The interview is all about:
Akriti Bhatia, the co-founder of Jan Ki Baat interviews Harpreet Singh, the CEO of UCQ Gobal Certification to bring to light the recent introduction of ZED and its relation to the IPR. Singh explains that possession of the ZED Certificate by the SMEs enables it to become a reliable supplier. This relatively new concept allows enterprises to supply their products to any industry, from defence to mining, and in return, offers the companies to choose their suppliers.
The ZED sets up an paradigmatic goal that encourages startups to create products that have zero defect in its built and zero effect on the environment. Launched by the government on 18th October 2016, adherence to it will open a number of opportunities for the startup, positively impacting its clientele. It is an assessment model that rates the quality and environmental conscience of the company; emission, waste disposal habits are few of the patterns that it takes into account.
The ZED scheme and its guidelines undeniably have the noble aim of training SEMs and providing them with an ethical code of conduct that also aids their self-assessment. As a certificate, it becomes worth pursuing and competing for.