The objective of ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Lead Implementer training is to equip practitioners with the Sustainability knowledge and skills required to function effectively in an organization. Practitioners will acquire the expertise needed to develop valuable sustainability strategies and models that reduces an organization’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and gain a competitive advantage in business while at same time contributing to sustainable development. This is always the first step towards gaining professional competence in Corporate Sustainability.
After passing the Lead Implementer exam and acquiring the ISO certification as an Implementer, it is important that Practitioners should train on auditing skills to be able to monitor, evaluate, continually improve and audit any Sustainability Business Model being utilized in any organization. The ISO 26000 Social Responsibility Lead Auditor training therefore helps Practitioners acquire the skills and technical know-how needed to perform internal and external audits of your organization’s sustainability programs efficiently while seamlessly managing different teams and business units by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques.
The necessity of business to participate in solving global environmental problems has led to shared responsibilities and multi-stakeholder alliances for social and environmental good, explicit and verifiable commitment to codes of conduct as well as global reporting standards. GRI Reporting is the independent, international framework that helps businesses and other organizations report on the Sustainability initiatives, take responsibility for their impacts, by providing them with the global common language to report those impacts. It is therefore essential that after implementation of processes, procedures and control measures, and auditing to monitor, improve on and collect valid data, that Practitioners are as well skilled in reporting to communicate with both internal and external stakeholders. The diagram above shows the recommended skills acquisition roadmap for Sustainability Practitioners, guiding against the misconception that these frameworks are in any form of competition rather compliments each initiative and / or standard to document and report on measurable indices (key performance indicators) in support of Sustainable Development.