Process · How to become a 4C Certification Body

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How to become a 4C Certification Body

4C Certification Bodies play a crucial role in the 4C Certification System. They are the main bridge between the 4C Units and 4C Services, providing independent third-party assessments.

Requirements for new 4C Certification Bodies

If you want to become an 4C Certification Body, you must comply with the following requirements:

  • 4C Certification Bodies must be registered as legal entities or as a subsidiary of a larger legal entity.
  • 4C Certification Bodies must be ISO / IEC 17065 accredited (for agricultural scope).
  • 4C Certification Bodies must be free from any potential conflict of interest and / or situation which may affect their impartiality and objectivity in their respective tasks within the 4C certification process.
  • 4C Certification Bodies must only conduct audits in those regions and countries that they are approved for.

Please get in touch with 4C Services if you are interested in becoming a 4C Certification Body.

4C Certification Bodies

It is 4C Services policy to work with local or locally operating companies, as they understand the local context and bring local perspectives to 4C System learning process. If you are looking for a new certification body, please make sure the company is operating in your country.

You can find the list of all  4C Certification Bodies and their regions of operation in the download section below (last update: 19 November 2018).

AfriCert Ltd.

AfriCert Ltd.

Plaza 2000 1st Floor, East Wing, Mombasa Road
P.O. Box 74696
00200, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 722889792 +254 715041339
www.africertlimited.co.ke

Janet Maundu
jmaundu@africertlimited.co.ke

Approved Auditors

  1. Henry Cabral Bafirawala
  2. Isaaac Siocha Mogeni
  3. Janet Maundu
  4. Josphat Musili Kimanthi
  5. Margaret Wanjiku Mugo
  6. Michael Nzioki Kitetu
  7. Teresia Wangeci Kariuki

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire), Kenya,  Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

BCS Öko Garantie Colombia S.A.S

BCS Öko Garantie Colombia S.A.S

Carrera 15 No. 3B-71, Barrio San Pablo 250252,
Zipaquirá, Colombia

Tel: +57 1851 4244
Fax: +57 1881 5963
www.kiwabcs.com

Adriana Isabel Jaime Díaz
adriana.jaime@kiwa.lat

Approved Auditors

  1. Cesar Augusto Riascos Ramírez
  2. Mauricio Ruge Correa

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Colombia

CafeControl

The Superintendence and Inspection of Coffee and Products for Export and Import Joint Stock Company

228 A. Pasteur Str. Ward 6, District 3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

cafecontrol.vn

Dak Lak Branch Office
75/38 Nguyen Luong Bang Street Buon Ma Thuot City,
Dak Lak Province, Vietnam

Tel: +84 262 3862 040
Fax: +84 262 3862 401

Le Hong Vinh
Tel: +84 913435161
lehongvinh099@gmail.com
pcncafecontroldaklak@gmail.com

Approved Auditors

  1. Bui Thu
  2. Le Thi Van Anh
  3. Nguyen Ngoc Anh Tuan
  4. Tran Kim Trong
  5. Tran Thi Ha Tho

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

CERES GmbH

CERtification of Environmental Standards GmbH

Vorderhaslach 1
91230 Happurg, Germany

Tel: +49 91518390100
Fax: +49 91518390188
www.ceres-cert.com

Ulrich Findel
findel@ceres-cert.com

Approved Auditors

  1. Betty Yamely Guerrero Alberca
  2. Carla Patricia García García
  3. Deisy Marín Yepes
  4. Julián Aguilar
  5. Kawooya Hassan
  6. Luz Dary Ruiz Valhor
  7. Martin Majanja
  8. Nidia Rocío Botero Ballesteros

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Bolivia, Burundi, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Venezuela

Certificadora de Productos Sustentables S.C

Certificadora de Productos Sustentables Sociedad Civil

Calle Miguel Hidalgo No. 19-A
Barrio de Santa Lucia
29250, San Cristobal de las Casas , Chiapas, Mexico

Tel: +52 967 63 17460
www.sustentables.org

Fernando Garcia Ordonez
gerente@sustentables.org

Reyna Catalina Pérez Alcázar
gestiondeservicios@sustentables.org

Approved Auditors

  1. Fernando García Ordoñez
  2. Hugo Sánchez Lorenzo
  3. Salvador Saavedra Arellano

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Mexico

Control Union Indonesia

PT PCU Indonesia

AD Premier building 8th floor, suite 05-06 Jl. TB. Simatupang No. 5 Ragunan, Pasar Minggu
12550, Jakarta, Indonesia

Tel: +62 21 2270 8984
Fax: +62 212 2708 964
Mobile: +62 811 1788 171
certifications.controlunion.com

Mentari Dwi Astuti
mdwi@controlunion.com

Muhamad Rasyid Abdilah
mrabdilah@controlunion.com

Winaryo Suyono
winaryo@controlunion.com

Approved Auditors

  1. Mala Fadhila
  2. Winaryo Suyono

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

Control Union Perú S.A.C.

