nominated Estimated Pool Return (NEPR). Growers are then covered in the event that the final pool equity falls below the underwritten percentage of the NEPR.

  • What are finance costs?

    The interest and financing costs associated with CBH Marketing & Trading’s funding facility used to pay growers before payment for sales made in the pool have been received. A finance charge is applied to all pool payment options except Distributions.

  • What are storage and handling costs?

    Storage and handling costs include charges to marketers by the bulk handler associated with the out-loading of grain, includes FOB costs, outturn charges, storage and blending charges. It also covers the non-bulk handler charges incurred by CBH Marketing & Trading in relation to the shipment of grain, including wharfage, stevedoring, demurrage/dispatch, AQIS and other charges.

  • What are quality payments?

    CBH pays quality premiums for wheat (pool only) and canola (pool and cash).

    Wheat Quality Payments
    CBH wheat pool pays quality premiums for protein, screenings and moisture on the following milling grades:
    H1, H2, AUH2, APW1, APW2, ANW1 – protein/screenings/moisture and;
    ASW1 – screenings/moisture only

    Canola Premiums and Discounts
    Quality premiums and discounts for canola are applied to both pool and cash products. Oil premiums start at 42% and are uncapped for pools and cash. A 1.5% premium or discount applies to the price for every 1% oil content above or below 42%, based on the clean seed value.

    For both pools and cash the load values are adjusted for admixture. CBH adopts the Australian Oilseed Federation (AOF) standards for admixture. CBH adjusts delivered tonnes for admixture to determine clean tonnes and payment is based off clean tonnes. To find out the value of your canola, use the canola calculator on LoadNet under Handbooks & Forms.

  • What tools or resources are available to help with Grain Marketing?
    • Grain Marketing Tool via LoadNet
    • Grower Service Centre
    • BRM team
    • LoadNet
    • CBH website
    • Pool Calculator
    • Canola Calculator
    • DailyGrain/Market Place
  • Who can I contact if I need help?

    You can call the Grower Service Centre on 1800 199 083, or your local Business Relationship Manager for assistance.


  • How to login as a WA grower?

    You will need to log in to LoadNet using your Personal Access Number (PAN) or Payee Number and Password (these are user distinct).

    Click the dark blue LoadNet login button at the top of this page.

    If you do not have a CBH Grower or Advisor Account, you can Register a new Account.

    You will go through a process of identification, then you will be asked for business details including your ABN, Legal Entity, contacts and banking details. You can then invite other contacts with your business to join your Account.

  • How to login as a SA grower?

    To log in to LoadNet, you will need to use your Payee Number. This is not your NGR Card number, it is your unique NGR Payee Identification number issued by the NGR.

    Please contact NGR on 1800 556 630 if you are unsure of your Payee ID.

  • How do I reset my LoadNet password and/or PAN number?

    If you have forgotten your LoadNet password or PAN number you can retrieve details using the link available on the login page or contact the Grower Service Centre on 1800 199 083.

  • Can I contract my grain on LoadNet?

    To contract your grain, simply go to the ‘Pricing & Contracting’ screen, select the Commodity and Port Zone to load pricing, then click on the price to start your contract.

  • Can I get a report of my Loads?

    To get a report of your loads, go to the ‘Loads’ tab. Click on the ‘Loads Report’ for the season you wish to view. This can also be downloaded.

  • Where can I find my invoices?

    To find your invoices in LoadNet go to the ‘Financial’ tab and click on Paperwork. You can click on the drop-down box to select the Invoice type you would like to view**most recent invoice is at the bottom of the list.

  • How do I nominate my grain?

    You can nominate your grain in LoadNet to any registered marketer that you have sold to. Simply click on the ‘Nomination’ tab, select ‘Nominate’ and then follow the prompts.

  • How do I view and download my Recipient Created Tax Invoice (RCTIs) online?
    To view or download your RCTI online through LoadNet, check out this step-by-step guide.

