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International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC)

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

CBH Marketing and Trading has adopted the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) program to enable export into these valuable markets and meet customer preferences.

Certification scheme

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 form online that is available on LoadNet.
  • Be willing to participate in an audit if selected by the appointed auditor of an ISCC recognised certification body.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sustainable Crops for Biofuel – ISCC EU

One of Australia's major canola markets, the European Union (EU), has sustainability requirements for all biomass being used in the production of biofuels. All raw materials used or imported to produce biofuels must be certified as being produced sustainably on a mass balance basis.

Since 2010, CBH Marketing and Trading has been certified to access the EU biofuel market for Australian grown canola through the ISCC EU scheme. Growers who complete the ISCC self-declaration forms online will be paid a premium of $10 per tonne for the canola sold to Marketing and Trading.

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Sustainable Crops for Food – ISCC PLUS

ISCC PLUS is for food, feed, bio-based products, energy, and biofuels outside the EU. With our close relationships with end users across the value chain, CBH is always seeking to develop new markets for sustainably produced grain though ISCC PLUS.

ISCC audit requirements for the ISCC EU and ISCC PLUS schemes are harmonised, meaning that there is no additional action required by growers. Growers participating in ISCC EU will also be deemed as ISCC PLUS compliant.