TRANSPARENCY AND CREDIBILITY

are two important core elements of the CERA certification system. You can contribute your interests to the content of the standard in various ways.

STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP

We are pleased to announce that on 21st May 2019 we will be hosting the first Stakeholder Workshop on the CERA certification system. The workshop will be part of the EIT Raw Materials Summit in Berlin, Germany. The focus of the CERA Stakeholder Workshop will be on the CERA certification system in general and the Performance Standard in detail. The workshop is intended to give interested stakeholders the opportunity to intensively contribute to the design and orientation of the CERA certification system.

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QUESTIONNAIRE

Use our questionnaire to share your experiences regarding practicability, necessity and essential requirements in the field of raw material certification. The results of the surveying will be considered in the development of the CERA certification system.

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ONLINE CONSULTATION

The first partial standard, the CERA Performance Standard, is currently about to be published. A link will be issued in the near future to the online version of the Performance Standard, under which the standard can be discussed and commented on publicly.

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RELIABLE AND
PROFESSIONAL

CERTIFICATION OF
RAW MATERIALS

 

 

 

"Certificate for a better future!"

QUESTIONNAIRE

Your opinion counts. Please support our development of the certification program through your participation at our questionnaire.

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WHAT IS CERA?

Sustainability in the raw materials industry is a new major strategic theme of the EIT Raw Materials. CERA will be a standardized certification scheme ensuring environmental, social and economic sustainability in extraction, processing, trading and manufacturing of all mineral raw materials including fossil fuels. It guarantees traceability of certified materials by using a combination of traceability technologies including proof of origin methods throughout the entire value chain. The overall CERA certification system consists of four partial standards that partly build on each other and offer different advantages to the various interest groups. In detail, these are

1. the CERA Performance Standard
2. the CERA Chain of Custody Standard
3. the CERA Readiness Standard
4. the CERA Final Product Standard

For each value-added actor there is thus an optimally tailored partial standard. The recognition of existing (serious) standards creates a system with which all supplier assessments can be mapped and which, for example, enables participating companies to implement sustainability management more easily.

MEET OUR TEAM / ADVISORY BOARD

The project participants are universities as well as independent advisory and auditing organizations with expertise in mining, raw material, certification and chain of custody.

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PROJECT / WORK PACKAGES

CERA will be a standardized certification scheme ensuring environmental, social and economic sustainability in extraction, processing, trading and manufacturing of all mineral raw materials including fossil fuels. It guarantees traceability of certified materials by using a combination of traceability technologies.

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JOIN OUR TEAM / ADVISORY BOARD

If you are interested in being a part of CERA as a member of the Advisory Board, a supply chain actor (SCA) or as customer, please feel free to

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We are pleased to inform that the CERA Performance Standard (CPS) is now online available! The CPS defines economic, environmental and social sustainability criteria for operations in the upstream value chain. The CPS is applicable regardless of the...

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Volkswagen AG is the newest member of the Advisory Board and will support us alongside the existing members Euromines, JRC, Fairphone, University South Denmark and UNECE.

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From 23 - 25 January another Progress Meeting was held, this time at our partner of the Leiden University, Netherlands. Among other things, the Performance Standard and the upcoming CERA Stakeholder Workshop were discussed intensively.

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