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With this successful online seminar series which 4C has started in 2020, and which has been offered also in Spanish and Portuguese, we look forward to continuing this tradition this in 2024. The “4C Sustainable Coffee Days” series covers strategic topics in sustainability, both for suppliers as well for buyers in coffee supply chains. The dates, topics and presentations of each session will be published soon.

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Event Archive: Past 4C Online Seminars

2024, May - Webinar on 4C and GRAS Solutions for EUDR

4C and GRAS are committed to supporting the coffee sector in meeting the requirements of the European Union Regulation on Deforestation-Free Products (EUDR).

4C provides tailor-made solutions to EU importing and exporting operators and their suppliers covering topics such as:

  • Utilizing available risk assessment tools for deforestation and land use change involving satellite image interpretation alongside additional data sourcing, including protected areas, conflict regions and human rights statistics or national indices like corruption rates or child labour risk.
  • Drawing from on-the-ground experience gained through 4C certification and third-party verification to form the foundation for a robust due diligence case.
  • Leveraging the existing 4C Portal to record the coffee flow throughout the supply chain and efficiently demonstrate traceability to compliant coffee production at origin for the due diligence process.

GRAS has developed a platform to help identify and address deforestation risks:

  • The GRAS EUDRx platform comprises consignment-specific analysis and documentation, especially for operators who import or export EUDR commodities and the associated derivatives to the European Union.
  • THE EUDRx conducts deforestation analysis of specified geodata, automated risk assessments to address the environmental, governance, and human rights, as well as identification of potential mitigation measures.
  • For coffee and cocoa GRAS is affiliated with the certification system 4C, to offer a complete set of solutions to cover EUDR including deforestation analysis, legality check, traceability, and data provision and storage.

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2023, October - December: 4C Online Seminars Series

Environmentally friendly coffee through Regenerative Agriculture – 29 November 2023 1:30-2:30pm CEST

Regenerative Agriculture at 4C Kedar Nepal, 4C Services GmbH Download the presentation here.
Improving Biodiversity – Enhancing the Basis for Coffee Cultivation Marion Hammerl, Bodenseestiftung (Lake Constance Foundation) Download the presentation here.
Boosting yields for Climate Friendly Robusta coffee in Tanzania Sheaian Lee & Clemence Mhagama, Touton SA Download the presentation here.

Implementation of EUDR Requirements along the Supply Chain – 25 October 2023, 1:30-2:30pm CEST. 

Implementing the EUDR Requirements with 4C Joachim Meier-Dörnberg and Benedikt Zimmer, 4C Services GmbH Download here the presentation
Questions & Answers Joachim Meier-Dörnberg and Benedikt Zimmer, 4C Services GmbH Open Link.

Enhancing Human Rights Due Diligence in Coffee Supply Chains – 8 November 2023, 13:30 – 14:30 CEST

Identifying and Addressing Gender Equality Gaps in Coffee Supply Chains Pia Lorenz, 4C Services GmbH Download here the presentation
Innovative approaches and tools to monitor human rights violation risks in coffee Katharina Kröger, GRAS – Global Risk Assessment Services Download here the presentation
Living income and living wages for resilient supply chains Lisa Pyka, Meo Carbon Solutions GmbH Download here the presentation


2023, May: 4C Online Seminars Series 2023 – Sustainable Coffee Days

The Benefits of Regenerative Agriculture for Coffee- 3 May 2023, 1:30-3pm CEST. 

