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ANSI Launches Pilot Program for Biomass Products Emissions

The American National Standards Institute has been selected by International Sustainability and Carbon Certification to be the accreditation body for its certification system for sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions related to biomass products. ANSI is accepting applications for this pilot program through March 26.

ANSI and ISCC will work in cooperation to regularly assess, monitor, and oversee applicant certification bodies for continuous compliance with ISCC EU and ISCC PLUS certification scheme requirements. ANSI will also verify these bodies’ competence in accordance with international standards for accreditation.

ISCC certification can be applied to meet legal requirements in the bioenergy markets as well as to demonstrate the sustainability and traceability of feedstock in the food and feed (chain of custody).

ISCC is recognized by the European Commission as a certification scheme that demonstrates compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive’s (RED) requirements. ANSI accreditation adds value to the ISCC certification process by providing third-party assurance that certification bodies are capable and competent to carry out their responsibilities.

To obtain an application to take part in this new pilot accreditation program, please contact Reinaldo Figueiredo (rfigueir@ansi.org; 202-331-3611), ANSI senior program director for product and process accreditation, or Elizabeth Okutuga (eokutuga@ansi.org; 202-331-3627).

Last year ANSI selected NSF Sustainability as one of the first organizations to participate in a pilot program for Type III environmental product declarations to meet a growing demand for standardization in the environmental certification industry.

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