Structure of the scheme

The Compostable Materials Certification Scheme (CMCS) is owned and administered by Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL). All applications to the scheme are made to REAL.

REAL appoints certification bodies to perform the conformity assessments. More information about the certification bodies can be found on their websites below:

The testing of product samples is performed by independent laboratories. These laboratories are approved by the certification bodies and only test reports produced by these facilities can be used for certification purposes.

Find out more in our 'How the scheme works' document available to download here.