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Upcoming Training Dates:

2 – 3 August 2018, Bogota, Colombia
The venue and agenda will be published shortly

9 – 10 August 2018, Piracicaba, Brasil
The venue and agenda will be published shortly

10 – 11 September 2018, Vietnam
The venue and agenda will be published shortly

12 – 13 September 2018, Indonesia
The venue and agenda will be published shortly

27 – 28 September 2018, Kenya
The venue and agenda will be published shortly

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4C Code and Verification System Training


The training goals are to provide an overview about the 4C Code of Conduct, to introduce the new verification report and new verification procedures.

Day 1: Understanding of 4C Code of Conduct, including all requirements related to Internal Management System (IMS), unacceptable practices (UAPs) and the principles within the Economic, Social and Environmental dimensions applicable to the different elements of the supply chain (coffee production, mills, warehousing and trading).

Day 2: Verification procedures, including the new version of the 4C Verification Regulations and the new verification report template. Also included, is the new procedure regarding evaluation of reports and 4C license recommendation and decision process. Another topic is the assessment of no go areas and land use change. This includes the presentation of a tool to facilitate risk analysis and land use assessment to support the verification plan.
Working group sessions round up all two days.

Benefits at a glance

  • Find out how the 4C system can be a solution provider for sustainable coffee supply chains;
  • Learn about the improvements implemented into the 4C system;
  • Familiarize yourself with requirements and new verification procedures;
  • Find out about the 4C logo use and claims.

Target groups
Certification bodies, auditors, managing entities of 4C Units, company representatives, NGOs, research bodies and authorities

Important note
The participation in the 4C training is a mandatory requirement for all lead verifiers before they can conduct verifications under the 4C scheme. Lead verifiers that are already conducting 4C verifications must participate in one 4C trainings until end of December 2018. Please see above the list of upcoming trainings. Further dates will be scheduled and published if confirmed.

Fees for the 4C training
680 € (Euros) + VAT (19%)
Payment and cancellation policy (link to the page “Registration for trainings”)

General note
4C trainings are open for all interested parties
4C trainings are held in English (if not stated otherwise)
The training documents are provided to all participants at the beginning of the training in electronic form (USB-stick)
Participants should bring their laptops to the training.
Please note that an Attestation of Participation can only be issued for participants who attend the entire training to the end and also actively participate in the group work.