A functioning certification system ultimately depends on transparency and applicability. Thus, the development process requires engagement with and accessibility to all stakeholders, trustworthiness of the standards developer and also efficient standards development processes.

In order to create the best possible results for you and your organisation we would like to invite you to take part in our questionnaire.

With your participation you have got the opportunity to provide useful information regarding the practicability, the real need and essential factors of a certification scheme in a mineral raw material environment. The interest of all stakeholders are to be considered, and a fair, impartial scheme shall be created.


This questionnaire is designed to make a survey on mineral raw material certification. The objectives of the survey are,

  1. To identify whether there is an interest to be certified (related to the type of company) and why?
  2. And what type of factors and requirements are important for a sustainable mineral raw material certification scheme?

You will need about 10 minutes to answer this questionnaire. Every single answer is helpful. At any time, the answer to a question can be skipped.

Taking part in this questioning is completely anonymous. It is not possible to draw conclusions about the answers of a single person. In the near future, data will be presented in statistical summary form.

We thank you for your interest, commitment and support!

Overall questions: Which stakeholder groups do you belong to?

The questionnaire is structured by the different occurring stakeholders. Due to that, it is important to query you at the beginning of this survey to which stakeholder group you belong to.