The primary benefit of the creation of CERA is to simplify and standardise the certification of raw materials certification under a single, affordable universal scheme. CERA has been designed to generate benefits and opportunities for every actor involved in the value chain, such as producers and processors, traders, manufacturers, actors, and consumers.
Regardless of size, scale, location, business activity or material considered, all actors along the value chain have the ability to be certified through CERA.
CERA will set out to harmonise the way the raw materials value chain ensures the sustainability of its processes, products and linkages.
CERA certification can secure the value of investment, with greater transparency and traceability minimising reputational and financial risk.
CERA will be affordable for all actors in the value chain – from artisanal mining operators to large-scale operators – democratising certification for the first time.