ZED or Zero Defect, Zero Effect  scheme

ZED or Zero Defect, Zero Effect  scheme

ZED or Zero Defect, Zero Effect  scheme is for MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) Sector to increase the quality of products matching global standards. The main objective of ZED or Zero Defect, Zero Effect  scheme  is to reduce the bad effect of products on the environment. This scheme will help contribute to the environment as well.

Under the scheme, MSME sector is urged to make products with “Zero Defect” and “Zero Effect” on the environment, thus improving the brand image of the country. The prime minister also asked the MSME sector to make products at par with global standards.

  • The objective of the scheme for promotion of Zero Defect and Zero Effect (ZED) manufacturing amongst micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and ZED Assessment for their certification so as to: 
    • Develop an Ecosystem for Zero Defect Manufacturing in MSMEs. 
    • Promote adaptation of Quality tools/systems and Energy Efficient manufacturing. 
    • Enable MSMEs for manufacturing of quality products. 
    • Encourage MSMEs to constantly upgrade their quality standards in products and processes. 
    • Drive manufacturing with adoption of Zero Defect production processes and without impacting the environment. 
    • Support ‘Make in India’ campaign. 
    • Develop professionals in the area of ZED manufacturing and certification. 

Under the scheme, the MSME companies which follow the guidelines and meet the standards set by the ZED will award ZED certification along with several benefits.

Benefits of ZED certification

  • Credible recognition of the industry for international customers seeking investment in India
  • Streamlined operations and lower costs
  • Superior quality, reduced rejection, and higher revenues
  • Increased environmental & social benefits
  • Additional employment generation

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