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.
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.
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.
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.
"Certificate for a better future!"
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.
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.
CERA Project launched
The CERA project started in the second quarter 2017 and is ongoing. This website will keep you up to date about meetings, further steps and more. For all the latest projects developments, please subscribe to our free newsletter.
Advisory Board was expanded
In an effort to represent the interests of all stakeholder groups in CERA, the Advisory Board was formed on the 14th July 2017. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will support the project in an advisory capacity. UNECE facilitates greater economic integration and cooperation among its member countries and promote sustainable development and economic prosperity. Mr. Harikrishnan Tulsidas will be the contact person.