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ISO 26000 Foundation Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to ISO 26000

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Terms and Definitions

Module 2: Understanding Social Responsibility

  • Social Responsibility of Organisations: Historical Background
  • Recent Trends in Social Responsibility
  • Characteristics of Social Responsibility
  • State and Social Responsibility

Module 3: Principles of Social Responsibility

  • General
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Ethical Behaviour
  • Respect for Stakeholder Interests
  • Respect for the Rule of Law
  • Respect for International Norms of Behaviour
  • Respect for Human Rights

Module 4: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

  • What is Corporate Social Responsibility?
  • Importance
  • Types of Corporate Responsibility
  • Building a Socially Responsible Business
  • What to Avoid When Creating a Socially Responsible Business Model?

Module 5: Recognising Social Responsibility and Engaging Stakeholders

  • General
  • Recognising Social Responsibility
  • Stakeholder Identification and Engagement

Module 6: Build Sustainable CSR Programme

  • Build Strategy Around Company’s Core Competencies
  • Recognise Issues That Matter to Customers
  • Develop CSR Initiatives That Make Employees Proud
  • Measure the ROI of CSR Efforts for the C-Suite and Investors
  • Expand Company’s Definition of CSR
  • Be Prepared for Rapid Response to Current Events and Social Movements

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Who should attend this ISO 26000 Foundation Training Course?

The ISO 26000 Foundation Training Course offers attendees a comprehensive insight into the realm of Social Responsibility. This ISO 26000 Foundation Training Course can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Organisational Leaders
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Professionals
  • Quality Managers
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Sustainability and Environmental Professionals
  • Consultants
  • Stakeholder Representatives

Prerequisites of the ISO 26000 Foundation Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this ISO 26000 Foundation Training Course.

ISO 26000 Foundation Training Course Overview

ISO 26000 guides Social Responsibility, enabling organisations to contribute to sustainable development. It assists companies in their efforts to operate in a socially responsible way, which is more important than ever in today's global business environment. This course introduces the principles and practices of ISO 26000, emphasising its relevance in aligning business strategies with socially responsible practices.

Proficiency in ISO 26000 Foundation Training is crucial for professionals aiming to enhance their organisation's commitment to social responsibility. It is particularly relevant for CSR Managers, Compliance Officers, and Sustainability Consultants tasked with integrating ethical practices into business operations. Mastering ISO 26000 enables these professionals to guide their organisations towards a more sustainable and ethical future.

This 1-day ISO 26000 Foundation Training offered by The Knowledge Academy will equip delegates with the foundational knowledge of ISO 26000, enabling them to understand its scope, terms, and definitions. Delegates will learn how to apply the principles of social responsibility within their organisations, contributing to sustainable development goals. The course facilitates practical understanding, preparing delegates to effectively initiate and support socially responsible practices.

Course Objectives

  • To introduce ISO 26000 and its significance in promoting social responsibility
  • To understand the scope, principles, and core subjects of social responsibility as defined by ISO 26000
  • To equip delegates with knowledge on integrating social responsibility throughout an organisation
  • To identify key stakeholders and enhance stakeholder engagement in line with ISO 26000 guidelines
  • To develop an ability to assess and address social responsibility issues within a business context

After completing this ISO 26000 Training Course, delegates will receive a foundation certification in ISO 26000. This certification is a stepping stone towards advanced qualifications and demonstrates the delegate's commitment to ethical business practices and sustainable development.

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What’s included in this ISO 26000 Foundation Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • ISO 26000 Foundation Training Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

ISO 26000 Foundation Exam Information

To achieve the ISO 26000 Foundation Training, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 30 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 15/30 Marks 
  • Duration: 40 Minutes 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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ISO 26000 Foundation Training | ISO 26000 Training in Maidstone FAQs

ISO 26000 is an international standard that provides guidance on dealing with social responsibilities related to their operations and processes, customers, employees, communities, and other stakeholders, as well as environmental impact.
There are no formal prerequisites in this ISO 26000 Foundation training course.
This training course is suitable for anyone who wants to understand the principles of social responsibility.
Increase profits, increase the awareness of the impact of social responsibility, motivate the employees, are the essential benefits of ISO 26000 social responsibility.
No, this is not a certification like other ISO standards. This is a guide for the organisation on how to function in a socially responsible way and contribute to sustainable development.
Environmental, ethical, philanthropic, and economic responsibility are the main types of social responsibility.
In this ISO 26000 Foundation training course, you will learn about social responsibility of organisations, characteristics of social responsibility, accountability, transparency, stakeholder identification and engagement, and other essential topics.
The training fees for ISO 26000 Foundation Training certification in Maidstone starts from £1295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ISO 26000 Foundation Training.
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