The International Sustainability Carbon Certification (ISCC) body has awarded ISCC Plus and ISCC Corsia certifications to Exolum, in another boost to the company’s sustainability efforts.
The certifications, which were awarded through Control Union, acting as a control body, ensure the sustainable origin and traceability of raw materials used in Exolum’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply chain and foster the circular economy. They also cover the potential savings in greenhouse gases. With the awarding of the certificates, Exolum now forms part of the SAF supply value chain in all International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) member states, which allows it to ensure the traceability of SAF.
ISCC Plus specifically covers the requirements for traceability and a company’s compliance with environmental and social standards. It also encourages the circular economy to convert waste into raw materials for reuse. ISCC Corsia, meanwhile, aims to comply with the specific requirements of the ICAO in terms of offset and reduction of total CO2 emissions for aviation.
Companies opting to use Exolum’s SAF will now be able to certify its use for carbon emissions.
Exolum operates the Avikor online platform, allowing passengers to reduce the carbon footprint of their flights regardless of airline. Passengers can make a contribution when booking a flight, allowing SAF to replace traditional kerosene during refuelling operations and will receive a certificate accrediting the volume of SAF they have supported. In June 2022, Vueling opted to offer this option to its customers.