"Let's think about making our product which has 'zero defect'….. and 'zero effect' so that the manufacturing does not have an adverse effect on our environment" - Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi


The ZED Maturity Assessment Model has been conceived and structured to offer graded benchmark levels of an organisation's performance through a set of standard enabler and outcome parameters focusing on quality and environmental performances. It aims to rate and handhold all...

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• ZED Rating will be a credible recognition of the industry for International Customers and Foreign Direct Investors seeking investments in India
• ZED is likely to be made as a benchmark for suppliers to PSUs and Defence Offsets
• Rating can be shown on e-commerce...

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There are 50 parameters on which the MSMEs will be assessed and rated.
The MSME applicant is required to comply with identified 20 essential parameters & at least 10 other parameters (as per the MSMEs domain competency, i.e. sector of operation and type of industry). Hence, the...

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The MSMEs will be assessed & rated on defined enabler & outcome parameters on operational level indicators. The organisational level indicators are useful pointers towards implementing a ZED Maturity Assessment Model at the operational level. These indicators may include...

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An organization applying to be evaluated on the ZED Maturity Assessment Model shall demonstrate and will be assessed on the following parameters at the operational level:
Enablers for Product Quality, Enablers for Emission, Effluent & Waste Disposal Activities, Enablers for Resource Management, Outcomes

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  • ZED Process flow
  • Awareness & Training
  • Self-assessment
  • Desktop assessment
  • Site assessment
  • ZED rating and certification
  • Gap analysis and handholding & Surveillance
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Registration/Online Self Assessment
(For MSME)
Register for Awareness Programmes
(For MSME)
Register for Training Programmes
(For Master Trainers/Assessors/Consultants)


  • ZED was showcased at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017 on January 9-13, 2017
  • Training of MSME Officials was conducted by QCI from November 3-5, 2016 at NIMSME, Hyderabad.
  • ZED Certification Scheme was launched by Hon'ble PM Shri Narendra Modi on 18th October, 2016 at Ludhiana.
  • ZED was showcased at DefExpo 2016 held from 28 - 31 March 2016 at Naqueri Quitol in Quepem Taluka of South Goa, India.
  • ZED Cell workshop conducted in TATA Chemicals at Noida.
  • ZED Pilot Report was Released at Make In India Week, 2016.
  • ZED participated in Make in India week held in Mumbai from 13-18 Feb, 2016
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