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Spring 2024 Zero Waste Business Certification | Mentors and Auditors Training Program

February 19 - June 6

Zero Waste Business Certification Mentors/Auditors Online Training Course Spring 2024

Mission Zero Academy is launching our Spring 2024 Zero Waste Business Certification Mentors and Auditors Training Program.

Why a Zero Waste Business Certification?

Zero Waste Business Certification Logo for Hotels
Our Zero Waste Business Certification logo for hotels

Built on Zero Waste Europe’s established zero waste methodology, our certification is designed to:

  • Help businesses go above and beyond EU and national regulations
  • Reduce their environmental impact by decreasing their waste and resource consumption.
  • Improve resource management and operational efficiency, allowing for cost savings
  • Develop a positive brand image and attract eco-conscious customers.
  • Align and comply with waste reduction regulations.
  • Foster a zero waste culture and employee engagement
  • Encourage adaptability and innovation in a changing market.
  • Inspire their community and local waste reduction efforts.

Why become an accredited Mentor?

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Mission Zero Academy-accredited Mentors act as trusted advisors and consultants, guiding and supporting businesses and organizations toward their transition to zero waste. They are key in guiding any candidate towards achieving the certification. Mentors are the only accredited consultants authorized to deliver Mission Zero Academy Zero Waste Business Certification. Their role as advisors to businesses includes (but is not limited to):

  • Defining the zero waste strategy.
  • Assessing key actions.
  • Identifying best practices and stakeholders.
  • Evaluating different solutions.
  • Creating communication materials.
  • Training their staff on what zero waste means.

Who can apply?

  • You are based or work in Europe
  • You have good working knowledge of written and spoken English
  • You work (includes volunteering) in the field of waste management, zero waste, circular economy, sustainable tourism or any other sustainability field
  • At least some of your work is focused on local level
  • You have zero-waste or circular economy past project experience (Europe-based) and are comfortable delivering projects

The Zero Waste Business Certification Mentors/Auditors Training Program 

Our program is an interactive online course, where the majority of the course is based on the learner’s proactive individual work. Every two (2) weeks, a 2 hour live session is held (attendance is mandatory) to allow for discussion and reflection with the trainer and fellow learners.

Although we may like just reading documents and listening to lectures, educational science says there are more effective ways to learn. Our training philosophy is based on the principles described in the “Main principles of teaching” chapter in the Zero Waste training Handbook.

Our curriculum consists of 13 Modules spread over 16 weeks. The training is divided between independent, self-paced study and live sessions. The learner should commit between 1-3 hours of independent study per module.

Learners must submit assignments to advance in the course. Assignments related to live sessions shall be submitted 24 hours ahead of the session. Failure to submit will block the learner’s access to the next live session. At the end of the program, successful leaners will receive their Mission Zero Academy Mentor Accreditation. More information on our program can be found here

Registration and deadline

Program starting date: February 19, 2024 
(Module 1 access will be opened on February 6 for pre-study work)
Registration deadline: February 11, 2024

Program fees 

600 euros per learner (+VAT when applicable)

Apply now


February 19
June 6
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