Paddock Planner

  • What is Paddock Planner?

    Paddock Planner is an interactive online tool in LoadNet where growers can map their properties and enter crop estimates down to a paddock level. You can access Paddock Planner via LoadNet.

  • What crop estimate information does CBH need?

    The estimate includes the commodity, variety and hectares planned for delivery to CBH, the farm location if using Paddock Planner, and preferred site/s to deliver grain to.

  • Why does CBH need my crop estimates?

    CBH uses grower’s crop estimates to understand how much grain may be produced in a region, enabling us to provide growers with the storage and handling services they expect come harvest time. It also helps us to monitor harvest progress as grain is being delivered and make decisions during harvest around opening hours, labour and storage allocations. Having accurate estimates ensure CBH can service grower's requirements, manage site operations and minimize travel time to keep growers' paddock to port costs as low as possible.

  • Do I have to submit an estimate?

    It is a requirement under the Bulk Handling Act 1967 Regulation 11 (1) to provide your estimate to CBH each year.

  • When does CBH need my estimate by?

    We ask that growers provide their estimate before 31 July each year so our Operations team can communicate the initial harvest Segregation Plans as early as possible. The initial Segregation Plans are provided in Paddock Planner with final segregations available in the CDF app.

  • How can growers provide their crop estimate to CBH?

    Growers have the option of submitting their estimates through Paddock Planner or the online Crop Estimates form. Both options are available through your own secure LoadNet account. If growers do not have a computer or are unable to access the internet, please contact the Grower Service Centre on 1800 199 083 to discuss options.

  • Can crop estimates be updated at a later date?

    Crop estimates can be updated at any time, and we encourage growers to do is if their circumstances change.


  • How to submit a CDF

    A CDF can be submitted by you, or someone delivering a load on your behalf (i.e. contract transporter).

    There are two ways to submit a CDF in the app:

    • If submitting the first load of the day, select CREATE NEW CDF. Fill out the form by selecting from your favourites or by manually entering the information.
    • If the load is the same as the last load delivered (i.e. same deliverer, property, commodity, variety, paddock etc.) select COPY LAST CDF. You can still make changes to the form before submitting it. This option is only enabled after the first load of the day has been delivered and will re-set each day.

    Once you have submitted your CDF, site staff will be able to view the load details and start preparing for the estimated time of arrival.

    If you have a weak network connection, you can submit the CDF offline and it will send once a connection has been established.

  • What is the CDF mobile app?

    A CDF (Carter’s Delivery Form) is a legal requirement for each harvest load delivered and the CDF app is an electronic version of the form which manages the grain delivery process electronically. The app is available to growers and transport contractors that cart grain on behalf of growers and provides real-time information and notifications to keep track of deliveries and grain quality. Find out more about the CDF app

  • What information from Paddock Planner is available in the CDF app?

    If used, the Paddock Planner information including properties, paddocks, commodities and varieties sync to the CDF app for harvest deliveries. This makes it easier when submitted a load for delivery as all the information is pre-filled. Once delivered, the load (including quality) is linked back to the paddock and the My Dashboard reporting tool in LoadNet to give in depth analysis and reporting.

  • Can CDF app be used without Paddock Planner?

    The CDF app can be used without Paddock Planner. However, this means that data will not be available in the CDF app and will need to be entered manually for each load delivered. It will also limit the reporting and analysis available in My Dashboard.

Load deliveries

  • How to submit a CDF

    A CDF can be submitted by you, or someone delivering a load on your behalf (i.e. contract transporter).

    There are two ways to submit a CDF in the app:

    • If submitting the first load of the day, select CREATE NEW CDF. Fill out the form by selecting from your favourites or by manually entering the information.
    • If the load is the same as the last load delivered (i.e. same deliverer, property, commodity, variety, paddock etc.) select COPY LAST CDF. You can still make changes to the form before submitting it. This option is only enabled after the first load of the day has been delivered and will re-set each day.

