REAL's Certification Scheme
for quality composts


Compost Certification Scheme

Compost Certification Scheme provides assurance to consumers, farmers, food producers and retailers that quality compost is safe, reliable and of consistent high quality. Compost is produced by composting organic materials and the Scheme provides means for compost producers to become certified against the BSI PAS100 and Compost Quality Protocol. The certified compost is no longer considered to be waste and have achieved a product status.


Latest News:

  • CCS update for members - July 2017

    Please find below the July 2017 CCS members update email. We provided an update on the most recent CCS Producers' Forum meeting and PAS100 revision progress, and we announced that a third certification body had been appointed...

    Posted: 11 July, 2017

  • REAL appoints a third certification body

    We would like to announce that we have appointed a third certification body to provide certification services under the Compost Certification Scheme (CCS). Aardvark Certification Ltd submitted a very strong tender response last year when we invited certification bodies to tender for this role...

    Posted: 10 July, 2017

  • PAS100 training course in November

    The Organics Recycling Group is running a one-day course focused on the PAS 100 and REAL Compost Certification Scheme. The course is targeted at the composter’s personnel who are involved in the establishment implementaion, maintenance and improvement of the PAS 100 quality management system...

    Posted: 7 July, 2017