TRUE projects

TRUE helps turn waste into savings.

The TRUE certification program is used by facilities to define, pursue and achieve their zero waste goals, cutting their carbon footprint and supporting public health. The certification goes beyond diversion numbers and focuses on the upstream policies and practices that make zero waste successful in any organization and beyond.

136 million +

Total gross square feet of space certified with TRUE. More than 350 projects across 32 countries are using TRUE.


TRUE-certified spaces save money, cut greenhouse gas emissions, manage risk, reduce pollution, reinvest resources locally, create jobs and add more value for their company and community.

Ideal for

Portfolios and individual physical facility and their operations, events and even construction sites.

To register your project for TRUE certification, complete the online registration form. Contact us at [email protected] with any questions or to connect to a TRUE team member about your project.

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Featured certified projects

Global organizations are deploying TRUE as their zero materials management system to standardize implementation practices in their operations and streamline their educational efforts to onboard their staff. This includes Colgate-Palmolive, which has certified 30 manufacturing facilities in 18 countries on five continents thus far, and has committed to certifying 100% of their global operations with TRUE.

Projects that certified to TRUE during the years 2018-2020 had an average diversion rate of 97% and a combined estimated 1.4 million tons of waste diverted.