    Once you have submitted your CDF, site staff will be able to view the load details and start preparing for the estimated time of arrival.

    If you have a weak network connection, you can submit the CDF offline and it will send once a connection has been established.

  • Multi-load deliveries

    When a truck has multiple grain types, deliverers, paddocks or a combination of these in separate trailers/bins, it is a multi-load. A separate sample analysis and CDF may be required for each load parcel.

    Multi-load deliveries will differ depending on the site flow. If a vehicle with multi-loads is overloaded, the first load discharged will forfeit the overloaded amount.

    Sample First Sites

    Each individual load can be sampled and assigned a load number at the sampling stage. Each load is grossed, discharged and tared separately, with the tare weight of the first discharged load becoming the gross weight of the second load.

    • Sample first and second load separately.
    • Weigh entire truck.
    • Discharge first load.
    • Weigh entire truck.
    • Discharge second load.
    • Weigh entire truck.

    Weigh First Sites

    Each individual load is assigned a load number before the gross weight is captured and before sampling. Each load is grossed, sampled, discharged and tared separately, with the tare weight of the first discharged load becoming the gross weight of the second load.

    • Weigh entire truck.
    • Sample first and second load separately.
    • Discharge first load.
    • Weigh entire truck.
    • Discharge second load.
    • Weigh entire truck.
  • Multi-variety deliveries

    When delivering multiple varieties within a load, the grade can only be as high as the highest grade that any of the included varieties could achieve. For example, if a hard wheat variety is mixed with a noodle wheat variety, FED1 will be the highest grade the load can achieve, as both hard and noodle varieties can achieve FED1 when delivered separately.

    If mixing varieties that attract End Point Royalties (EPR) with other varieties, payment deductions and other EPR paperwork should be checked carefully to ensure that the correct payments have been made.

  • Register a truck for deliveries

    All trucks delivering, outloading and outturning grain to and from CBH sites must be registered to ensure that they comply with Federal Chain of Responsibilty laws, this also allows participation in the Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS).

    Find our how to register a truck or vehicle >

    Learn more about HMMS >

  • Chemical use declaration

    On delivering each load of grain to CBH, you or your representative are required to complete the Chemical Usage Declaration section in the CDF.

    If you cannot meet the requirement for an eligible delivery, the load will be treated as having a Level One Contaminant and will be ineligible for delivery.

    The following declarations are current for the 2023/24 harvest:

    General declaration

    To confirm each load as eligible for delivery, growers will need to complete a declaration that the load has either not been treated with chemicals or has been treated in compliance with label usage requirements.

    Imidazolinone (IMI) treated barley

    Specific for the application of IMI on Spartacus CL, Maximus CL, Scope CL, Commodus CL and Zena CL varieties for the 2023/24 growing season.

    Please note there will not be a separate segregation for IMI-treated barley. Declaring IMI treatment will provide us with information to understand the impact on the supply chain in the future.

    Glyphosate on barley

    For barley only, please declare if you have used a pre-harvest application of glyphosate chemicals. Declared loads will be segregated as BFDEC.

    Any person falsely stating information on the CDF may commit an offence under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), the Fair Trading Act 2010 (WA), the Bulk Handling Act 1967 (WA), and the Criminal Code (WA) and may be liable to prosecution and civil action.

    For more information on the way CBH manages chemicals visit the Chemical residue management page.

  • Grading your load

    CBH grades each load in accordance with receival standards.

    After assessment of the physical grain and the information contained on the CDF, the load will be assigned:

    • A Load Grade – the grade as assessed at delivery and that you are entitled to sell.
    • A Storage Grade – for CBH purposes, the grade which the grain is physically stored on site.

    Due to Quality Optimisation, wheat deliveries will be assigned additional information:

    • An Optimisation Class will be displayed on the CDF, which represents the class within which you can quality optimise.
    • A Highest Grade at Site field will be shown on the CDF to indicate the highest grade available on site at the time of delivery and represents your optimisation ceiling or Service Cap.