Control Union Perú S.A.C.

Av. Petit Thouars 4653 – Piso 06 / oficina 603
Miraflores
Lima, Peru

Tel: +51 1 7190400
www.cuperu.com

Guillermo Godiño
ggodino@controlunion.com

Approved Auditors

  1. Lázaro Escalante López
  2. Manuel Alejandro García Yamashiro

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Mexico, Peru

Control Union Philippines, Inc.

Control Union Philippines, Inc.

Unit 1, 12th Floor, MDI Corporate Center 10th Avenue, cor. 39th Street, Bonifacio Global City
1634, Taguig City, Philippines

Tel: +63 28400807
+63 27724051
Mobile: +63 9998878683
www.controlunion.com/en

Aluthge Thilini Samantica Perera
tperera@controlunion.com

Lorenz Flordalyn, A. Tolentino-Licmoan
ltolentino@controlunion.com, lfatolentino@gmail.com

Approved Lead Auditor

  1. Jumil Colanse Lascuna
  2. Lorenz Flordalyn A. Tolentino-Licmoan

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Philippines

DNV GL - Business Assurance B.V.

DNV GL Business Assurance B.V.

Zwolseweg 1
2994 LB, Barendrecht, The Netherlands

Tel: +39 3441012342
+31 102922815
www.dnvgl.com

Eric Nkanata
eric.nkanata@dnvgl.com

Isaac Gachibi
isaac.gachibi@dnvgl.com, igachibi@gmail.com

Approved Auditors

  1. Isaac Gachibi
  2. Zipporah Nelima Maritawa

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Angola, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire), Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe

Genesis Certificações

Igcert Serviços Administrativos Ltda.

Rua Rolândia, 280
Bairro Jardim Aurora
86060-430, Londrina, Paraná, Brazil

Tel: +55 43 33287700
www.genesisgroup.com.br

Lucélia Lucena de Oliveira Duarte
certificacao@igcert.com.br

Approved Auditor

  1. Flaviana Patricia da Silva Bim

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Brazil

IBD Certificações Ltda.

IBD Certificações Ltda.

Rua Amando de Barros, 2275 Bairro Centro
18602-150, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil

Tel: +55 14 38119800
www.ibd.com.br

Danilo Borges
danilo@ibd.com.br

Eduardo Norkus
Mobile: +55 14 991362640
eduardo@ibd.com.br

Approved Auditor

  1. Mauricio Quilisi Malvoni

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Brazil

IMOcert Latinoamerica Ltda

IMOcert Latinoamerica Ltda

Calle Pasos Kanki No. 2134
Zona Cala Cala
Bolivia

Tel: +591 4 4456880
+591 4 4456881
Fax: +591 4 4456882
www.imocert.bio

Ana Maria Medrano Echalar
amedrano@imocert.bio

Approved Auditors

  1. Ana Maria Medrano Echalar
  2. Rene Bracamonte Pereira

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru

IMO Control do Brasil Ltda.

IMO Control do Brasil Ltda.

Rua José Dias Barroso, 202
Bairro Centro
37130-053 , Alfenas, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Tel: +55 35 32926717
www.imocontrol.com.br

Daniel Peter Schuppli
daniel@imocontrol.com.br

ApprovedAuditors

  1. Melissa Alves de Toledo
  2. Paulo Francisco Veiga de Oliveira

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Brazil

IMO Control Private Limited

IMO Control Private Limited

3627, 7th Cross, 13th ‚G‘ Main, HAL 2nd Stage
560008, Bangalore, India

Tel: +91 80 2528 5883
Fax: +91 8025272185
www.imocontrol.in

Vasudeva Adamaru
vasu@imocontrol.in; vasuadamaru@gmail.com, imoind@vsnl.com

Approved Auditor

  1. Vasudeva Adamaru

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

China, India

INDOCERT

INDOCERT

Kuttamassery, Thottumugham P.O. Ernakulam
683105, Aluva, Kerala, India

Tel: +91 4842922407
indocert.org

Sajitha M.P
sajitha@indocert.org

Approved Auditors

  1. Agung Prawoto
  2. Mathew Sebastian

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

India, Indonesia

KIWA BCS Öko Garantie Perú S.A.C.