Regenerative Agriculture: Lessons learned from 6 years of project’s implementation in Asia and Africa Charlotte Guibbaudnavaud, Louis Dreyfus Company Download here the presentation
Practices with our Coffee Producers towards Regenerative Agriculture Myrna Cruz, CoHonducafé Download here the presentation
The Importance of Agroforestry in the Transition to Regenerative Coffee Kelly Gouhoury, PUR Download here the presentation
Regenerative Agriculture Questions & Answers All presenters Download here the Seminar Q&A

2023, March-April: 4C Online Seminar Series 2023 – Sustainable Coffee Days

Preparing for Due Diligence & Zero-Deforestation Regulations – 19 April 2023, 1:30-3pm CEST

Fit for Due Diligence: the German Coffee Association’s joint approaches to legal obligations Dr. Charlotte Heyl, DKV – German Coffee Association Download the presentation
Innovative technologies to support Due Diligence and Zero-Deforestation obligation Pia Rothe, GRAS – Clobal Risk Assesment Services Download the presentation
Preparing for Due Diligence & Zero-Deforestation Regulations Andrés Morales, FNC – Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros Download the presentation


Promoting Equity & Protecting Human Rights in Coffee Production – 15 March 2023, 1:30 – 3pm CEST

Current Developments of the 4C Gender Equality Add-On
Pia Lorenz, 4C Services GmbH
Pilot Project on Gender Equity with 4C in Tolima
Mariana Osorio Londoño & Claudia Rodriguez, Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (FNC)
Food Security in the context of global coffee supply chains Theresa Heering, Food Security Standard

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Addressing the Carbon Footprint of Coffee Supply Chains – 29 March 2023, 1:30-3pm CEST

Experiences with 4C Carbon Footprint Add-on: Tanzania
Margaret Wanjiku, AfriCert Download the presentation
Estimated greenhouse gas emissions and removals from the Brazilian coffee
Silvia Pizzol, Cecafé Download the presentation
Introducing a certification system for high quality carbon credits Claudia Bulgheroni, ClimatePal Download the presentation

2022, May - July: 4C Online Seminar Series

Improving Coffee Farmers’ Livelihoods and Protecting Human Rights

Improving Working and Living Conditions for Coffee Smallholders in Colombia
Mariana Osorio Londoño from Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia (FNC)
The Food Security Standard (FSS) – Realizing the Right to Food in Global Value Chains
Lisa Heinemann from Food Security Standard/ Welthungerhilfe
The 4C Guidance on the Protection of Children’s Rights
Katia Masias-Bröcker from 4C

Download the presentations here: FNC, FSS, 4C

Regenerative Agriculture in Coffee Production – 06 July 2022, 1:30 – 3pm CEST

What is Regenerative Agriculture? Daniel Bärtschi from Quantis
Integrating trees and improving practices in intensive coffee farming systems in Viet Nam Clement Rigal & Nguyen Quang Tan from ICRAF
The approach to regenerative agriculture at Nestlé Stefan Canz from Nestlé

Download the presentations here: Quantis; ICRAF; Nestle

The Carbon Footprint of Coffee – 25 May 2022, 1:30 – 3pm CEST 

Calculation and Reduction of Coffee’s Carbon Footprint Claudia Bulgheroni from Meo Carbon Solutions
Boosting climate friendly coffee in Tanzania Joseph Larrose from Touton Specialties Coffee
Carbon Footprint comparison of Arabica coffee value chains in Kenya and Brazil Dr. Aida Gonzalez Mellado from the Thünen Institute of Market Analysis

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Note: We will add the presentation by Thünen as soon as the study has been published.

Gender Equality in the Coffee Sector – 08 June 2022, 1:30 – 3pm CEST

Challenges for Women working in Coffee Blanca Castro from IWCA
The development of the 4C Gender Equality Add-On Katia Masias-Bröcker from 4C
Women Empowerment on Coffee Farms Nguyen Dai Duong from Simexco

Risk Assessment & Traceability for Due Diligence – 22 June 2022, 1:30 – 3pm CEST

Update on upcoming Due Diligence regulations Kristin Lipps from 4C
Tools for Traceable Deforestation-Free Coffee Supply Chains Francisca Radic from GRAS
GRAS’ Approach to Social Risks Analysis Francesco Basili from GRAS

