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Dr. Norbert Schmitz (4C)

Impact of Sustainability Certification!

  • What is the state of affairs with respect to sustainability certification?
  • What are the roles and limitations of sustainability certification?
  • What are the lessons learned?
  • How to move ahead?


CV Dr. Norbert Schmitz: 

Norbert Schmitz has studied Business Administration at the University of Cologne in Germany where he also acquired his PhD. He has worked several years for a leading European management consultancy before setting up Meo Carbon Solutions, a Germany based management consultancy focussing on sustainability, climate change and natural resources. While working with Meo, Norbert initiated a multi-stakeholder process to develop ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification). Recently, he has worked intensively on facilitating the use of remote sensing data and biodiversity information to support risk assessment and verification of land use change in audit procedures with the aim to support companies in setting up deforestation free supply chains. Norbert is a Member of the Board of 4C Services.



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From coffee traders and brokers to coffee roasters and producers of instant coffee, decaffeinators, coffee machine and roasting machine manufacturers to logistics companies, laboratories and sustainability organisations - at the German Coffee Association we all sit round the same table, to support the interests of our members and of coffee.

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Deutscher Kaffeeverband e.V.
Steinhöft 5-7
20459 Hamburg


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