Accreditation & Assurance

The Global Coffee Platform has outsourced and decentralized the assurance services of the Baseline Common Code to accredited operators which have to comply with defined accreditation criteria through an independent mechanism. The operating assurance systems have embedded the Baseline Common Code and provide verification, certification or other innovative, accepted and credible ways of compliance.

As of April 2016, all specific services related to 4C verification – such as issuing of licenses, verification visits, trainings, and commercial reporting - are delivered to 4C Units, roasters and other customers by the newly founded Coffee Assurance Services GmbH & Co. KG.

For more information on the 4C Verification System, please visit Coffee Assurance Services.