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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CERA 4in1 Certification Scheme finalizes review of Performance Standard for Mining & Processing in mineral Raw Materials Value Chain

We are very pleased to announce that – following extensive consultation, collaboration, peer-review and application testing, the review of the CERA 4in1 Performance Standard (CPS) has been finalized.

CERA 4in1 is more than just a certification scheme, it is a community of likeminded organisations, individuals and practitioners who believe in the need to streamline and simplify the sustainability agenda of the raw materials sector.

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Background

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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Our Partners

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.