    Please be aware of the following factors that may influence the grading of your load:

    • Available Services – the available services at each receival point will affect the highest grade you can achieve for your grain.
    • Variety – for some commodities the variety delivered may affect the load grading.
    • Quality Test Results – protein, screenings, moisture, oil content and a range of other test results will influence the final grading of a load.
  • Remote sampling your load

    Remote sampling allows you to have your load sampled and graded at one site and confirm the grade and delivery of that load to another site.

    When a load is remote sampled, it is ‘live’ at the destination or receiving site in real time. This means you can take advantage of Active Stack Management (ASM) and Extended Standard Tolerance (EST) available at the receiving site at the time of being sampled.

    Advise the CBH sampler that you want a remote sample before or after the load has been sampled. Any load that is remote sampled must be delivered in the same day and cannot be held overnight.

    All Community Sample Stands will operate using remote sampling. Where remote sampling is not available due to systems failure, the certified load process will be used as a manual back up.

    Remote Sampling and Falling Numbers. 

    Remote Sampled loads are subject to Falling Number assessment where active. Refer to the following table:

    Sending Site Falling Numbers Destination Site Falling Numbers FN Test conducted at
    Active Active Sending Site
    Active Inactive Sending Site
    Inactive Active Destination Site

    The result of the Falling Number assessment at the Destination Site may change the initial Remote Sample assessment.

    If the falling number from the GSS sample is within specification, the truck can proceed to the weighbridge as normal. If the falling number is not within the required specification, the load is regraded as per the falling number result.

    The Remote Sample is void if the grower elects to be resampled or reassessed for Falling Number at the destination site. For more information visit Receival standards.

  • Re-tendering a load

    It is you or your representative’s choice whether to re-tender a load where it does not meet your expectations in terms of the grading result. When re-tendering, please take note of the following:

    • Loads that have been determined to be contaminated cannot be re-tendered under any circumstance.
    • As a matter of courtesy to other deliverers in the queue, please leave the site and join the rear of the queue.
    • If there is no queue, then the load may be re-speared without leaving the site.

    CBH reserves the right to refuse re-tendering for any grade or quality attribute in circumstances where it is deemed necessary to protect the overall stack value for all growers or to maintain site efficiency. If this occurs at a site, you will be advised with details at least 24 hours prior to commencement.

  • Voluntarily downgrading a load

    A voluntary downgrade is available where the load graded cannot be delivered due to the service not being available at the site and you do not wish to deliver elsewhere at that time. The alternative is to use the remote sampling process to take the load to another site. In choosing to downgrade, you or your representative elects to accept a lower grade than the assessed grade. You are unable to downgrade after delivery.

    CBH cannot be held responsible should you or your representative claim to be unaware that their actions may have a negative outcome on payments. It is therefore important to discuss this voluntary option with the person delivering your grain.

  • Weighing your load and forfeits

    Please remember the following points when approaching and stopping on the weighbridge:

    • Drive slowly.
    • Check the vehicle is positioned correctly on the weighbridge.
    • Check that the calculated weight is correct.

    If the vehicle is overloaded under the Harvest Mass Management Scheme or the Accredited Mass Management Scheme, then you have two options:

    1. Correct your load off CBH premises and re-present for delivery; or
    2. Forfeit the amount of grain in excess of the scheme mass allowance.

    For more information visit Mass management schemes.

  • Weighbridge tickets

    A weighbridge ticket is provided with each load delivered. It is your delivery receipt and CBH’s acknowledgement of grain received. It specifies quality, quantity, type, variety and grade of the load delivered. Payments to growers are based on this information.

    You and your drivers can receive the weighbridge ticket electronically (email). All load history is retained in the CDF app and LoadNet, and a copy of the weighbridge ticket can be emailed at any time.

    It is important to double check all information on the weighbridge ticket to ensure it is correct prior to leaving the CBH site.