2022, February - March: 4C Online Seminar Series in Portuguese

Following the successful online seminar series which 4C has started in 2020, and which have been already offered in English and in Spanish, an online seminar series in Portuguese was offered at the beginning of this year. The series covered strategic topics in sustainability today, both for suppliers as well for buyers in coffee supply chains.The topics and presentations can be checked below:

Adequando a Cadeia de Valor do Café às Exigências Internacionais de Due Diligence – 24 de março 2022

  • Due Diligence para Commodities de Risco Florestal no Reino Unido 
    Augusto Luís Billi, Embaixada do Brasil no Reino Unido
  • Como o Green Deal irá impulsionar mudanças para os produtores, exportadores, traders e torrefadores brasileiros
    Michael von Luerhte
  • Certificação 4C como uma Ferramenta de Due Dilligence
    Mariana Barbosa, 4C Services
  • A implantação da Due Diligence do ponto de vista da produção
    Alexandre Costa Vieira Monteiro, Cooxupé

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Fortalecimento da Igualdade de Gênero e Desafios Sociais no Café – 10 March 2022

  • Um Olhar Mais Profundo pela Certificação 4C
    Mariana Barbosa, 4C Services
  • TBC
    Mércia Silva, InPacto
  • IWCA Brasil: conectando e criando oportunidades para as mulheres do café
    Danielle Pereira Baliza, IWCA Brazil
  • Grupo Cafeína Cocatrel: o empoderamento das mulheres produtoras na cadeia do café
    Carolina Veloso, Cocatrel

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Um Caminho para a Neutralidade de Carbono no Café – 17 February 2022

  • Projeto Cecafé: Balanço de gases de efeito estufa em três regiões cafeeiras de Minas Gerais
    Silvia Pizzol, CECAFE
  • Café 4C Amigo do Clima
    Gustavo Bacchi, 4C Services
  • Os desafios para a neutralidade do carbono na cadeia de valor do café
    Aguinaldo José de Lima, ABICS
  • O roteiro da Nestlé para a neutralidade do carbono
    Pedro Malta Campos, Nestlé

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2021, October - November: 4C Online Seminar Series "Sustainable Coffee Day III"

Protecting biodiversity in coffee production – 18 November 2021

  • Biodiversity loss in coffee production
    Alejandro Lozano, Fundación Humedales
  • Improving biodiversity in coffee production in Vietnam
    Viet Ha Nguyen, 4C Services
  • Protecting biodiversity in coffee landscapes through monitoring tree cover connectivity
    John Button, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
  • Coffee-Related Deforestation Risk Assessment
    Franciska Radic, Global Risk Assessment Services

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Strengthening gender equality & protecting children´s rights in the coffee sector – 4 November 2021

  • Child Labour and the Protection of Children´s Rights
    Katia Masias-Bröcker and Betina Bacelis, 4C Services
  • Mujeres Cafeteras: A Platform for Empowering Women Coffee Producers in Colombia
    María Camila López Rojas, Juan Valdez
  • Coffee Dreams Come True! A Story of Thai Ethnic Minority Women Leading a Grassroots Social Enterprise in Vietnam’s Son La Province
    Hieu Le Xuan, CARE International Vietnam

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Due Diligence and Supply Chain Requirements – 21 October 2021

  • Swiss Legislative Approach to Child Labour Due Diligence
    Myriam Ait Yahia, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
  • Due Diligence and Supply Chain Requirements in the Context of the German Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains
    Joshua Blach, Ruhr Universität Bochum
  • Implementing Supply Chain Due Diligence
    Katia Masias-Bröcker, Meo Carbon Solutions

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A Path to Coffee’s Climate Neutrality: From a Tree to a Cup – 6 October 2021

  • Every effort is needed to limit Global Warming
    Prof. Dr. Gernot Klepper, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
  • Calculation and reduction of coffee’s carbon footprint and 4C Climate Friendly Coffee certification
    Gustavo Bacchi, 4C Services and Julia Ostrowski, Meo Carbon Solutions
  • Carbon offsetting opportunities in the coffee sector
    Dr. Claudia Bulgheroni, Meo Carbon Solutions

