Quality Compost (PAS 100 & CQP)
Certification bodiesThese are the bodies providing certification services on behalf of REAL.
Revised list of REAL approved laboratoriesThis article contains the latest revised version of the list of REAL approved laboratories
Actions you are expected to take in the vent of any test failureHow to comply with the PAS100 requirements in the event of any test failures during routine sampling regime, as per section 16 of PAS100:2011
Independent sampling – update January 2014
Procedures in the event of independent sampling failureIn light of the independent sample test failures experienced to date REAL is introducing the following procedures in the event of Independent sample failures.
Composters on REAL's Compost Certification SchemeKey details on the composters producing PAS 100 and PAS 100 + CQP certified composts, plus other composters working towards initial certification. Kept up to date month to month by REAL.
REAL Independent Sampling Scheme 2013REAL informs the composters on the Scheme about the appoach adopted under the independent sampling scheme 2013
REAL's Compost Certification Scheme RulesCompost Certification Scheme Rules ~ Issue 1 Revision 6 ~ 20th September 2012.
REAL's Compost Certification Scheme template documentsREAL's Compost Certification Scheme template documents and scheme rules can be downloaded from this webpage.
Independent sampling - TENDERTENDER INVITATION
Independent sampling services – REAL Compost Certification Scheme
Communication about composters with an expired certificateREAL encourages the composters to maintain their PAS 100/PAS 100&CQP certficate up to date.
AfOR approved labs' work to improve test results repeatability and reproducibilityOver the past months the approved laboratories have made considerable progress to improve the labs’ current procedures, as well as test results repeatability and reproducibility.
New edition of the Compost Quality Protocol publishedThe new edition of the Compost Quality Protocol was published on 1st August 2012. AfOR highlights the key changes made to this protocol and the transitional arrangements for certification.
Making a complaint about a certified productThis item explains how compost customerrs can make a complaint about a certified compost if they are unsatisfied with the product quality.
Update on inter-laboratory trial results and AfOR's related actionsThe inter-lab trial has now been completed. AfOR explains the actions that are being taken to improve reproducibiliy amongst the labs.
AfOR appoints Certification Bodies for its Compost Certification SchemeAfOR is delighted to announce that after a competitive tendering exercise, Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G) and NSF-CMi Certification Ltd, have been re-appointed to fulfil this essential service as the independent site auditors and assessors of companies who are seeking to achieve certification to PAS 100 and the Compost Quality Protocol (CQP).
Update on recent progress made with the inter-lab trialAfOR explains what progress has been made on the inter-lab trial that involves 6 approved laboratories.
AfOR invites certification bodies to tender for the provision of Compost Certification Services on its behalfAfOR has invited a number of certification bodies (including the existing ones Organic Farmers & Growers and NSF-CMI) to bid for the provision of certification services under AfOR Compost Certification Scheme.
AfOR appoints independent sampling contractorsAfOR is seeking to appoint one or a number of independent contractors to carry out independent sample taking on behalf of the Association in the Northern, Central and Southern regions of the UK, according to sections 23.3 and 23.4 of AfOR Compost Certification Scheme rules.
REAL Compost Certification Scheme - IntroductionIntroduction to REAL's Compost Certification Scheme aligned to PAS 100 and the Compost Quality Protocol.
Applying for initial certification - key stepsApplying for certification can be daunting so REAL has devised a set of steps to take to make the process easier.
Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) PAS 100 – Free Consultancy SupportZero Waste Scotland is funding 2 days free consultancy support to those Scottish composters seeking certification of complaince with PAS 100:2011.
PAS 100:2011Introduction to PAS 100:2011 and how to obtain your copy.
Q&As on the requirements of PAS 100:2011This Questions and Answers section provides guidance on some of the requirements of PAS 100:2011.
Testing compost and soil ~ laboratoriesREAL's Compost Certification Scheme requires participating compost producers to send compost samples for testing only at laboratories approved by REAL.
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