  • Manual delivery process

    There may be times when sites need to use manual processes to receive your grain if the CDF app or systems have been impacted by an outage, or for other reasons.

    In these instances, you will be provided with a paper copy of the CDF to fill out and use throughout the delivery process. When completing the paper CDF please note the following points:

    • Ink only – as a legal document, a CDF paper form must be completed in ink and not pencil.
    • Legible – please complete the CDF neatly using block letters.
    • Full words – codes are not to be used; all information must be written in full.
    • Changes – any changes required must be initialled by the deliverer.
    • Retain a copy – growers should retain a copy of each CDF for their records, especially if employing cartage contractors.

    You will be provided with a paper or electronic Weighbridge Ticket and all load information is retained and can be accessed in your secure LoadNet account.

Direct to Vessel (DTV)

  • What are the key points to understand about DTV
    • All deliveries to port, and approved overflow sites, will be eligible for DTV regardless of date of delivery, providing nomination criteria is met.
    • Deliveries to overflow sites may be nominated to DTV when directed by CBH.
    • CBH registered Share farms can participate in nomination to DTV.
  • What is the benefit of the Direct to Vessel service for me as a grower?

    CBH Group recognises and rewards the most efficient use of the supply chain. CBH acknowledges that by linking deliveries directly to shipments there is a significant cost saving to this process and are committed to passing this back on to growers (and marketers) in the form of a rebate - when the criteria for the service is met.

  • How do I participate?

    To be eligible for the $4.05 rebate, growers must:

    • Sell to CBH Group with a cash contract or via a CBH Pool;
    • Deliver to an eligible site and nominate during the specified nomination window;
    • Nominate to ‘CBH Group - Cash - Direct to Vessel’ or 'CBH Group - Pool - Direct to Vessel' within the nomination window detailed in the available schedule;
    • Meet CBH’s volume, grade and quality requirements.

    *NOTE: Nomination must be to CBH’s Direct to Vessel sub-entities in LoadNet, which will be displayed as either ‘CBH Group - Cash - Direct to Vessel’ or 'CBH Group - Pool - Direct to Vessel'.

  • How will I know when the delivery period opens

    CBH will advise the delivery window via SMS and/or email as soon as a vessel's ETA is locked in.

    The CBH website also reflects the current opportunities and delivery windows for each zone. CBH will aim to give as much notice as possible to growers regarding Direct to Vessel opportunities, however with the current shipping environment; it may happen that only a few days’ notice will be available.

  • How often will I be updated regarding available tonnage for Direct to Vessel?

    The website will be updated daily with the available percentage remaining on DTV opportunities. As we move closer to capacity, we will endeavour to communicate this daily, to manage grower expectations.

  • When will I receive my rebate?

    If your nomination was successful, your rebate will be applied to applicable loads on your next Operations Receival invoice. Please note that depending on timing, your rebate may be applied in the next month’s billing cycle – call the CBH Grower Service Centre to check.

  • What is the best way to nominate to ensure I can be eligible for a rebate?

    CBH advises nominating on LoadNet as soon as possible. The allocation is determined on a first come, first served basis. This means that you should be nominating at your earliest convenience to ensure participation.

    CBH contracts do not need to be filled in their entirety at time of nomination, and we suggest filling them on a load by load basis if you are attempting to participate in Direct to Vessel. Once the allocation has been filled, there is no way to access the rebates offered.

  • Can I nominate grower to grower transfers to Direct to Vessel? What about share farm tonnes?

    No, any transferred grain, regardless of who it is transferred from is ineligible for DTV. This is a tax ruling, and is because the person nominating the grain (and therefore getting the rebate) isn't the person who paid the receival fee. The one exception for this rule is tonnes transferred from a CBH registered Share farm account to one of the share farm participants.

  • What happens if I have nominated to Cash or Pool instead of the Direct to Vessel sub entity and want to change my nomination?

