ZED (Zero Effect Zero Defect) is the improvement methodology in plant operations, initiated by MINISTRY OF MICRO, SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (MSME) and QUALITY COUNCIL OF INDIA (QCI).


To enable the advancement of Indian industry to a position of eminence in the global marketplace and leverage India’s emergence as the world’s supplier through the ‘Made in India’ mark.


To develop and implement a ‘ZED’ culture in India based on the principles of:

Zero Defect (focus on customer)

  • Zero non-conformance/non-compliance
  • Zero waste

Zero Effect (focus on society)

  • Zero air pollution/liquid discharge (ZLD)/solid waste
  • Zero wastage of natural resources.

The detailed information about participation in ZED scheme is provided in https://www.zed.org.in.