KIWA BCS Öko Garantie Perú S.A.C.

Plaza 27 de Noviembre 430 Of. 2B, San Isidro
Lima, Peru

Tel: +51 1221 5633 +51 975 453 501
Mobile: +51 9558 88504
www.kiwa.lat

Armando Huilberto Bonifaz Ballagan
Armando.Bonifaz@kiwa.lat; abonifaz@bcsperu.com; abonifaz@bcsecuador.com

Eduardo Zapater Peschiera
eduardo.zapater@kiwa.lat

Rita Noriega
rita.noriega@kiwa.lat

Approved Auditor

  1. Armando Huilberto Bonifaz Ballagan

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru

Mayacert, Sociedad Anonima

Mayacert, Sociedad Anonima

18 Calle 7-25, zona 11
Colonia Mariscal
01011, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

Tel: +502 24633333
www.mayacert.com

Noé Abiud Rivera Flores
noe.rivera@mayacert.com

Approved Auditors

  1. Bernal Gutiérrez Gutiérrez
  2. Carlos Armando Garay Arrivillaga
  3. Cesar Otoniel Portillo Sanchez
  4. Juan Antonio Mendóza Ivara

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru

PT BioCert Indonesia

PT BioCert Indonesia

47/68 Bui Dinh Tuy St. Ward 24 Binh Thanh,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: +62 251 515 680 496
Fax: +62 251 755 1811
Mobile: +62 1111 44887
www.biocert.co.id

Ranti Ramandita
businessmarketing2@biocert.co.id

Reza Purnomo
businessmarketing1@biocert.co.id

Approved Auditor

  1. Hua Chi Tam

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

East Timor, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Vietnam

Savassi Certificação Serviços Administrativos Ltda.

Savassi Certificação Serviços Administrativos Ltda.

Rua Bernardo Guimarães, 428 – 2 andar Bairro Centro
38740-028, Patrocínio, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Tel: +55 34 38320530
www.savassiagronegocio.com.br

Ronaldo Antônio Dantas da Silva
dantasr@savassicertificadora.com.br

Approved Auditors

  1. Glaucio Lima Fonte Boa
  2. José Victor Silva
  3. Marcus Vinícius de Vilhena

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Brazil

Sustainable Development Services (SDS)

Sustainable Development Services (PT SDS Indonesia)

Jl. Letjen Suprapto XVIII No. 7A Kebonsari Jember
68122, Jawa Timur, East Java, Indonesia

Tel: +62 81336188891
www.sdsindonesia.com

Fauzi Kuswantoro
fauzi@sdsindonesia.com, admin@sdsindonesia.com

Approved Auditors

  1. Fauzi Kuswantoro
  2. Muhammad Balya Firjon Barlaman

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

VCC&C

Vietnam Commodity Control & Certification Joint Stock Company

5th Floor – 135A Pasteur Street – Ward 6 – District 3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: +84 2838271444
+84 2838271555
www.vccc.com.vn

Le Anh Tuan
Tel: +84 2898271444 (Ext.114)
Mobile: +84 91 380 2629
leanhtuan@vccc.com.vn, info@vccc.com.vn

Phan Thi My Hoa
Tel: +84 28 38271444 (Ext.116)
Mobile: +84 91 543 7272
myhoa@vccc.com.vn, myhoa.vccc@gmail.com, info@vccc.com.vn

Approved Auditors

  1. Le Quang Binh
  2. Nguyen Thi Ben
  3. Phan Thi My Hoa

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

China, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

VSCB Vietnam Limited Company

VSCB Vietnam Limited Company

32 Tan Da Street
Tan Loi Ward
Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak Province, Vietnam

Tel: +84 262 3967788
Fax: +84 262 3967788
Mobile: +84 913436405
www.vscb.org

Bạch Thanh Tuấn
bachtuan@vscb.org

Approved Auditors

  1. Nguyen Thanh Tam
  2. Tran Thi Thu Nghia

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

China, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

WQS do Brasil Ltda.

WQS do Brasil Ltda.

Av. Dep. Dante Delmanto, 2660 Bairro Vila Paulista 18608-393,
Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil

Tel: +55 14 38113003
www.wqs.com.br

Philipe Girotto
philipe.girotto@wqscert.com

Approved Auditors

  1. Fernanda Aparecida Vieirade Carvalho
  2. Rodrigo Cesar Serela

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Brazil