    You will need to submit a Load Correction Request (LCR) online via LoadNet while the relevant DTV opportunity is still active and available, CBH staff will then be able to review and manage the contract change request. Please note that completing an LCR does not guarantee your place in the shipment, as it may fill before the LCR is processed. Ensure you are mindful when nominating to select the correct entity.

  • Do I need to have a specific Direct to Vessel Contract to participate in the product?

    No. Generic port zone cash contracts are eligible for growers to nominate to under ‘CBH Group - Cash - Direct to Vessel’, if they meet the criteria for the VNA.

    Generic pool contracts are eligible to nominate, as are direct pool nominations via LoadNet, provided growers nominate to under 'CBH Group - Pool - Direct to Vessel', if criteria for the VNA Is met.

  • Will growers be charged a grower freight rate for Direct to Vessel deliveries?

    Growers will be charged the applicable grower freight rate as per the published rates on the CBH website which is consistent with all other deliveries.

  • How will I know if an overflow site is to be used for a shipment/vessel?

    CBH's expectation is that the majority of grain will be physically delivered to a port terminal (or port depot) however we have included the overflow sites to ensure growers are not disadvantaged if, for operational reasons, we cannot accept grain at the port terminal or we need to be agile with our port deliveries.

International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC)

  • What is the ISCC program?

    The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is one of the world’s largest sustainability certification programs and covers a range of food, feed, energy and industrial products.

    ISCC EU is a certification system that enables Australian canola growers to access the important European biofuel market.

    ISCC PLUS is a certification system recognised for global food, feed, bio-based products, and energy, and biofuels outside the EU market.

    CBH Marketing and Trading currently holds certification for both the ISCC EU and ISCC PLUS programs, i.e. covering canola, barley, oats, wheat and lupin, allowing growers to participate in both.

  • In the ISCC Self-Declaration, what is the section: “Actual calculation is used for declaring greenhouse gas emissions”. How do we find the values for our farm?

    Under the table of the five questions within the ISCC Self-Declaration, there is a statement “Actual calculation is used for declaring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.”.  Please note there is no action required from the grower.

    Australian Oilseeds Federation and AEGIC/ GRDC commissioned CSIRO to verify and prepare a report on the calculation of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the cultivation of the canola oilseed produced in the Australian states in 2016. The report was approved and adopted by the EU Commission in 2017. This independent verification exercise of the “actual” GHG emissions values allows Australian canola to enter the EU biofuel market. 

    Each state has a different calculated value due to varying inputs and yields taken into account for the calculation. The calculation also considered regional differences in climatic conditions, soil types and the management practices.  The values for all the states, including Western Australia can be found here: GHG Values For Other Australian States

    How are these GHG values used in our supply chain?  As part of our certification requirement, CBH forwards the predefined GHG cultivation values (depending on which state the bulk of grains originate from) to all its EU biofuel customers via the Sustainability Declaration Certificate.




  • Is it a requirement to upload the ISCC Grower Self-Assessment form to LoadNet or is it just there if you wish to use it?

    It is not mandatory to upload the ISCC Grower Self-Assessment Form to LoadNet, but we encourage you to do so. During an audit, the auditor may request retrospective information for any year that you have signed an ISCC Self-Declaration from the 2022/23 season onwards. The Grower Self-Assessment Form is the best way to demonstrate your continual compliance to the new ISCC requirements each season you have signed up to participate.

    You can maintain the Form as a digital copy on your computer or manual copy on file. The completed form will become your farm plan (covering biodiversity, soil, water, waste, energy and air - which is a requirement), and you should review it annually. If there are changes to your farm practices, then you should update the plan accordingly.

  • What are the new requirements that are different from previous audits?

    CBH has consulted with ISCC specifically on the new requirements contained within ‘Principle 2’ which have the most significant impact on the growers and have developed our ISCC Grower Self-Assessment Form around these Principle 2 requirements. ISCC will release their audit procedures in the coming months which will give CBH more clarity on the audit requirements in other Principle areas (3-6).   

