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News for 2016

An archive of Compost Certification Scheme News

  • Facebook group created for Scheme members

    Following on from our recent Compost Certification Scheme Producers’ Forum meeting, we set up a Facebook group for the Scheme! This ‘closed’ group should allow members to comment and share their opinions on certain subjects, such as a potential review/revision of PAS100...

    Posted: 10 November, 2016

  • CCS Producers' Forum fourth meeting - Notes

    Thank you to everyone who attended the fourth meeting of the Compost Certification Scheme Producers’ Forum in August. We welcome new ideas and opinions at the Forum meetings as they can both prompt stimulating discussions, and help shape the future of the Scheme...

    Posted: 28 September, 2016

  • Compost Certification Scheme Producers’ Forum

    The next CCS Producers’ Forum will be taking place on 18th August at The Trinity Centre which is situated in the Cambridge Science Park. We are hoping that this location will be suitable for many operators...

    Posted: 20 July, 2016

  • Important changes to how the Scheme operates

    From the beginning of July onwards, all compost samples sent by CCS operators to the CCS Appointed Laboratories for certification purposes will need to be labelled and accompanied by a new PAS100 Compost Analysis Request Form...

    Posted: 23 June, 2016

  • Tendering results

    We are very pleased to announce that following a tender process REAL has reappointed Organics Farmers & Growers (OF&G) and NSF Certification as certification bodies for the Compost Certification Scheme (CCS)...

    Posted: 6 June, 2016

  • Further updates to CCS complaints procedures

    REAL CCS has created a new Product Complaint Investigation Report Form for CCS Certification Bodies to fill out after an investigation into a product complaint. More information regarding this can be found on our website here under ‘Product Complaints’...

    Posted: 11 May, 2016

  • How to make a complaint about the CCS laboratories

    REAL CCS has updated the website to include some information about raising a complaint against one of the CCS Appointed Laboratories...

    Posted: 14 April, 2016

  • Reports published by WRAP and the Soil Association

    CCS has updated the Technical Information page of the website with highly anticipated reports published by WRAP and the Soil Association. These reports may prove to be useful for certified operators and contractors...

    Posted: 13 April, 2016

  • Tender Invitation for certification services

    Provision of certification services under Compost Certification Scheme REAL wish to appoint a number of certifying bodies (number not specified) to run REAL’s Compost Certification Scheme on its behalf...

    Posted: 5 January, 2016