Zero waste management

Zero Waste


Circular Economy is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. This regenerative approach is in contrast to the traditional linear economy, which has a "take, make, dispose" model of production.

Therefore, Bureau Veritas establish “Zero Waste Management” scheme to enable the organization to materialize their commitment on the environment and to support the Circular Economy by minimizing their wastes to incinerator or landfill.

“Zero Waste Management” is the complementary to ISO 14001, ISO 26000, ISO 20400, SDG, and Circular Economy, Bureau Veritas' solution can be applied to all kind of companies and organizations that want to certify their commitment in reducing the environmental's impacts.

Concept of Zero Waste

Zero Waste definition is “The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health.” (Zero Waste International Alliance, 2018)

While Zero Waste Management certificate aims to encourage organization to minimize the discharged mass by divert the mass to be beneficially useful by such methods as reuse, recycle, repair, refurbishment, material recovery or adopt strategic approach such as redesign and reduce.

key benefits

  • Support

    corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and circular economy

  • Enhance

    financial performance

  • Strengthen

    brand identity

  • Increase

    resource efficiency and support circular economy

  • Compliance

    to laws and regulation

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicable to all kind of businesses, organizations and event
  • Organization must meet all national, provincial and local waste and recycling laws and regulations
  • Establish clear zero waste management system which shall consist of “planning, implementation, evaluation and improvement” cycle
  • Achieved auditable waste diversion rate corresponding to the certifiable level


Key steps in our certification process are :

ZWM 10 steps template


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