    We have compiled a simple summary document of the “New Requirements”.  Please refer to CBH's summary of ISCC New Requirements
    Note:  We will continue to update the document once the ISCC audit procedures have been released. 

    For a full and detailed description of the ISCC requirements please refer to the ISCC document “ISCC EU 202-2 Agricultural Biomass: ISCC Principles 2 – 6” on the ISCC website.
    Note: Changes marked “Additions” or ”Amendments” are not new requirements, but updates to existing requirements.

    We have designed the Grower Self-Assessment form as a simple tool to assist growers to capture their farm practices which cover the requirements of ISCC. It is designed to address the new requirements listed as ‘Immediate’ under ISCC Principle 2, i.e. provision of the various farm management plans covering biodiversity, soil, water, energy, air and waste. For a summary of the new requirements click here link. 

  • Why has CBH chosen ISCC as its sustainability certification scheme over others (2BSvs etc.)?

    CBH has used ISCC successfully for 12 years and invested significant time, money and resources into ensuring participation in this certification creates value for our growers. In our 2021 customer survey, ISCC was listed as a preferred sustainability certification for 47% of our customers.

    It has delivered significant value to Western Australian growers so far and is recognised globally. Principles of ISCC PLUS have been recognised as compliant with the sustainable sourcing strategies of several major food processors.

    CBH has a long history and strong working relationship with ISCC and we are confident that ISCC delivers the best outcomes for meeting growing customer demand for sustainably produced grain, while recognising the already-sustainable farming practices of Western Australian growers.

  • Will CBH consider adopting an Australian developed sustainability certification

    In our recent customer survey, ISCC was listed as a preferred sustainability certification for 47% of our customers. It has delivered significant value to Western Australian growers so far and is recognised globally. Principles of ISCC PLUS have been recognised as compliant with the sustainable sourcing strategies of several major food processors.

    If the Australian industry was to establish their own certification  we would certainly want to be involved in that process, however, caution stakeholders that to access the European biofuels market this certification will need to meet the criteria mandated by the RED II. 

  • How do growers participate in the ISCC program?

    Growers can participate by completing the ISCC Self-Declaration electronically in LoadNet. By completing and submitting an ISCC Self-Declaration, growers agree that they are compliant to the ISCC requirements and are willing to participate in annual audits if selected. Once completed, all grain sold to CBH is certified for that growing season.

    If growers are in doubt whether they can meet the requirements, they should contact the Grower Service Centre or your local Business Relationship Manager to discuss further.

    The ISCC Self-Declaration can be found in LoadNet under the 'Marketing' tab.

  • What are the benefits of participating?

    Through the ISCC EU certification over the last 12 years, over 10 million tonnes of Western Australian sustainable-accredited canola have been exported to the European biofuels market; providing growers over $450 million of additional value.

    As consumers and customers become more aware of their food origins, being able to purchase sustainably certified grain is becoming an expectation for an increasing number of customers. To maintain market access for your grain, we need to ensure that we can capture these opportunities when they arise and can cater for this growing demand. Having recently lost critical export markets for Australian barley, the opportunity to market sustainably accredited products into existing and new markets is timely and rewarding.

    Since introducing ISCC PLUS, CBH has opened new malting barley markets throughout Central and South America. Key multinational customers, with strong sustainable procurement targets have continued to request, and purchase ISCC PLUS grain from CBH.

  • Some commodities do not have an ISCC premium price available, why is this?

    Certification to ISCC PLUS provides Australian growers a competitive advantage. However, this won’t always result in a higher price being paid. As demand for sustainably certified grain continues to increase, many countries and customers now have an expectation that grain will be certified as sustainably produced and are unwilling to pay a premium price.

    CBH has prioritised establishing new markets and leveraging growers’ ISCC PLUS certification has already helped to open new markets for your grain. When additional value can be captured, we remain committed to passing these onto participating growers.