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2021, April - June: 4C Online Seminar Series "Sustainable Coffee Day II"

Due Diligence Requirements and Their Implications for Coffee Supply Chains – 10 June 2021

  • Sustainable Coffee Production and Consumption – Statistics and Emerging Trends – Claudia Meier, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL, and Steffany Bermudez, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • The Way Forward and the Coffee Sector’s Response to EU Due Diligence Requirements – Isabelle Lemmens, European Coffee Federation
  • Implementing Coffee Supply Chain Due Diligence – Norbert Schmitz, 4C
  • EU Action on Imported Deforestation – the Need for a Pro-active Response from the Coffee Industry – Fanny Gauttier and Niels Haak, Conservation International 

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Zero-Deforestation, Biodiversity and Climate Adaptation: Safeguarding Coffee of the Future – 27 May 2021

  • Putting Science into Action – a Novel Decision Support Tool for Climate Adaptation in Coffee Communities in Central America – Christian Bunn, The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
  • How Does 4C Enable Prevention and Reduction of Coffee-Driven Deforestation? – Gustavo Bacchi, 4C
  • Biodiversity Management – Tools and Initiatives – Tobias Ludes, Global Nature Fund

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Coffee: Tasting Good, Improving Lives – 12 May 2021

  • Living income: the Concept and Current Efforts in the Coffee Sector – Christina Archer, Sustainable Food Lab
  • Empowering Women and Strengthening Gender Equality in the Coffee Sector – Katia Masias Bröcker, 4C
  • Lessons Learned from Tackling Child Labour in the Cocoa Sector – Sarah Dekkiche, International Cacao Initiative

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Coffee Global Value Chains and Sustainability – 29 April 2021

  • Robust and Credible Certification: Strengthening Sustainable Coffee Supply Chains – Myriel Camp, 4C
  • Global Coffee Development Report – Gerardo Patacconi, Head of Operations, ICO
  • The ICO Coffee Public-Private Task Force: A unique model of sector-wide collaboration – Wolfgang Weinmann, Coordinator of CPPTF ICO

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A Path to Coffee’s Climate Neutrality: From a Tree to a Cup – 15 April 2021

  • Calculation and Reduction of Coffee’s Carbon Footprint and Climate Friendly Coffee Certification – Jan Henke, Meo Carbon Solutions GmbH
  • Nestlé’s Net Zero Carbon Roadmap – Marcelo Burity, Nestlé
  • Credible Sustainability Certification of Bio and Circular Packaging with ISCC PLUS – Inna Knelsen, ISCC

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2021, January - March: Seminarios Online 4C “Jueves de Café Sostenible”

La sostenibilidad como un requisito básico para la aceptación en el mercado – 04 Marzo 2021

  • Abriendo Mercados con Certificaciones Sostenibles – Betina Bacelis, 4C Services GmbH
  • Producción y consumo de café sostenible en America Latina y el mundo – Claudia Meier, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL, y Steffany Bermudez, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • La Travesía hacia la Sostenibilidad – Orlando García, Nestlé
  • Panel de Entidades Gestoras 4C:
    • Diego Robles, Federación Nacional de Cafeteros (Colombia);
    • Orlando García, Nestlé (México) y
    • Jennifer Rojas, ED&F Man Volcafe (Perú)

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¿Cómo abordar los desafíos sociales en la producción de café? – 18 Febrero 2021

  • Mejorando las Condiciones de Vida y de Trabajo de los Pequeños Caficultores – Myriel Camp, 4C Services GmbH
  • La Ciencia de los Datos en la Lucha Contra el Trabajo Infantil – Daniele Martins, InPACTO
  • Comunidades Resilientes en Tiempos de Covid – Mayra Orellana-Powell, Alianza de Mujeres en Café, Honduras, y Catracha Coffee Company

