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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.

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 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 Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Colombia

Bio Latina S.A.C.

Bio Latina S.A.C.

Jr. Domingo Millan #852
Jesús María – Lima 11
Lima, Peru

Tel: +51 1 203 11 30
biolatina.com.pe

Synthia Morales
evaluacion@biolatina.com.pe

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela

Bureau Veritas Côte d'Ivoire

Bureau Veritas Côte d’Ivoire

Angle Rue Thommasset-Rue A50, Boulevard Roume
Abidjan Plateau
01 BP 1453, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

bureauveritas.com

Tel: +225 20 31 25 00
Fax: +225 20 22 77 15

Séraphin Kouassi Kouame
seraphin.kouame@bureauveritas.com

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia,
Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

Ecocert Colombia

Ecocert Colombia Ltda.

Calle 61 # 3A-26
Segundo Piso
Bogota D.C, Colombia

Tel: +57 1212 7535
www.ecocert.com

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Colombia

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

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Brazil

ICERT

PT ICERT Agritama Internasional

Jl. Pangeran Assogiri Ruko F1-2 Hollywood Square
Tanah Baru Bogor Utara
16154, Bogor, Indonesia

Tel: +62 251 7504 669
www.icert.id

Rua Amando de Barros, 2275 Bairro Centro

Agung Prawoto
agung@icert.id

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

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

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 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

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Brazil

INDOCERT

INDOCERT

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

Tel: +91 4842922407
indocert.org

Sajitha M.P
sajitha@indocert.org

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

India, Indonesia

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 Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

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

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 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 Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

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

VCC&C

Vietnam Commodity Control & Certification Joint Stock Company

1G Dinh Bo Linh Street, Ward 15, Binh Thanh District
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 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 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

Arthur Delgado Bastos
arthur.bastos@wqscert.com

Approved Countries to Conduct 4C Audits

Brazil