  • Is sustainably grown grain physically segregated?

    Grain bulk handlers including CBH do not physically segregate sustainable grain from non-sustainable grains. A mass balance system (bookkeeping) is required to manage the sustainability characteristics of those grains that CBH has bought and sold.

    CBH maintains quarterly mass balances, separately for each port zone. Sustainably certified grain accumulated from one port zone cannot be exported through another port zone.

  • What is a sustainability credit and mass balance?

    One of the important requirements of ISCC is being able to prove that the amount of grain sold as ISCC accredited does not exceed the volume delivered into the system from growers who have self-declared they are ISCC sustainable. To achieve this, CBH uses the mass balance approach in the chain of custody/traceability for its ISCC certification.

    This approach simply monitors the balance of ISCC grain through the bulk handling system using bookkeeping. Grain produced on ISCC sustainable farms can be mixed with grain from non-sustainable farms. As long as the physical mass of grain going out of the CBH handling system sold as ISCC certified equals the amount coming in from ISCC sustainable growers we can remain accredited.

  • Why does a new Self-Declaration need to be completed each season?
    It’s a requirement of the Marketing and Trading ISCC program that a new Self-Declaration is completed each season, to confirm your participation in the program annually
  • What commodities and grades does the ISCC Self-Declaration cover?

    Our ISCC PLUS certification covers all commodities (and is not grade specific) therefore it covers all grades of canola, barley, wheat, oats and lupins, which are classified as sustainable if an ISCC Self-Declaration form is completed by the grower.

  • If I have signed a self-declaration with another marketer, why do I have to complete one for CBH as well?

    All marketers who export sustainably certified grain, such as ISCC EU or ISCC PLUS, require growers to complete a Self-Declaration, each season. CBH have invested heavily over the past 12 years to ensure the certification and audit process is made as simple and efficient as possible, enabling growers to submit the Self-Declaration electronically on LoadNet.

  • What does CBH do with the farm information I am uploading into LoadNet throughout the process

    CBH’s Privacy Policy ensures that your data is kept securely in accordance with all laws and regulations.

    Your Self-Declaration and uploaded Self-Assessment Forms are only stored and accessible to be viewed within LoadNet by yourself, or anyone authorised to access your LoadNet account (e.g. a consultant).

    Information collected by CBH may be used for audit and compliance purposes and to analyse general trends.

  • If a grower completes the ISCC self-declaration form on LoadNet, can they be audited for any commodity or contract?

    Yes, anyone who signs the self-declaration may be audited. We have the right to review and sometimes follow up with growers. It is important to understand there is a chance that you may be selected for an on-farm audit if an ISCC self-declaration form is completed and submitted.

    On average over the past 12 seasons, about 40 growers have been audited each year. CBH provides support and guidance through the entire process to ensure it is as stress-free as possible, and has a 100 per cent audit pass rate.

    CBH has developed an ISCC Grower Self-Assessment Form which you can complete and upload into LoadNet. The Self-Assessment Form has been reviewed by ISCC, and will leave you in a strong position to demonstrate your compliance if selected for audit. Alternatively, you can use your own farm management plan if you are comfortable it will demonstrate your compliance to the requirements.

  • What can I expect from the audit process?

    The auditor will review key documentation and do a walk around the farm (fertiliser and chemical sheds, workshop, and waste disposal areas) to check for compliance with key ISCC requirements.

    To support growers’ in meeting the new ISCC requirements introduced for the 2022/23 season, CBH has developed an ISCC Grower Self-Assessment Form which has been reviewed by ISCC. Completing the Self-Assessment will leave you in a strong position to demonstrate your compliance to the ISCC requirements, however you are welcome to use your existing farm plans if preferred.

    If you are selected for an audit, you can also download our Audit Checklist to help you prepare your documentation for the audit.

    Find the documentation on the ISCC main page.