News from the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

The latest news from the Biofertiliser industry

  • 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. From this month, the Certification Bodies will be scheduling on-site audits, where possible, and remote audits will continue to take place where necessary e.g...

    Posted: 7 August, 2020

  • Tendering for the provision of certification services under the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

    REAL is seeking to appoint a number of certifying bodies (number not specified) to run REAL’s Biofertiliser Certification Scheme on its behalf. REAL aims to provide the industry’s leading independent digestate certification scheme ensuring it is robust, efficient, and effective...

    Posted: 17 July, 2020

  • BCS News Update- July 2020

    Please find attached the latest news for BCS Operators...

    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. The audits will be led by Graham Howell, who has extensive research and development experience related to the PAS 100/110 test methods...

    Posted: 26 May, 2020

  • Biofertiliser Certification Scheme Spring '20 Newsletter

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Biofertiliser 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. We also shared news on the Laboratory Approval Scheme, the BCS Approved Laboratories reappointment for 2020 and an update from our Market Development Working Group...

    Posted: 22 May, 2020

  • BCS News Update- April 2020

    Please find attached the latest news update for BCS operators...

    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. We are currently in discussion with the Certification Bodies and Environmental Regulators regarding our views on maintaining end-of-waste and temporary certification in expectancy of further announcements. We will make all operators aware of any changes to the Scheme position...

    Posted: 20 March, 2020

  • BCS News Update- February 2020

    Please find attached the latest news update for BCS 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 Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (and Compost Certification Scheme) The Laboratory Approval Scheme (LAS) document sets out the respective responsibilities of REAL, the Certification Bodies (CBs) appointed under the Schemes, and the Approved Laboratories...

    Posted: 23 January, 2020