ZED Certification Scheme – Overview

ZED Assessment Parameters

50 Parameters across 10 disciplines

Objectives of ZED Scheme


Awareness and Training

Third party site-assessment

Third party consultancy (gap analysis and handholding)


ZED Maturity Assessment Model

MSME Eligible for Financial Subsidy only if the onsite assessment rating is Bronze or above

7 Step Process flow for ZED rating

Benefits of ZED Scheme for MSME

SBS approach to Consulting & Handholding

Pre-Rating Consultancy      Min: Bronze

Micro Small Medium
Formation of Clusters Formation of Clusters
Gap Assessment Gap Assessment Gap Assessment
10 Optional Parameters 10 Optional Parameters 10 Optional Parameters
Creation of Talent Pool Creation of In-house Talent Creating In-house Talent Pool
Training & Handholding Training & Handholding Training & Handholding
Readiness Review Readiness Review Readiness Review
Resolving assessment queries Resolving assessment queries
Cluster facilitation by OEM Cluster facilitation by OEM
OEM Talent Pool involvement OEM Talent Pool involvement OEM Talent Pool support
Support for ZED Registration Support for ZED Registration <3 months
3-5 months 3-5 months Can leverage to Silver*