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ISCC

International industries in the food, feed and biofuel markets are increasingly seeking to source grain which has been sustainably produced.

CBH has adopted the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) program to maintain access to these valuable markets, and ensure we can meet the growing customer demand for sustainably produced grain.
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Certification process 

Under the scheme, the entire supply chain must be certified each year to ensure the crop is sustainably produced and greenhouse gas emission reduction standards are met.

We have achieved certification in ISCC EU and ISCC PLUS, to maintain market access and develop new market opportunities.

To participate, growers need to: 

  • Familiarise themselves with the requirements of ISCC and be satisfied that their farm is compliant
  • Complete the ISCC Self-Declaration that is available on LoadNet, or can be downloaded from this page
  • Growers completing the ISCC Self-Declaration should understand that they may be selected for audit by the appointed auditor of an ISCC recognised certification body. CBH has developed an ISCC Grower Self-Assessment Form which can be used by growers to help them demonstrate compliance with ISCC requirements
  • Be willing to participate in an audit if selected

NEW* Update to ISCC Requirements

In 2021, the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) introduced new sustainability criteria, required to be met for products entering the EU biofuel market.

All voluntary certification schemes, used to certify all products sold to the European biofuel market, need to verify that they comply with the new sustainability criteria, including ISCC.

New ISCC requirements for Principles 2 – 6 of the ISCC certification will come into effect from 1 July 2022.

CBH has spent the last couple of months working with ISCC to understand the new requirements and ensure we can support growers to meet them.

Following our discussions with ISCC, we are confident that the majority of new and amended requirements are targeted at producers in countries with less regulation than Australia, and Australian legislation and farming practices will largely help growers meet the new requirements.

CBH’s ISCC scheme and process covers both Western Australian and eastern Australian grain growers who sell grain to CBH.

Before you sign up to participate in the ISCC scheme for the 2022/23 season, ensure you read and understand the new requirements and confirm your farm is compliant.

CBH has prepared a document that summarises the new requirements, and which sections of our ISCC Grower-Self Assessment Form will demonstrate your compliance to the new requirement.

Please note, ISCC is still to release their final audit guidelines which will give more clarity on how some of the new requirements should be met.

For comprehensive and detailed information about the requirements read the ISCC EU – Revised System Documents (REDII), specifically, ISCC EU 202-2 - Agricultural Biomass: ISCC Principles 2 - 6 available on the ISCC website. Please note the requirements for ISCC EU also apply to ISCC PLUS.

Documentation

To assist growers in understanding these new requirements we have developed some additional resources for participating growers:

  • ISCC Self-Declaration
    A new ISCC Self-Declaration must be submitted each season, prior to selling your grain to CBH. The Self-Declaration is found in LoadNet under the ‘Marketing’ tab, or for Eastern Australian growers, download a copy here.
    Login to LoadNet
  • ISCC Grower Self-Assessment Form
    CBH has developed a Self-Assessment 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.
    Download the Form
  • ISCC Audit Checklist
    If selected for an audit, the auditor will review key documentation and do a walk around the farm to check for compliance with key ISCC requirements. Use our ISCC Audit Checklist to get your documentation in order before your audit.
    Download the Audit Checklist
ISCC Growers discuss the importance of sustainability and the audit process
CBH Marketing and Trading hosted a webinar to discuss the updates to ISCC requirements

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