The Certification of
raw materials

Covering every raw material, across every country, under a single scheme.

The Certification of
raw materials

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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.

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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.

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The CERA 4in1 team consists of universities and independent audit and consulting companies, which bring in different competencies that are highly relevant for the certification of mineral resources and chain of custody.