Dr Jan M. Henke


ISCC System


Jan Henke has studied International Economics at the University of Tübingen in Germany. He has worked for four years at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in the research area of environmental and resource economics. During that time, he also acquired his PhD. He then joined Meo Carbon Solutions, a management consultancy focussing on sustainability, climate change, carbon markets, renewable resources, bio- and circular economy and sustainability certification.

Jan has also been involved from the beginning in the development of ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) and GRAS (Global Risk Assessment Services) in multi-stakeholder processes and is a board member of the coffee certification system 4C.

Jan is working globally on topics of renewable resources, sustainability, renewable energies, climate change, carbon markets, land use and land use change, GHG calculations, the circular economy and bioeconomy and sustainability certification for all markets. Currently he is inter alia responsible for the further development of ISCC PLUS for the circular economy and bioeconomy.

Presentation Abstract

Certification and licensing, including where mass balancing is already applied, specifically for adhesives and sealants

The circular economy and the bioeconomy continue to grow. The goal is to reduce the dependence on fossil resources, GHG emissions and to increase recycling rates. Legal requirements like climate neutrality targets, recycling quotas, plastic taxes as well as consumer preferences, company commitments and stakeholder pressure are further driving the circular economy and bioeconomy. Along the complex supply chains, chain of custody concepts like mass balancing ensure the credible connection of sustainability information and the respective materials and products. Compliance with these concepts and its verification is crucial to ensure credibility for all companies involved and also for regulators. The presentation will explain how mass balance certification works, where it is applied, how certified value chains are developed and what type of claims can be made for final products. It will provide an overview on the ISCC PLUS system for the circular economy and bioeconomy, its sustainability, traceability and chain of custody requirements, ways to get certified under ISCC and benefits for ISCC certified companies.

Presentation Time

Master Class - Transitioning to sustainable raw materials: the mass balance approach

Friday, 15 September 2023, 09:35 - 10:00

FEICA Conference