AccountAbility Certified Sustainability Practitioner Verifier Course

DNV Business Assurance Singapore in collaboration with Two Tomorrows is proud to present the AccountAbility certified Sustainability Practitioner and Verifier course.

The global push for a Sustainability Agenda

Sustainability is high on the agenda for many businesses and there’s a pressing need for companies to develop a solid corporate responsibility programme, which addresses stakeholder expectations. Transparency with respect to environmental, social and economic performance is essential, but the burning question for many organisations is how to achieve this? Read on to find out more!

The needs and benefits of socially responsible behaviour is increasing being recognised by organisations and their stakeholders including their customers. A minor mismanagement can snowball to a huge crisis overnight. The perception and reality of an organisation’s performance on social responsibility can impact, among other things:

  • The organisation’s unique advantage in a highly competitive and globalised world
  • The strength and integrity of the organisation’s supply chain
  • The company’s reputation to customers and investors
  • The organisation’s ability to attract and retain talent

Who should attend

Professionals seeking a solid grounding in corporate responsibility, and those seeking to move into the CR field.

  • CR or Sustainability Manager
  • Communications Professional
  • Procurement Professional
  • Auditor
  • Academic
  • Consultant
  • Senior Executive
  • HR or Training Manager

What you will learn

  • Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging CR trends and issues
  • AA1000AS, AA1000SES, GRI and ISO 26000 standards/guidelines
  • How to have successful stakeholder engagement
  • Skills to generate top quality sustainability reports
  • Sustainability reporting assurance

Find out specifically how beneficial CSPV is for you in your role - read more here…

Hundreds of delegates have completed our certified corporate responsibility training since its launch in 2008. Companies who’ve sent staff on the course include BAE Systems, BSI, The Co-operative, Deloitte, Eni, Ernst & Young, Guardian News & Media, Nestlé, Nokia, PwC, RBS, SGS, SK Telecom and Vodafone, just to name a few.

The CSAP Programme

Successful completion of the course leads to an AccountAbility-approved certificate. The course fulfils the training requirements to apply for the Associate level of the Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner (CSAP) programme. It also contributes significantly towards the requirements of becoming a CSAP or Lead CSAP. For further details on the CSAP programme or the application process, please see the AccountAbility​ website or contact AccountAbility directly.

Course Overview

Certified Sustainability Practitioner: 3-Day Course (Modules A, B & C)

Certified Sustainability Verifier: 5-Day Course (Modules A, B, C & D)

The course is delivered through a mixture of lectures, practical exercises and small group discussion.

Module A : Corporate responsibility and sustainability

A general introduction to current issues in corporate social responsibility, sustainability and accountability, and the regulatory context - including the new ISO 26000 international social responsibility standard.

Module B : Stakeholder engagement

Covers the rationale for stakeholder engagement and how to undertake it successfully. Includes detailed examination of AccountAbility and UNEP stakeholder engagement methodologies.

Module C : Reporting

Covers the aims and benefits of sustainability reporting and key principles including materiality. Looks closely at the Global Reporting Initiative sustainability reporting guidelines. Review and evaluate a range of company reports.

Module D : Assurance practitioner training

A two-day module. Covers the principles and procedures of sustainability assurance with reference to the newly revised AA1000 Assurance Standard. Hands-on experience through a team-based assurance exercise.

More details on the modules are available here

The Trainer

This course is conducted in collaboration with Two Tomorrows​ (a DNV company) based in the United Kingdom. The training is delivered by expert practitioners with many years of experience of working and advising on sustainability and CSR programmes for major companies.

Delegates will benefit from their many years of experience across all main industry sectors. They’ll also get the chance to build connections with their peers and exchange ideas and experiences in a relaxed setting.​

Course Details & Promotional Pricing

Location: DNV Technology Centre, 10 Science Park Drive, Singapore 118224

Date: 25 - 29 November 2013

Certified Sustainability Practitioner (3-Day Course - Modules A, B & C): SGD 3750*

Certified Sustainability Verifier: (5-Day Course - Modules A, B, C & D): SGD 5750*

Contact us now: Ros Oh (+65 9686 9802) or Charles Tan (+65 9093 1375)

*Quote promo code “ECOBIZ5%” for a 5% reduction in price for all corporate registrations!

All prices not inclusive of 7% GST.

DNV Business Assurance

DNV Business Assurance is a world leading certification body. We work with our customers to assure the performance of their organisations, persons, products and operations through certification, verification, assessment and training services to create trust and confidence and assure a sustainable business performance.

Being part of DNV, a global provider of services for managing risk, we belong to a network of 10,000 employees within 300 offices in 100 countries.

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