Consumer Sustainability Industry Readiness Index (COSIRI)

Consumer Sustainability Industry Readiness Index (COSIRI)

Driving sustainable transformation for both present and future generations

Driving sustainable transformation for both present and future generations

COURSE OVERVIEW 

TÜV SÜD is an Approved Training Provider which administers the Certified Consumer Sustainability Industry Readiness Index (COSIRI) Assessor Programme on behalf of the International Centre for Industrial Transformation (INCIT). INCIT is a World Economic Forum-backed independent non-profit organisation that aims to drive the sustainable transformation of global industry sectors.  

 

CERTIFIED COSIRI Assessor Training

The Certified COSIRI Assessor (CCA) Training programme conducted by TÜV SÜD provides industry professionals with the relevant insights and skills to become a Certified COSIRI Assessor.

The curriculum covers sustainable manufacturing, COSIRI’s various frameworks and tools, business consulting, and an in-depth look at the methodology for conducting an Official COSIRI Assessment.

This course targets individuals who are keen to start, scale, and sustain their sustainable manufacturing transformation journeys – regardless of size or industry.

COSIRI Assessor Certification Scheme

The COSIRI Assessor Certification Scheme maintains the integrity and consistency of the COSIRI Assessment by ensuring the proficiency of the CCA.

In addition to having attended the training course, candidates will be required to meet certain prerequisites, such as having relevant manufacturing and consulting work experience, before being eligible to sit for the CCA Examination which is conducted by INCIT.

OFFICIAL COSIRI ASSESSMENT

The Official COSIRI Assessment (OCA) is a 2-3 days workshop which aims to guide companies in capturing their sustainability efforts.

Using the Consumer Sustainability Industry Readiness Index (COSIRI) framework, manufacturers will be assessed on 24 sustainability dimensions, spanning across four fundamental building blocks of sustainability: Strategy and Risk Management, Sustainable Business Processes, Technology, and Organisation and Governance. An additional focus area on Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions is included to address the increasing importance of GHG reporting required by regulators and stakeholders.

The OCA serves as a tool for companies to understand the sustainability maturity of their organisation, benchmark themselves against industry peers and identify high impact areas to focus on.


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  • Onboarding Process to become a Certified COSIRI Assessor
    1. Verify Prerequisite Requirements
      Check the requirements from the COSIRI Factsheet.
    2. Register for the COSIRI Training
      If you meet the prerequisite requirements, you may proceed to register for COSIRI Assessor Training Course.
    3. Attend the COSIRI Training
      The 5-day training programme prepares individuals to professionally evaluate sustainable manufacturing facilities using the COSIRI frameworks and tools.
    4. Register for the COSIRI Examination
      Candidates who have successfully completed the COSIRI training programme may register for the examination.
    5. Acknowledge and Sign the Certified COSIRI Assessor Agreement
      Upon passing the theory and practical examination, you will be allowed to sign the COSIRI Assessor Agreement and receive the login details for the COSIRI portal.
  • CCA Training Programme Syllabus
     Module 1: Sustainable Manufacturing
     Topic  Learning Outcome  Coursework Hours  Recommended Study Hours

    Topic 1.1:

    Introduction to Sustainability

    Candidates should be able to:

    Understand the basics of corporate sustainability, and key trends.

     8 hours   16 hours

    Topic 1.2:  

    Key levers & enablers of sustainable manufacturing

    Explain the key levers, enablers, and definitions of Sustainable Manufacturing

    Topic 1.3:

    Introduction to COSIRI

    Describe the core design features of COSIRI and the 4 building blocks, 9 pillars, and 24 dimensions.

    Topic 1.4:   

    Assessment Matrix, TIER Framework & Prioritisation Matrix

    Understand the Assessment Matrix.
    Understand the four key principles of prioritisation.
    Module 2: Consumer Sustainability Industry Readiness Index (COSIRI)
    Topic Learning Outcome Coursework Hours Recommended Study Hours

    Topic 2.1:

    Assessment Matrix: Strategy & Risk Management

    Candidates should be able to:

    Consumer Sustainability Industry Readiness Index (COSIRI)

    16 hours 40 hours

    Topic 2.2:

    Assessment Matrix: Sustainable Business Processes

    Describe the assessment criteria under “Sustainable Business Processes.”

    Topic 2.3:

    Assessment Matrix: Technology

    Describe the assessment criteria under “Technology.”

    Topic 2.4:

    Assessment Matrix: Organisation & Governance

    Describe the assessment criteria under “Organisation & Governance.”

    Module 3: Business Consulting
    Topic Learning Outcome Coursework Hours Recommended Study Hours

    Consulting process

    Candidates should be able to:

    Outline and describe the 7 key steps in the consulting process

    Self Study 4 hours

    Business Etiquettes

    Demonstrate an understanding of the basic business etiquettes for client engagement and workshop delivery.
    Module 4: Professionalism and ethics
    Topic Learning Outcome Coursework Hours Recommended Study Hours

    Professionalism

    Candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

    The need to maintain independence and objectivity, not knowingly make misrepresentations, or engage in improper conduct.

    4 hours 4 hours

    Duties to Clients

    The importance of maintaining loyalty, prudence, care to their clients, and preserving confidentiality.

    Duties to Employers

    The importance of maintaining loyalty to employers, and the disclosure of additional compensation arrangements.

    Assessment, Recommendations and Actions

    The importance of diligent and thorough evaluations, disclosing relevant information to clients, and maintaining proper records.
     Conflicts of Interest The importance of disclosure of conflicts and referral fees.
    Module 5: COSIRI Assessment Facilitation
    Topic Learning Outcome Coursework Hours Recommended Study Hours

    COSIRI Assessment

    Candidates should be able to:

    Provide an overview of the Official COSIRI Assessment.

    12 hours 36 hours

    Planning and Preparation

    Understand and carry out the key components of the “Planning and Preparation” phase of an Official COSIRI Assessment.

    Evaluation

    Understand and carry out the key components of the “Evaluation” phase of an Official COSIRI Assessment.

    Analysis and Review

    Understand and carry out the key components of the “Analysis and Review” phase of an Official COSIRI Assessment.
     Total  40 hours 100 hours 

  • CCA Training Schedule

    Training Sessions

    Region

    Training Dates

    Training Time (Timezone)

    May 2024

    Asia

    6 – 10 May

    SGT: 0900 – 1700 (UTC+8)

    July 2024

    EU / Middle East

    15 – 19 July

    SGT: 1300 – 2100 (UTC+8)

    GST: 0900 – 1700 (UTC+4)

    CEST: 0700 – 1500 (UTC+2)


  • Factsheet

    Download the factsheet here.

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