To begin a self-evaluation, go to the left hand panel of the platform and click Evaluation under Supplier to Zero. Then select a chapter by clicking the title, which is on the left-hand side of the main page. The chapters will appear. They will either be the first chapter applicable to your production type (as per your ZDHC supplier profile), or one not yet completed since the last time you used the platform. Please read the self-evaluation statements and their explanations carefully.
You may reply with one of the following options:
- (Fully) completed if you know the item in question is implemented in your facility.
- Not completed (yet) if you have not yet implemented this item or are unsure if you have implemented what the statement requires. By doing so, you can unlock recommendations that provide a further explanation of the expectations set by the ZDHC CMS.
- Not Applicable select where a statement is not applicable to your facility’s process.
It is strongly recommended to complete the self-evaluation for an entire chapter before starting to work on the respective Recommendations. The Recommendations overview section will show all of the Recommendations unlocked from the Evaluation so far.
Your answers to the questions can be changed at any time before submitting for a ZDHC Supplier to Zero certificate. Upon receiving the certificate, you will no longer be able to access the self-evaluation and recommendations for a completed level.
The Supplier platform dashboard shows your progress in the respective Supplier to Zero Level or module. Progress bars indicate, per chapter, the amount of a chapter completed so far. Underneath these bars the number of recommendations you unlocked for the respective chapter is noted. The pie chart indicates the percentage of completion and thereby when you can submit for the respective Supplier to Zero level certificate.
It does not impact negatively on your progress if you select Not applicable or Not completed (yet) during the self-evaluation. In fact, if you are unsure of the completion status in your facility, we strongly recommend to reply Not completed (yet). This gets you access to exclusive ZDHC guidance material. You may change your answer when you are certain of having completed the relevant improvement measures. This is necessary to be eligible to receive the ZDHC Supplier to Zero certificate.
Click ‘Recommendations’ for an overview of the recommendations you have collected. Unlock Recommendations for improvement if implementation is not yet complete. Collect them in the Recommendations overview section to create a comprehensive to-do list or tackle them one by one. Your Recommendations overview section will show all recommendations unlocked from the evaluation so far. Follow them to make the necessary improvements. Recommendations will disappear once you change the self-evaluation answer to (Fully) completed. Confirm implementation of the relevant item to complete the respective Supplier to Zero Level.
Additional platform languages will be investigated as the roll-out continues.
The self-assessment includes mandatory elements, which relate to the implementation of the ZDHC Chemical Management System Framework. These elements must be in place, after which you can confirm the implementation is (Fully) completed.
The library contains a variety of comprehensive guidance materials. These materials are also referred to in the respective recommendations. They support you, step-by-step in taking improvement measures.
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