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4C Cooperating Certification Bodies

 Become a 4C Cooperating Certification Body

4C Cooperating Certification Bodies, or 4C Cooperating CBs, 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. It is a 4C Services policy to work with local and/or locally operating companies, as they understand the context and bring multifaceted angle to the 4C System learning process.

The indicated certification scope refers to the provided services for each CB and is related to 4C Training participation by the respective staff and auditors and the resulting approval by 4C Services to offer such services.
If you are interested in certification of 4C Units and their coffee production, please make sure the certification body is operating in your country.
For Chain of Custody certification, the limitation by country does not apply.

You can find the list of all 4C Cooperating Certification Bodies and their regions of operation below.

Certification BodyContact informationCountries to conduct 4C auditsCert. Scope(s)
AfriCert Ltd.
Plaza 2000 1st Floor, East Wing, Mombasa Road
P.O. Box 74696
00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 715041339
Janet Maundu
Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia
4C Unit
BCS Öko Garantie Colombia S.A.S
Carrera 15 No. 3B-71, Barrio San Pablo
250252, Zipaquirá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Tel: +57 1851 4244
Fax: +57 1881 5963
Mobile: +57 3235718797
4C Unit
Jesús María – Lima 11
Lima, Peru
Tel: +51 1 203 11 30
Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela
4C Unit
Bureau Veritas Côte d'Ivoire
Angle Rue Thomasset, Avenue Boulevard Roume
Abidjan Plateau
01 BP 1453, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Tel: +225 20312500
Fax: +225 20227715
Marie Berthe Aka
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
4C Unit
228 A. Pasteur Str.
Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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
Fax: +84 5003862401
China, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
4C Unit
Vorderhaslach 1
91230, Happurg, Germany
Tel: +49 9151 8390100
Fax: +49 9151 8390188
Ulrich Findel
Burundi, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
with additional auditors located in:
4C Unit
Certificadora de Productos Sustentables Sociedad Civil
Prolongación Insurgentes No. 147-A
Barrio de María Auxiliadora
29290, San Cristóbal de Las Casas , Chiapas, Mexico
Fernando García Ordoñez
4C Unit
Control Union 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
Dera Ardia
Muhamad Rasyid Abdilah
East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam
4C Unit
Control Union Perú S.A.C.
Av. Petit Thouars 4653 - Piso 06 / oficina 603
Lima, Peru
Tel: +51 1 7190400
Guillermo Godiño Correa
(North America) Gabriela Santos
Colombia, Mexico, Peru
4C Unit
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 28 840 0807
+63 28 772 4051
Mobile: +63 9998878683
Jumil Colanse Lascuña
Lorenz Flordalyn A. Tolentino-Licmoan
Wouter van Ravenhorst
4C Unit
Ecocert Colombia Ltda.
Calle 61 # 3A-26
Segundo Piso
Bogota D.C., Colombia
Tel: +57 1 212 75 35
Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
4C Unit
IBD Certificações Ltda.
Rua Amando de Barros, 2275
Bairro Lavapés
18602-150, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil
Antonio Danilo Medeiros Borges Junior
4C Unit
Jalan Pangeran Assogiri Ruko F1 Hollywood Square
Tanah Baru, Bogor Utara
16154, Bogor, Indonesia
Tel: +62 2517504669
Agung Prawoto
China, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
4C Unit
IMOcert Latinoamerica Ltda
Calle Pasos Kanki No. 2134
Zona Cala Cala
1836, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Tel: +591 4 4456880
+591 4 4456881
Fax: +591 4 4456882
Ana Maria Medrano Echalar
Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru
with additional auditors located in:
4C Unit
IMO Control do Brasil Ltda.
Rua José Dias Barroso, 202
Bairro Centro
37130-053 , Alfenas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tel: +55 35 32926717
Daniel Peter Schuppli
4C Unit
Kuttamassery, Thottumugham P.O.
683105, Aluva, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Tel: +91 4842922412
India, Indonesia
4C Unit
Mayacert, Sociedad Anonima
18 Calle 7-25, zona 11
Colonia Mariscal
01011, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Tel: +502 24633333
Noé Abiud Rivera Flores
Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru
4C Unit
Savassi Certificação Serviços Administrativos Ltda.
Rua Bernardo Guimarães, 428 - 2 andar
Bairro Centro
38740-028, Patrocínio, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Tel: +55 34 38320530
Ronaldo Antônio Dantas da Silva
4C Unit
SGS-CSTC Standards Technical Services Co., Ltd.
16F Century Yuhui Mansion No.73
Fucheng Road, Haidian District
Beijing, China
Klaus Cao
Mobile: +86 135 0197 4724
4C Unit
Sustainable Development Services (SDS)
Jl. Srikoyo No. 117, Patrang
68111, Jember, Indonesia
Tel: +62 813 3618 8891
+62 811 3431 900
Fauzi Kuswantoro
East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
4C Unit
1G Đinh Bộ Lĩnh Street - Ward 15
Bình Thạnh District
70000, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: +84 283 8271444
+84 283 8271555
Le Anh Tuan
Tel: +84 2898271444 (Ext.114)
Mobile: +84 91 380 2629
Phan Thi My Hoa
Tel: +84 283 8271444 (Ext. 116)
Mobile: +84 91 5437272
Cambodia, Kingdom of, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
4C Unit
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 3556558
Mobile: +84 91 3436405
Bạch Thanh Tuấn
China, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
4C Unit
WQS do Brasil Ltda.
Avenida Dante Delmanto, 2660, Vila Paulista
18608-393, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil
Tel: +55 14 38113003
Arthur Delgado Bastos
4C Unit

How to become a 4C Cooperating Certification Body

Requirements for new 4C Cooperating Certification Bodies (CBs)

If you want to become a 4C Cooperating CB, you need to comply with the following general requirements:

  • CBs must be registered as legal entities or as a subsidiary of a larger legal entity,
  • CBs must be ISO / IEC 17065 accredited (for agricultural scope),
  • CBs 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.
  • CBs must only conduct audits in those regions and countries that they are approved for.

Further specific requirements are listed in the 4C Certification Body Regulations v.4.0.

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