Chemical company Huntsman has announced that it has obtained ISCC Plus certification for its European manufacturing facilities in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Wilton, UK following audits by Bureau Veritas.
The certification allows Huntsman to track the amount and sustainability characteristics of circular and/or bio-based content in the value chain . This content is then attributed it via the mass balance approach based on verifiable bookkeeping.
Huntsman can now offer its customers methylenediphenyl diisocyanate, a building block of polyurethane commonly known simply as MDI, that has been manufactured based on mass balance principles. This can help reduce the attributed carbon footprint of customers’ products.
“Across all the industries we serve, demand for products that have a lower carbon footprint is rising – particularly for solutions that are linked to bio-based or recycled feedstock and can contribute to a circular economy. The mass balance approach gives us the ability to verify the sustainable inputs we use in our products and so improve their sustainability footprint,” said Steen Weien Hansen, vice president Europe at Huntsman Polyurethanes.