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News for 2020

An archive of Compost Certification Scheme News

  • Covid-19 Audit Update- December (Wales)

    REAL currently have an agreement in place with all Environmental Regulators where there is a temporary amendment to the CCS Scheme rules which allows for remote inspections and on-site/physical inspections, to take place. The position was reviewed in July and extended in August...

    Posted: 18 December, 2020

  • Compost Certification Scheme Newsletter - December

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme this week. News included the second project of the Research Hub, the CQP Review outcome, and Covid-19 audits. We shared our updated cost comparison analysis and the PT Programme EOI & TID...

    Posted: 18 December, 2020

  • CQP Review and CCS December Update

    Please find attached the latest news for CCS Producers...

    Posted: 15 December, 2020

  • Tendering for the provision of a proficiency testing programme for REAL BCS and CCS Laboratories

    REAL is seeking to appoint a contractor to develop and deliver a proficiency testing (PT) programme for REAL approved laboratories under the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS) and Compost Certification Scheme (CCS)...

    Posted: 14 December, 2020

  • 2020 Cost Comparison Analysis

    We have recently updated our 2018 cost comparison analysis, which compares the average annuals costs for renewal of certification (including research fees) and deployment of waste composts in England...

    Posted: 12 November, 2020

  • The Research Hub website is live!

    We are delighted to announce that the REAL CCS/BCS Research Hub website has been launched! You can access the website here or by using realresearchhub.org.uk. The Research Hub website is the central communication platform for all Research Hub related news and developments...

    Posted: 30 October, 2020

  • Covid-19 Audit Update- October

    In consultation with the Environmental Regulators and the Certification Bodies in September, and in light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, we have agreed the following concerning annual/renewal audits going forwards...

    Posted: 13 October, 2020

  • CCS Update- October 2020

    Please find attached the latest news for CCS Producers...

    Posted: 13 October, 2020

  • PT Scheme Expression of Interest Document

    We recently circulated an Expression of Interest document which has been designed to help REAL assess the technical feasibility and financial viability of developing an independently run proficiency testing (PT) programme for the scheme specific methods specific methods...

    Posted: 16 September, 2020

  • REAL CCS & BCS 2019 Annual Report

    Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) has published its fourth annual report for the Compost Certification Scheme, providing an overview of the scheme and summary of scheme developments in 2019. In summary, there were a total of 182 processes certified under the CCS and approximately 1...

    Posted: 4 September, 2020

  • CCS Update- September 2020

    Please find attached the latest news for CCS Producers...

    Posted: 4 September, 2020

  • Covid-19 Audit Update

    In consultation with the Environmental Regulators and the Certification Bodies, and in light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, we have agreed the following concerning annual/renewal audits going forwards...

    Posted: 7 August, 2020

  • CCS Update- July 2020

    Please find attached the latest news for CCS Producers...

    Posted: 17 July, 2020

  • Appointment of a new Independent Laboratory Auditor

    We are pleased to announce that through an open tender process, we have appointed the Open University to carry out independent audits to check the CCS and BCS Approved Laboratories’ conformance with their Terms and Conditions...

    Posted: 26 May, 2020

  • Compost Certification Scheme Spring '20 Newsletter

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme this week. We announced the contractor of the first project of the Research Hub and the appointment of our new Independent Laboratory Auditor...

    Posted: 22 May, 2020

  • CCS Update- April 2020

    Please find attached the latest news for CCS Producers...

    Posted: 9 April, 2020

  • REAL COVID-19 Update

    *UPDATE 31/03/2020: In line with Government advice, on-site inspections are no longer taking place...

    Posted: 20 March, 2020

  • CCS Update- February 2020

    Please find attached the latest news update for CCS producers...

    Posted: 2 March, 2020

  • The Research Hub - submit a Research Project Proposal

    Scheme participants, as well as industry stakeholders, can influence the work of the Hub through the submission of a Research Project Proposal. REAL has issued a second call for Research Project Proposals to be submitted to the Hub – REAL welcome your research ideas...

    Posted: 24 January, 2020

  • REAL Laboratory Approval Scheme

    REAL has recently developed a new framework for laboratories approved to undertake testing on the Compost Certification Scheme (and Biofertiliser Certification Scheme) The Laboratory Approval Scheme (LAS) document sets out the respective responsibilities of REAL, the Certification Bodies (CBs) ap...

    Posted: 23 January, 2020