The CERA 4in1 Standard will ensure environmental, social and economic sustainability of all raw materials through the value chain.

Our Network of Competence

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

Frank Melcher

Specialist for evaluation and development of analytical proof of origin methods for mineral raw materials.

"As an economic geologist, I greatly enjoy the interdisciplinary approach to certification offered by CERA 4in1."

Susan van den Brink

Specialist for analysis of raw material supply chains / analysis of a dynamic approach towards mining

"Since working at CERA 4in1 I'm more aware of the importance of minerals in our everyday life."

Oliver Glatow

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."

Ulrich Hochheimer

Specialist for evaluation of mineral processing methods / development of implementation details

"The development of CERA 4in1 is an exciting collaboration of many different engineering disciplines."

Valentina Dietrich

Expert for evaluating and developing analytical proof of origin methods for mineral raw materials

"CERA 4in1 is a perfect opportunity to participate in the development of the raw materials industry."

Niklas Grönberg

Expert for market development / business modelling

"Being a part of CERA 4in1 supports our efforts to enable a sustainable future of the Raw Materials industry."

Nadine Kohl

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."

Lukas Förster

Specialist for risk assessment for the extraction, processing and refining of raw materials worldwide

"I am very enthusiastic about the interdisciplinary nature of CERA 4in1, which enables us to achieve a comprehensive applicability of the system."

Erik Rissanen

Blockchain technologist

"Sustainability of raw materials production is an important issue to solve, which makes CERA 4in1 a very meaningful project for me to participate in."

Susanne Günzerodt

Sustainability Standard Expert

"Since I have been involved in the CERA 4in1 project, I started to look at the raw material side of things."

Andreas Hucke

Expert for strategic project development

"CERA 4in1 makes an important contribution to more sustainability."

Rene Kleijn

Specialist for analysis of raw material supply chains / analysis of a dynamic approach towards mining

"CERA 4in1 offers the opportunity to implement the vague concept of responsible sourcing in a practical framework of certification."

Anders Hjalmarsson

Specialist for information systems development

“Sustainability is of central importance for us. It is exciting to explore how novel digital technology can increase sustainability in the raw material value chain.”

Knut Ansgar Hirsch

Public Relations

“CERA is the first to offer complete sustainability certification. It is an honour to work on CERA from the beginning and privilege be part of its growth.”

Christine Zydeck

Expert for innovation management / environmental & energy systems

„I am proud to participate in the development of CERA, which sets the direction for tomorrow and makes the future a little better.”

Advisory Board

During the EIT Raw Materials funding period (2017 - 2021), an advisory board supported the development of the CERA 4in1 certification scheme. This advisory board assisted the project in an advisory capacity and provided general information and guidance on processes along the different stages of the value chain from production to the end consumer.

EIT RawMaterials

As a research project, CERA 4in1 received funding from EIT RawMaterials for the period 2017 - 2021. EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to boost competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation and guided entrepreneurship.

EIT RawMaterials unites more than 100 partners – academic and research institutions as well as businesses – from more than 20 EU countries. They collaborate on finding new, innovative solutions to secure the supplies and improve the raw materials sector all along its value chain – from extraction to processing, from recycling to reuse, substitution toward circular economy.

There are six regional hubs in Belgium, Finland, France, Italy, Poland and Sweden, called Co-location Centers that represent different regional ecosystems connecting business, research and education.

EIT RawMaterials aims to significantly enhance innovation in the raw materials sector by sharing of knowledge, information and expertise: Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and SMEs receive funding and support through large partner network and collaboration activities.

EIT RawMaterials will generate a significant impact on European competitiveness and employment by driving and fostering innovation and empowering students, entrepreneurs and education partners driving toward the circular economy. This will result in the introduction of innovative and sustainable products, processes and services, as well as talented people that will deliver increased economic, environmental and social sustainability to European society.