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Sojitz Receives International Sustainability & Carbon Certification with ISCC PLUS and ISCC EU Certifications


Jun. 8, 2023

Sojitz Corporation

Jun. 8, 2023

Sojitz Corporation


Sojitz Corporation Tokyo head office (“Sojitz”) has obtained International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) with both ISCC PLUS and ISCC EU.

ISCC is an international certification system that utilizes the mass balance method*¹ to monitor and track sustainable biomass and renewable materials in supply chains. Sojitz has received both ISCC PLUS, which applies to food, feed, bio-based products, energy, and biofuels outside the EU market, as well as ISCC EU, which covers biofuels in the EU market.

With this certification, Sojitz will now handle ISCC-certified biofuels and biochemicals.

Sojitz Group companies have obtained the following certifications (as of June 8, 2023).

Sojitz Group Company Certification Scope
Sojitz Corporation
(Tokyo head office) 
PT. Sojitz Indonesia  ISCC PLUS / EU Trader
Sojitz (Thailand) Co., Ltd.  ISCC PLUS / EU Collecting Point / Trader
Sojitz Pla-Net Corporation (Osaka) ISCC PLUS Trader
solvadis distribution gmbh (Germany) ISCC PLUS Trader
solvadis methanol gmbh (Germany) ISCC PLUS Trader
chemfidence services gmbh (Germany) ISCC PLUS / EU Trader with Storage

Sojitz positions sustainability as a key management issue and has established the Sustainability Challenge*² as the company’s long-term sustainability vision for 2050.  Sojitz aims to realize a decarbonized society by promoting the transition from fossil fuel products to biomass-derived chemicals through a wide offering of environmentally friendly products that contribute to a global society that is both low-carbon and sustainable.

[Related Information]
*1: Mass balance method:
A method used to track sustainability characteristics in products based on the volume of sustainable inputs in cases where products are manufactured using a blend of biomass and circular materials.

Sojitz Sustainability Challenge

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Sojitz Corporation Public Relations Dept. +81-3-6871-3404

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