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Zero Waste Certification

What is the Zero Waste Certification?

All over the world companies and organizations are claiming Zero Waste but very few are able to have their claims stand-up to international scrutiny of the environmental community.

To be recognized or certified as a Zero Waste Facility by Zero Waste Canada is to show your customers and employees that your facility has achieved the highest level of recognition in the world as it relates to materials discard management.

Not only will this promote your business as an environmental leader in managing your discards, it will also provide you with a superior understanding of what you are throwing out, how this is currently effecting the environment, and provide you with cost effective alternatives to handling your discards.

Why become Zero Waste Certified?

Immediate Benefits

  • Receive the Zero Waste Recognition Program Starter Kit
  • Includes one year Zero Waste Canada Business Membership

"On the Road to Zero Waste" Benefits

  • Have your company name listed on Zero Waste Canada’s website as a Facility that has met the pre-requisites and is now “On the Road to Zero Waste”.
  • Authorization to use the “On the Road to Zero Waste” badge on your website, stating your level of diversion.
  • Receive feedback and advice after your first three months, and use this as a guide for the final Certification Evaluation.
  • Receive assistance by a Zero Waste Canada Consultant to help with policy adoption and written criteria.

Zero Waste Recognition Benefits

  • Receive a “Certificate of Recognition.” This document also states your average diversion rate over the past 12 months.
  • Authorization to use the “Zero Waste Recognition” badge on your website, stating your average level of diversion.
  • Have your name listed in on the Zero Waste Canada’s website as a facility that has achieved Zero Waste Recognition.
  • Have your name published in Zero Waste Canada’s newsletter and social media channels as facility that has achieved Zero Waste Recognition.

Zero Waste Certification Benefits

  • Receive your “Zero Waste Certificate.”
  • Authorization to display the “Zero Waste Certified Business” badge on your website.
  • Links to your website from the sites of both Zero Waste Canada and the Zero Waste International Alliance.
  • Name published in a Zero Waste Canada press released.

The Zero Waste Certification Process

Step 1

On the Road to Zero Waste

Requirements:

 

  • Pay the applicable fee and receive your starter package.
  • Complete all pre-requisites for Zero Waste Certification.
  • Complete 3 months of tracking your discards.

Benefits:

 

  • Receive the Zero Waste Recognition Program Starter Kit
  • Receive a one year Zero Waste Canada Business Membership
  • Have your company name listed on Zero Waste Canada’s website as a Facility that has met the pre-requisites and is now “On the Road to Zero Waste”.
  • Authorization to use the “On the Road to Zero Waste” badge on your website, stating your level of diversion.
  • Receive feedback and advice after your first three months, and use this as a guide for the final Certification Evaluation.
  • Receive assistance by a Zero Waste Canada Consultant to help with policy adoption and written criteria.

Step 2

Zero Waste Recognition

Requirements:

 

  • Successfully track and record your discards. A 90% diversion from landfills and incinerators is needed over a period of 12 months, to qualify for Zero Waste Recognition.
  • Have your documents reviewed by a Zero Waste Canada representative

Benefits:

 

  • Receive a “Certificate of Recognition.” This document also states your average diversion rate over the past 12 months.
  • Authorization to use the “Zero Waste Recognition” badge on your website, stating your average level of diversion.
  • Have your name listed in on the Zero Waste Canada’s website as a facility that has achieved Zero Waste Recognition.
  • Have your name published in Zero Waste Canada’s newsletter and social media channels as facility that has achieved Zero Waste Recognition.

Step 3

Zero Waste Certification

Requirements:

 

  • Submit payment for your on-site audit.
  • Have an on-site audit performed by a Zero Waste Canada Representative.

Benefits:

 

  • Receive your “Zero Waste Certificate.”
  • Authorization to display the “Zero Waste Certified Business” badge on your website.
  • Links to your website from the sites of both Zero Waste Canada and the Zero Waste International Alliance.
  • Name published in a Zero Waste Canada press released.

We love helping you succeed. Feel free to reach out and discuss your questions with one of our certification experts/consultants.