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4C Code of Conduct and Certification System Trainings 2021

Description of 4C Online Trainings 2020 (update for 2021 to follow soon)

4C Online Trainings 2020 offer a crucial update on the latest revision of the 4C Code of Conduct and guides its participants through the certification process, ensuring better understanding and implementation of the new audit requirements and procedures. It also covers an increasingly important chain of custody certification, and much more.

4C Online Training consists of the following modules:

  • Module I: 4C Code of Conduct and its Story: Robustness and Continuous Improvement
  • Module II: 4C Certification Process for Coffee Production: From Risk Assessment and Audit to Issuance of Certificates
  • Module III: 4C Supply Chain Traceability and Certification Process for Chain of Custody

Download a detailed agenda for the 4C Online Training 2020: EN.

Target groups

  • Auditors
  • Companies, including existing Managing Entities of 4C Units and interested producer cooperatives and associations, traders and exporters, as well as roasters, retailers and brand owners
  • NGOs and research bodies
  • Authorities
  • Other interested parties

Important note: During 4C Online Trainings, relevant improvements in the 4C Certification System will be presented. We highly recommend participation in a 4C Training to all auditors and other users of the 4C System to get familiar with the new procedures and their implementation, as well as deepen your understanding of the 4C System requirements.

Auditors who wish to become approved 4C: By participating in this training, candidates can become 4C auditors, subject to 4C evaluation of further documentation.

Training options


You can choose one of the three available options mentioned above.

Regular fee*:

  • Option 1 (complete training): 680,00 EURO
  • Option 2: 480,00 EURO
  • Option 3: 480,00 EURO

*Not including VAT (applicable for companies located in Germany).

Get your EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of 15% for all registering 30 days prior to the first day of the respective 4C Training!

Additionally, a group discount scheme is available:

Only applicable for more than one participant from the same company in the same training. For the certification bodies, this applies to auditors under the same contract with 4C Services GmbH.

No. of participants: 2  → 20%
No. of participants: 3-4 → 30%
No. of participants: 5-9 → 40%
No. of participants: 10 or more → 50%

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General notes

The training documents will be sent to the participants before the training. To enable successful participation in online trainings, participants need a computer/laptop and a stable Internet connection.

Please note that an Attestation of Participation can only be issued for participants who attend the modules they registered for to the end and also actively participate in the group work sessions.

Additional information: throughout the year 4C will offer stakeholder webinars to provide an opportunity for all interested actors to get the latest insights on the topic of sustainability and coffee supply chains and participate in a fruitful discussion in the end. Click here for more information and registration.

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