It won’t shock the agriculture community to know that the demand for sustainability certification is rapidly increasing. The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is the leading certification system for sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and they are an approved system by the third-party accrediting body, American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
ISCC is growing quickly, with more than 45 US companies now holding the sustainability certification. That certification allows them to export to the EU where certification is required. Companies holding ISCC certification include ADM, CHS Inc., Shell Trading and 3M Old Hickory.
Gary DeLong,Co-Chairman of the North American Technical Committee, for the ISCC says, “ISCC is a ‘Farm to Market’ certification system that includes accountability for a) land use change, b) greenhouse gas reduction, and c) social responsibility.”
ISCC is offering their next round of training on September 26-28 at the Tropicana Las Vegas hotel. Decision makers in agriculture, biofuels and food processing may now register on the website. A “stake-holders” committee meeting is being held September 29, for those interested.