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La huella de carbono del café y estrategias de adaptación al cambio climático – 04 de Febrero 2021

  • El Cálculo de Gases de Efecto Invernadero en las Cadenas de Suministro de Café y la Certificación de Café 4C Amigable con el Clima – Gustavo Bacchi, 4C Services GmbH
  • Caficultura Resiliente al Cambio Climático: Políticas Potenciales – Sarah Gammage, The Nature Conservancy
  • Poniendo la Ciencia en Acción – Una Novedosa Herramienta de Apoyo en la Toma de Decisiones para la Adaptación Climática en las Comunidades Cafeteras de América Central – Christian Bunn, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

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Estableciendo cadenas de suministro de café libres de deforestación y respetuosas con la biodiversidad – 21 de Enero 2021

  • 4C: Estableciendo cadenas de suministro libres de deforestación, Indira Palpa, 4C Services GmbH
  • Café y conservación: La taza de café que protege bosques, Dora Samaniego, Conservation International
  • Biodiversidad – Una aliada en el cultivo de café, Alejandro Lozano, Fundación Humedales

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2020, September - November: 4C Online Seminar Series "Sustainable Coffee Day"

Truly Green Bean: Deforestation-Free Supply Chains and Biodiversity Improvement: 30 September 2020

  • 4C: Enabling Deforestation-Free Supply Chains, Dr Norbert Schmitz, 4C Services GmbH
  • Biodiversity Protection – Essential for Coffee Cultivation, Marion Hammerl, Bodensee Stiftung
  • The Time is Now: Coffee’s Potential to Tackle Climate Change, Niels Haak, Conservation International

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Carbon Footprint of Coffee and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies: 15 October 2020

  • Coffee and Climate Change, Dr Vern Long, World Coffee Research (WCR)
  • Greenhouse Gas Calculations in Coffee Supply Chains and Climate Friendly Coffee Certification with 4C, Julia Ostrowski, Meo Carbon Solutions
  • Governing Transboundary Climate Risk in the Coffee Sector – Insights from the Brazilian-German Supply-Chain, Adis Dzebo, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

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People Matter: How to Address Social Challenges in the Coffee Production? 29 October 2020

  • Addressing Food Security in Certified Coffee Supply Chains, Dr Rafaël Schneider, Welthungerhilfe
  • Improving Working and Living Conditions for Coffee Smallholders in Colombia, Myriel Camp, 4C Services GmbH.
  • Understanding Child Labor in the Coffee Supply Chain of Smallholder Farmers in Mindanao, Philippines, Maria Concepcion Nobleza, Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

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Sustainability as a Core Requirement for Market Acceptance: 12 November 2020

  • How Do Sustainability Claims Influence Consumers Purchasing Decisions? Prof Dr Oliver Kaul, smartcon GmbH
  • Sustainability as the Basis of Long-Term Success, Stefan Dierks, Melitta Group Management GmbH & Co. KG
  • The Role of Certification in Making Coffee Sustainable, Prof Dr Gernot Klepper, Kiel Institute for the World Economy 

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Upcoming Due Diligence Requirements and Their Implications for Coffee Supply Chains: 26 November 2020

  • The Europan Coffee Federation’s Sustainability Efforts in the Light of the EU Green Deal and the EU Due Diligence Regulations, Isabelle Lemmens, European Coffee Federation
  • Perspective from a Coffee Roaster, Marcelo Burity, Nestlé
  • Swiss Referendum: Insights into the Responsible Business Initiative, Michael von Luehrte, MVL coffee
  • Certification as a Risk Mitigation Strategy, Norbert Schmitz, 4C Services GmbH

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2020, July - Introduction to the main changes in the 4C System 

The revision process of vital 4C System documents, among them the 4C Code of Conduct, was finalized on 1 July 2020. 4C conducted a series of online seminars to explain the main changes of the 4C System. To get familiar with the revised documents, please follow the link.

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