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For further Information please contact:

JI/CDM Certification Program
Langemarckstrasse 20
45141 Essen


+49 (0)201 825-3329


+49 (0)201 825-2139






Within the TN JI/CDM Certification Program responsibilities are allocated according to the following scheme: 

Individual responsibilities

A) TÜV NORD CERT Management




Managing Directors

Mr. U. Theike

Phone:      +49 (0)201 825-2005

Fax:          +49 (0)201 825-3290

E-Mail:       utheike@tuev-nord.de


Mr. W. Wielpütz

Phone:      +49 (0)201 825-3334

Fax:          +49 (0)201 825-3290

E-Mail:      wwielpuetz@tuev-nord.de

B) TÜV NORD CERT Quality Management Representative





Mr. Dr. M. Deter

Phone:      +49 (0)421 4498-408

Fax:          +49 (0)201 825-698310

E-Mail:      mdeter@tuev-nord.de

C) TÜV NORD JI/CDM CP Operations




Head of JI/CDM Certification Program

Mr. R. Winter

Phone:      +49 (0)201 825-3329

Fax:          +49 (0)201 825-2139

E-Mail:      rwinter@tuev-nord.de

Deputy head of JI/CDM Certification Program

Mr. S. Winter

Phone:      +49 (0)201 825-2392

Fax:          +49 (0)201 825-2139

E-Mail:      swinter@tuev-nord.de

Quality Manager Climate Change (IQM)

Ms. I. Köster

Phone:      +49 (0)511 9986-2630

Fax:          +49 (0)511 9986-1590

E-Mail:      inkoester@tuev-nord.de


Mr. S. Friesen

Phone:      +49 (0)201 825-2758

Fax:          +49 (0)201 825-2139

E-Mail:      sfriesen@tuev-nord.de

Project Coordinator


Ms. S. Pasch

Phone:      +49 (0)201 825-2814

Fax:          +49 (0)201 825-2139

E-Mail:      proposals.carbon@tuev-nord.de

Complaints, Disputes and Appeals

TÜV NORD CERT GmbH publishes on its Internet webpage the company’s Complaints and Appeals Management Procedure (see: “Download”). The following remarks only apply to additional aspects within the framework of the TÜV NORD JI/CDM Certification Program.

Complaints, appeals and disputes (CAD) can occur in different phases of the project. Possible CADs are:

·      Comments received  by parties, stakeholders and UNFCCC accredited NGO’s,

·      CAD received from national authorities or host parties,

·      Comments on assessments of the CP,

·      Handling of CAR and FAR,

·      Not meeting agreed timelines.


The head of CP is responsible to collect all information about such complaints, appeals and disputes and ensure that they are noted in the form “Handling of Non-Conformities”. The Head of CP can be supported by the Internal Quality Manager (IQM) Thus, all CAD which are received in a TÜV NORD subsidiary regarding VVC activities for CDM, JI or VO projects shall be submitted immediately to the head of CP and the IQM by using the form above.

He/she is also responsible with assistance by the IQM:

·      to communicate with the organization of the CAD regarding the course of action,

·      to discuss the open points with the project developer/project participants as well as – if necessary – with the UNFCCC and interested stakeholders,

·      to initiate corrections

·      to ensure evaluation of root cause analysis if deemed necessary (please refer to the section ‘Root cause analysis’ in this procedure)

·      to lay down corrective actions and

·      to control the corrective actions and check their effectiveness.

·      to define preventive actions if deemed necessary (please refer to the section ‘Preventive action’ in this procedure)

·      to check the effectiveness of the preventive action if necessary.

All CAD will also be forwarded by the head of CP, assisted by the IQM, via the internal complaint management system of TÜV NORD CERT GmbH to the head of the respective organizational unit. All CADs will be archived in the internal complaint management system. Thus, all CAD can be tracked. In case this system is not operational, an internal system shall be implemented.

In case CADs are addressing the work of a subsidiary, the CAD will be forwarded to the responsible personnel of the subsidiary. The head of CP is responsible to track, whether corresponding actions have been taken.

In case CADs are addressing the head of CP, the responsible person will be defined by the QMR in compliance with the structure of TÜV NORD CERT GmbH.

Thus, it will be guaranteed, that the person the CAD is addressing will not be involved in the handling of CAD.

In case the head of the CP is not available to address the CAD, the responsibility is taken by the deputy head. In this case all communication is to be made available to the head of the CP.

If a dispute or complaint can not be solved the Advisory Board of TÜV NORD CERT GmbH may act as arbitration body as described on the TÜV NORD CERT GmbH Internet webpage. The arbitration body may include additional neutral persons or experts as agreed upon by the appellant and the JI/CDM Certification Program but shall at least include one person from JI/CDM CP as well as one person from the appellant’s side who were not involved to the subject of the appeal.

All CAD are assessed whether or in which way they have to be made public (internet, protocols, reports) or have to be addressed to in bilateral way.

In case of appeals, the responsible person is the Head of CP.

Impartiality Policy

TÜV NORD works in a credible, independent, non-discriminatory and transparent manner. The structure of TÜV NORD CERT GmbH and its associated bodies safeguards impartiality of its operations. JI/CDM CP clearly defines the links with other parts of the company, subsidiaries and associated bodies to demonstrate that no conflicts of interest exist. TÜV NORD CERT GmbH assures in all its activities that it is not involved in any commercial, financial or other processes which might influence its independent judgement or endanger trust in its independence and integrity.

TÜV NORD JI/CDM CP bases findings and conclusions upon objective evidence and conducts all activities in connection with the validation and verification processes in accordance with the applicable rules and procedures of the applicable GHG scheme.

All reports shall truthfully and accurately reflect the validation or verification activities, findings and conclusions.

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