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Green Compass Scheme

The Green Compass scheme allows you to achieve compliance with PAS 402:2013 through independent inspection and verification.

The Green Compass Scheme

This scheme was developed by a working group which included nine waste management companies and in conjunction with UKAS accredited inspection bodies, will provide independent verification of the performance data reported by waste management organisations against PAS 402:2013

PAS 402:2013 requires a waste resource management organisation report how it conducts its waste management activities and the landfill diversion and materials recovery rates it achieves. The Green Compass Scheme verifies this data. 



The Green Compass Scheme is applicable to waste management organisations that process construction, industrial, commercial or household waste, for example, at a transfer station, treatment facility or disposal site. It is not applicable to a waste management organisation that operates solely as a waste carrier or waste broker. 

Inspection Process

Independent inspection provides recognition that a waste management organisation has met the requirements of PAS 402:2013 and verifies the performance data therein.

Accreditation of the Green Compass inspection bodies is undertaken by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), who also accredit the ISO 14001, ISO 9000 certification bodies, EMAS verifiers and acorn inspection bodies in the U.K. This helps to emphasise the credibility of the scheme and provides reassurance to the participants and their customers.

Waste management organisations that are successful will be issued with a Green Compass certificate and will need to be re-inspected and continue as existing every 12 months in order to maintain a valid certificate, use of the logo, and added to the website. Organisations that are issued with a certificate will be entered onto the Green Compass database.

A Green Compass company will benefit from regular contact with Green Compass 2015 keeping your organisation on track and sharing new ideas ensuring your business continually operates at industry best practice levels. 

Green Compass UKAS Accredited Inspection Bodies 

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Tarian Inspection Services

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Blaenau Ffestiniog
LL41 4UG

Website: www.tarian.org
E-mail: david@inspections.org.uk
Telephone: 0845 8388 543

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Want to become a Green Compass Inspection Body?

If you are interested in applying to become a Green Compass approved inspection body please contact us on info@greencompass.org