The mass balance has become a significant milestone in advancing towards a circular economy and bioeconomy. This approach is specifically designed to trace the flow of materials through complex value chains, making it a powerful tool in promoting sustainability and responsible sourcing. Through verifiable bookkeeping, this approach allows businesses to attribute the use of circular and/or bio-based materials in the value chain accurately.
ISCC PLUS certification scheme
ISCC PLUS is a certification program aimed at promoting sustainability in bio-based and circular (recycled) feedstocks across diverse markets and sectors. The programm is a voluntary scheme which certify various biomass, waste, and residues, along with non-biological renewables and recycled carbon materials.
ISCC Plus covers a wide spectrum of applications for recyclable and bio-based materials, ranging from plastics, food ingredients, animal feed, chemicals, and bioenergy to technical materials and other areas where biomass is practically utilized. By embracing renewable raw materials, companies can replace the equivalent amount of conventional raw materials, such as natural gas and crude oil, with sustainable alternatives. This not only contributes to reducing the dependency on non-renewable resources but also showcases a strong commitment to resource efficiency.
The concept of raw material turnaround allows for flexibility in adopting renewable alternatives, ensuring a seamless integration into existing manufacturing processes. As a result, manufacturers can enhance their sustainability efforts while maintaining the quality and performance of their products.
The ISCC PLUS certification system incorporates stringent sustainability and traceability criteria for all types of agricultural and forestry feedstocks, including crops and wood, utilized in the production of biofuels. As a result, the ISCC PLUS system is becoming the globally recognized standard for the recycling of wastes and residues, which serve as vital feedstock for circular plastics, chemical intermediates, and various consumer products like packaging, household goods, toys, and more.
To validate and demonstrate adherence to this concept, companies can pursue a certification under ISCC PLUS scheme through an independent third-party certification body.
Support by DFGE
As an esteemed sustainability-focused consultancy DFGE can guide your company through the process of implementing the raw material turnaround concept and help you to implement ISCC Plus requirements based on your unique industry, objectives, and operational structure. Together, we can unlock the benefits of sustainable raw materials and pave the way towards a more environmentally responsible and resource-efficient future for your organization. Please contact us via or by phone on 08192-99733-20 for further information.