Solutions for sustainability and traceability of raw materials – an official side session of the EU Raw Material Week 2022

The 7th edition of the "EU Raw Materials Week" will take place from 14 to 18 November 2022 as physical and online events, gathering a wide range of stakeholders discussing policies and initiatives in the field of raw materials.


This session presents and discusses solutions for EU-legislation compliant, sustainable and traceable raw materials. Sustainable raw material supply chains are key to succeed in the EU transition to a climate-neutral and green economy in line with the Green Deal and in delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including on its human rights- and environmental-related objectives.

The TÜV NORD solution includes a comprehensive certification scheme CERA 4in1 with linkages to digital certification for sustainable and traceable raw materials covering the full raw materials supply chain for all commodities. CERA 4in1 was independently compared with the EU Principles for Sustainable Raw Materials and their consideration in the CERA 4in1 scheme assessed. CERA 4in1 will incorporate criteria by the Germany Supply Chain Act, the EU Emissions Directive, the EU Battery Regulation and the EU Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence.

Presentations in this session will illustrate key elements of sustainability and traceability in raw material value chains and respective solutions through the CERA 4in1 certification scheme, a comparative overview of standards, successful implementation of CERA 4in1 standard, digital certificates as well as links to important initiatives such as the digital Battery Pass.


Register now for free for the official side session „Solutions for sustainability and traceability of raw materials“ of the EU Raw Materials Week 2022 (17.11.22, Brussel, Le Plaza Hotel). Please note that this side event is offered physically only.

Please fill out the form below and you will be contacted by our event team regarding the confirmation. The Registration is on a first come - first serve basis and is limited to 40 participants.



Draft Agenda

09:00 - 09:10 Welcome adress

Presenter: Knut Ansgar Hirsch, Director Corporate Communications at DMT Group
LinkedIn: Knut Ansgar Hirsch
Company Link: DMT GROUP

09:10 - 09:40 Challenges in international commodity supply chains

Speaker: Dr. René Kleijn, associate professor at Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) at Leiden University
Company Link: Universiteit Leiden

09:40 – 10:10 Industry demand on sustainability in the mining sector

Speaker: Prof. Helmut Mischo, Institute director for Mining and Special Civil Engineering
Company Link: TU Bergakademie Freiberg

10:10 – 10:40 From REE to Magnets: Certification of a complete value chain and its political and industrial challenges

Speaker: Reinhold Schindler, Founder / CEO at Brain Cloud Networx and former Siemens manager on magnet procurement

10:40 – 11:10 Sustainability Standard Systems for Mineral Resources – a Comparative Overview

Speaker: Dr. Gudrun Franken, Head of Unit Mining and Sustainability at BGR
Company Link: BGR

11:10 – 11:40 Implementing the (decentral) Digital Product Passport

Speaker: Dr. Susanne Guth-Orlowski, Chief Innovation & Solutions Officer at Spherity 
Company Link: Spherity

11:40 – 12:30 Networking in Paola Hall while enjoying coffee, drinks and snacks

12:30 – 13:00 The Battery Pass – Reporting guidance for the battery passport

Speaker: Joana Kleine Jäger, Battery Pass responsible supply chain lead, Systemiq
Company Link: Systemiq

13:00 – 14:00 Sustainability in Artisanal Scale Mining (ASM) operations: Mission & Vision, Technologies, Certification

Speaker: Uwe Näher, Chief Geologist; Guy Kioni, Chief Information Officer, Sud South
LinkedIn Profile: Uwe Naeher
LinkedIn Profile: Guy Kioni
Company Link: Sud South

14:00 –14:30 Sustainability Certification alongside the entire raw material value chain with the TÜV NORD´s CERA 4in1 System

Speaker: TÜV NORD CERT, Presenter: Stefan Winter – Certification Scheme Manager Sustainability
Company Link: TÜV NORD CERT

14:30 – 15:00 Practical Implementation of CERA 4in1 Standard in Large Scale Mining operations (LSM)

Speaker: Stefanie Lange, Sustainability Management Procurement at Volkswagen (VW)
Company Link: Volkswagen

15:00 – 16:00 Closing remarks and networking while enjoying coffee and drinks


Le Plaza Hotel
Paola room / first floor
Bld Adolphe Max 118-126,
1000 Brussels


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.

Please feel free to contact our specialists regarding CERA4in1 and sustainability in mining sector





Mr Paschalis Mitrentsis (DMT)
Tel: +49 201 172 1122