REAL's Certification Scheme
for quality composts


News from the Compost Certification Scheme

The latest news from the compost industry

  • PAS 100 workshops & meetings

    Several workshops and meetings will be taking place over the next few weeks in London as the public consultation period closes for the revision of PAS 100. These events have been set up for the Review Panel to discuss specific issues raised during the consultation phases of the revision process...

    Posted: 10 January, 2018

  • BSI consults on revision of the compost quality standard

    BSI consults on revision of the compost quality standard British Standards Institution (BSI) has opened a Public Consultation on the revision of the compost quality standard PAS 100 The Compost Certification Scheme had consulted with stakeholders including compost producers, customers and en...

    Posted: 18 December, 2017

  • PAS 100 Public Consultation

    The Public Consultation on the revision of PAS 100:2011 commenced on 22nd November 2017. A draft version of PAS 100:2018 has now been published on the BSI website and can be accessed here. The public consultation period will last for 6 weeks ending on 12th January 2018...

    Posted: 1 December, 2017

  • REAL is looking to hire a Technical Manager!

    Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd (REAL) is currently looking to hire an individual to fill a new and exciting position as Technical Manager for the Compost and Biofertiliser Certification Schemes...

    Posted: 25 October, 2017

  • CCS update for members - September 2017

    Please find below the September 2017 CCS members update email (this email was sent out in October). We informed members that minutes from relevant meetings and a revised guidance document had been published on the CCS website...

    Posted: 13 October, 2017

  • Environment Agency release statement supporting the CCS

    The Environment Agency has recently released a statement in support of the Compost Certification Scheme and PAS100 revision: 'The Environment Agency supports the current scheme and we are working together to consider the proposals...

    Posted: 15 September, 2017

  • CCS publish first annual report!

    The Compost Certification Scheme has published the first annual report providing an overview of the scheme in 2016. In summary, there were a total of 178 certified processes in the UK in December 2016...

    Posted: 8 September, 2017

  • 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