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.
Presenter: Knut Ansgar Hirsch, Director Corporate Communications at DMT Group
LinkedIn: Knut Ansgar Hirsch
Company Link: DMT GROUP
Speaker: Dr. René Kleijn, associate professor at Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) at Leiden University
Company Link: Universiteit Leiden
Speaker: Prof. Helmut Mischo, Institute director for Mining and Special Civil Engineering
Company Link: TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Speaker: Reinhold Schindler, Founder / CEO at Brain Cloud Networx and former Siemens manager on magnet procurement
Speaker: Dr. Susanne Guth-Orlowski, Chief Innovation & Solutions Officer at Spherity
Company Link: Spherity
Speaker: Joana Kleine Jäger, Battery Pass responsible supply chain lead, Systemiq
Company Link: Systemiq
Speaker: Uwe Näher, Chief Geologist; Guy Kioni, Chief Information Officer, Sud South
LinkedIn Profile: Uwe Naeher
LinkedIn Profile: Guy Kioni
Company Link: Sud South
Speaker: TÜV NORD CERT, Presenter: Stefan Winter – Certification Scheme Manager Sustainability
Company Link: TÜV NORD CERT
Speaker: Stefanie Lange, Sustainability Management Procurement at Volkswagen (VW)
Company Link: Volkswagen
Le Plaza Hotel
Paola room / first floor
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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.