Training Programs on Sustainability Reporting

ABOUT THE COURSE

The training courses on Sustainability Reporting offer an overview of these new and important issues and cover all the areas in which it has declined, impacting the business, operations, and reputation of companies. The topics in these courses concern different guidelines that support creating the Journey of Sustainability Disclosure, such as Materiality & Stakeholder Engagement, Social Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting guidelines.

TÜV SÜD Akademie is also an expert in specific training on Environmental Sustainability, Carbon Management, Management Systems, Compliance, and Sustainable Procurement.

TARGET AUDIENCE 

  • Communication and Marketing Managers 
  • CSR and Sustainability Managers 
  • Sustainability Report Managers
  • Consultants
  • Function owners involved in the Sustainability Strategy and Reporting (H&S; procurement, HR etc).

Learning Path

 

Course Modules

 

  • Module 1: Accountability Principles

    Duration:

    4 hours (before Materiality and Stakeholder engagement path)

    Objectives:

    • Understanding the principles of accountability as best practices for the quality of disclosure about Sustainability
    • Deep dive into principles such as inclusivity, materiality, responsiveness, and impact
    • Understand the interconnection between materiality and the stakeholder engagement process

    Course content:

    • Principles of accountability
    • How to conduct an analysis 
    • Interconnection with materiality processes
    • Examples

    Prerequisites:

    None.

  • Module 2: Materiality Assessment: How to Identify Material Elements for Your Sustainability Strategy and Disclosure

    Duration:

    8 hours 

    Objectives:

    • Analyse the principle of Materiality: how to identify issues relevant to the organization and protect the company's reputation
    • How to select the indicators and data that are relevant to be reported
    • Practical examples of stakeholder involvement
    • Learn the techniques and risks

    Course content:

    • Materiality analysis
    • Difference between impact materiality and double materiality
    • How to conduct an Impact Materiality assessment
    • Link to GRI guidance on Sustainability Reporting
    • Interconnection with the Stakeholder Engagement Processes
    • Tutorials and case studies
  • Module 3: Stakeholder Engagement

    Duration:

    8 hours 

    Objectives:

    • Analyse the concept of Stakeholders, Stakeholder mapping and Stakeholder engagement process
    • How to identify issues relevant to the organization
    • How to select the relevant stakeholders and their level of influence
    • Practical examples on stakeholder involvement
    • Learn the techniques and risks

    Course content:

    • Stakeholder engagement
    • How to conduct a Stakeholder Mapping
    • Best practices on Stakeholder engagements
    • Interconnection with the Materiality Processes
    • Tutorials and case studies
  • Module 4: The Principles of Preparation of the Sustainability Report

    Duration:

    16 hours 

    Objectives:

    • Definition and application of the Sustainability Report
    • Learn more about the guidelines for the preparation of a report
    • Interpreting European Union EU NFD (Non-Financial Reporting Directives) and CSRD timelines
    • Deepen the Guidelines for the preparation of the Sustainability Report
    • Acquire knowledge of the GRI Standards Guidelines for the preparation of the Sustainability Report
    • Analyse indicators and reporting principles
    • Importance of External Assurance 

    Course content: 

    • The GRI Standards
    • The principles of reporting
    • The GRI Standards
    • The principles of reporting
    • The data collection system 
    • Continuous improvement and internal monitoring system in the Sustainability Report
    • External assurance and corporate reputation
    • The data collection system 
  • Module 5: The Economic, Social, and Environmental Indicators of the Sustainability Report

    Duration:

    2 days

    Objectives:

    • Learn about the Economic, Social, and Environmental indicators 
    • Learn more about the performance indicators 
    • Examples of evaluating indicator construction techniques 
    • Communicate indicators in line with materiality

    Course content:

    • The GRI 2021 standard and the differences with the GRI 2016 version (outline)
    • Focus on economic, environmental, and social indicators (practical examples)
    • The collection system
    • From the data to the processing of the data
    • External communication of the data
    • Limits of external communication

Note: It is not mandatory to register for all 5 modules. Participants can choose to take each module separately.

CERTIFICATION

Attendees will gain a certificate of attendance post completion of the training program.

WHY CHOOSE TÜV SÜD?

TÜV SÜD is globally recognized for its training & certification services and currently caters to a client base of over 20,000 organizations. We provide effective training paths to support the growth of individuals and organizations, whether in one of our public training programmes or in customised in-house solutions.

  • Certificates that hold global recognition
  • Interactive learning format
  • Sample question papers and case studies
  • Extensive network for experienced trainers and consultants
  • Tailor-made training programmes
  • Training experts with both, local and global expertise
  • Experiential based trainings
  • Paid access to high quality e-learning

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