2021 introduces CERA 4in1
We set out to streamline and simplify the certification of raw materials sustainability through a new approach rooted in collaboration, transparency and consistency. The progress we have seen with new advisory board members joining, our pilot projects around the world moving ahead, and the continued development of our methodology has only strengthened our resolve to develop and introduce this new certification scheme.
CERA 4in1 will be the first universal and comprehensive certification scheme that accommodates all minerals and all regions. In contrast to other sectors such as the forestry, food or textile sector, in which a comprehensive certification scheme for production and transport is already established an all-encompassing standard for the certification of mineral resources does not yet exist.
In addition, the moral and ethical principles of the consumer when buying sustainably obtained and manufactured products and the political demand for compliance with social, ecological and financial principles are increasing. This implies the need to establish a complete and universally recognised certification system for the production, processing and traceable transport of all mineral resources.
Why CERA 4in1
Sustainability along the entire raw materials supply chain
CERA 4in1 solves the problem of inefficient and inconsistent certification with a universal and standardised evaluation of environmental, social and economic sustainability along the entire raw materials supply chain.
Streamlining and simplification of sustainability evidence
Through a systemic approach, CERA 4in1 will streamline and simplify the method through which sustainability is defined and guaranteed within the entire raw materials supply chain.
A scheme for the raw materials industry, by the raw materials industry
CERA 4in1 brings together the strongest possible team, led and crutinised by some of the Europe’s leading commercial, academic and institutional partners.
To ensure the credibility of CERA 4in1, the team behind the project consists of professional and experienced members, each of which bring highly specialised and unique knowledge in their field.
Expert for strategic project development
"CERA 4in1 makes an important contribution to more sustainability."
Expert for strategic project development / certification scheme design
"I am convinced CERA 4in1 can make a decisive contribution to more sustainability in the raw materials sector."
Expert for sustainable supply chain schemes development
" The traceability back along the supply chain from the finished product to the origin of the raw material is the future which CERA 4in1 promotes."