News from the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

The latest news from the Biofertiliser industry

  • BCS Scheme Rules - consultation responses

    The draft version of the BCS Scheme Rules (version 6) was sent for consultation to certified operators, the certification bodies, and members of the Technical Advisory Committee in summer 2020. Thank you to all of you who provided us with comments & suggestions, which we found very useful. We collated & reviewed all of the responses and you can find the record of this process below...

    Posted: 1 March, 2021

  • BCS Scheme Rules version 6 issued today

    Revision of the rules Last year, we reviewed and revised the BCS Scheme Rules. A revised draft version was circulated for consultation to all certified operators, certification bodies, and TAC members. Following this consultation period and further discussions with stakeholders, we have now finalised the new version of the rules. Version 6 is available below...

    Posted: 1 March, 2021

  • BCS Update- February 2021

    Please find attached the latest news from BCS...

    Posted: 26 February, 2021

  • Understanding PAS110 in Full Course- REA

    REA Organics is running 2 x 2 hour webinar course on the 4th & 5th March focused on the requirements of PAS 110, the AD Quality Protocol and the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS) Rules requirements. The course is targeted at the AD operator’s personnel who are involved in the implementation, establishment, maintenance, and improvement of the quality management system...

    Posted: 23 February, 2021

  • Covid-19 Audit Update- February

    In consultation with the Environmental Regulators and the Certification Bodies in January 2021, and in light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, we have agreed the following concerning annual/renewal audits going forwards. We have agreed that both remote inspections and on-site/physical inspections will continue...

    Posted: 17 February, 2021

  • Tendering Results

    We are very pleased to announce that following a tender process, REAL has reappointed Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), NSF Certification, and Aardvark Certification Ltd (ACL) as certification bodies for the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme (BCS)...

    Posted: 12 February, 2021

  • The first project of the Research Hub is now LIVE!

    REAL are very pleased to announce that the first project of the Research Hub: ‘The development of a Research Library for the Organics Recycling industry’ is complete, and the Research Library, an online platform compiled of research undertaken across the composting and anaerobic digestion industries, with effort being focussed particularly on the past decade and on research ...

    Posted: 26 January, 2021

  • Market Development Working Group Chair Opportunity!

    REAL are seeking to appoint a new Market Development Working Group (MDWG) chair to work alongside the current chair, Anna Becvar. The MDWG is the working group, authorised by REAL, to provide industry with the opportunity to build and develop new and existing markets for quality compost and biofertiliser...

    Posted: 15 January, 2021

  • Biofertiliser Certification Scheme Newsletter - December 2020

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Biofertiliser Certification Scheme this week. News included; the second project of the Research Hub, the ADQP Review outcome and Covid-19 audits. We shared our updated cost comparison analysis, recently published BCS Sampling Guidance and the PT Programme EOI & TID...

    Posted: 18 December, 2020

  • 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 BCS 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