ZED Certification

Government of India has launched a new scheme for MSME Sector called “Financial Support to MSMEs in ZED Certification Scheme”. The ZED Certification Model is designed for the manufacturing sector. The purpose of the project is to promote Zero Defect and Zero Effect (ZED) production in small, medium and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and evaluate ZED for their certification.

Eligibility of ZED CERTIFICATE

All MSMEs registered with the UDYAM Registration will be eligible to participate in MSME Sustainable (ZED) certification and receive related benefits / incentives.

MSMEs can apply for certification in any one of the following three levels :

Certification Level 1: BRONZE (5 Parameters)

Certification Level 2: SILVER (14 Parameters)

Certification Level 3: GOLD (20 Parameters)

An organization applying for a specific certification level under the MSME Sustainable (ZED) Scheme will be evaluated on the following parameters as Bronze / Silver / Gold is applicable


S. No. Parameters Bronze Silver Gold
1 Leadership
2 Swachh Workplace
3 Occupational (Workplace) Safety
4 Measurement of Timely Delivery
5 Quality Management
6 Human Resource Management
7 Daily Works Management
8 Planned Maintenance & Calibration
9 Process Control
10 Product Quality & Safety (Testing / Certification)
11 Material Management
12 Energy Management
13 Environment Management
14 Measurement and Analysis
15 Supply Chain Management
16 Risk Management
17 Waste Management (Muda, Mura, Muri)
18 Technology Selection & Upgradation
19 Natural Resource Conservation
20 Corporate Social Responsibility



The certificate issued will be valid for 3 years. After the expiry of the validity of the ZED Certificate, MSMEs can go for Renewal of their ZED Certification.


Certification Level 1: BRONZE : Rs.10,000/-

Certification Level 2: SILVER   : Rs. 40,000/-

Certification Level 3: GOLD      : Rs. 90,000/-

Subsidy on Cost of Certification

 An MSME unit will get subsidy as per the following structure, on the cost of certification:

  1. Micro Enterprises: 80%
  2. Small Enterprises: 60%
  3. Medium Enterprises: 50%

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