ISO 26000 – Guidance on social responsibility
Training Courses & Certification

What is ISO 26000 ?

ISO 26000 is an international standard, which was developed to provide guidance on how to behave in a socially responsible way. This standard is applicable to all organizations, whose aim is to contribute to the health and wellbeing of society, regardless of their size or industry. ISO 26000 is a guidance standard that helps organizations to enhance their operational processes and ensure healthy ecosystem.

Although it is not possible to get an organization certified to ISO 26000, it is possible to implement its guidance and to audit an organization against this guidance. The personnel certifications PECB offers serve to fulfil this market need.

Benefits of ISO 26000 Social Responsibility

By becoming ISO 26000 certified, you will be able to:

  • Increase your profits.
  • Help the organization behave in a more socially responsible manner.
  • Enhance the internal processes so that you contribute to the environment.
  • Increase the awareness of the impact of social responsibility.
  • Motivate the employees.
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PlaninLux is an authorized provider for ISO 26000 PECB Training Courses and Certifications. PECBProfessional Evaluation and Certification Board – is a certification body which provides education and certification in accordance with ISO/IEC 17024 for individuals on a wide range of disciplines.

Our training & certification offer

Check the training courses below and find the one that suits you best: Introduction, Foundation, Lead Implementer or Lead Auditor.


Introduction

  • Why should you attend?

    ISO 26000 Introduction training course enables you to comprehend the fundamental concepts of a Social Responsibility Program (SRP).

    By attending the ISO 26000 Introduction course, you will understand the importance of a Social Responsibility Program and the benefits that businesses, society and governments can obtain.

    Who should attend?

    • Individuals concerned with and committed to Social Responsibility
    • Individuals aspiring to gain knowledge about Social Responsibility Programs (SRP)

    Learning objectives

    • Understand the concepts, approaches, methods, and techniques used by organizations to contribute to sustainable development
    • Understand the basic elements of a Social Responsibility Program (SRP)

    Prerequisites

    None

  • Course Agenda

    Duration: 1 day

    Day 1: Introduction to Social Responsibility Program (SRP) concepts as required by ISO 26000.

    Training materials

    Training material containing over 100 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed.

  • Examination

    None

    Certification

    None

    A participation certificate of 7 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued.


Foundation

  • Why should you attend?

    ISO 26000 Foundation training enables you to learn the best practices and guide organizations to operate in a socially responsible way. During this training course, you will be able to understand the Social Responsibility strategies.

    After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 26000 Foundation” credential. A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, principles and management approach.

    Who should attend?

    • Individuals concerned with and committed to Social Responsibility
    • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about Social Responsibility Programs (SRP)
    • Individuals interested in Social Responsibility

     Learning Objectives

    • Understand the principles of Social Responsibility
    • Learn how to integrate social responsibility behaviour within your organization
    • Understand the approaches, methods and techniques used by organizations to contribute to sustainable development

    Educational approach

    • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples
    • Practical exercises include examples and discussions
    • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam

    Prerequisites

    None

  • Course Agenda

    Duration: 2 days

    Day 1: Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility concepts as specified by ISO 26000
    Day 2: Social Responsibility Programs and Certification Exam

    Training materials

    Training material containing over 200 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed.

  • Examination

    Duration: 1 hour / Number of questions: 5 / Open Book / Exam: Essay Type

    The “PECB Certified ISO 26000 Foundation” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

    Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Social Responsibility Program

    Domain 2: Social Responsibility Program (SRP)

    Certification

    After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credential PECB Certified ISO 26000 Foundation. 

    A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued.


Lead Implementer

  • Why should you attend?

    ISO 26000 Lead Implementer training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in contributing to sustainable development based on ISO 26000. During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the core subjects, principles and practices of Social Responsibility and be able to effectively apply them in an organization in order to improve its Social Responsibility performance, engagement and credibility.

    After mastering all the necessary concepts of Social Responsibility, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 26000 Lead Implementer” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Implementer Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to integrate and promote the practices of ISO 26000 in an organization.

    Who should attend?

    • Managers or consultants concerned with and committed to Social Responsibility
    • Expert advisors seeking to support organizations in contributing to sustainable development and encourage them to go beyond legal compliance
    • Individuals responsible for integrating and promoting Social Responsibility behavior within an organization
    • Individuals seeking to gain skillful knowledge of the key principles and practices of Social Responsibility

    Learning objectives

    • Understand the concepts, terms and definitions of ISO 26000, which are necessary to ensure an organization’s contribution to sustainable development
    • Master the core subjects of Social Responsibility in order to identify relevant issues and set objectives
    • Learn how to interpret the fundamental principles and practices of Social Responsibility
    • Acquire the expertise to advise an organization in integrating Social Responsibility behavior based on ISO 26000 guidelines

    Educational approach

    • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in the integration of Social Responsibility behavior in an organization
    • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies
    • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions
    • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam

    Prerequisites

    A fundamental understanding of ISO 26000 and comprehensive knowledge of Social Responsibility issues and concerns.

  • Course Agenda

    Duration: 5 days

    Day 1: Introduction to Social Responsibility concepts as defined in ISO 26000

    Day 2: Principles and practices of Social Responsibility

    Day 3: Core subjects of Social Responsibility

    Day 4: Integration of Social Responsibility behavior within an organization

    Day 5: Certification Exam

    Training materials

    Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed.

  • Examination

    Duration: 3 hour / Number of questions: 12 / Open Book / Exam: Essay Type

    The “PECB Certified ISO 26000 Lead Implementer” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

    Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of Social Responsibility

    Domain 2: Core subjects and practices of Social Responsibility

    Domain 3: Integrating Social Responsibility behavior in an organization

    Domain 4: Implementing Social Responsibility behavior in an organization

    Domain 5: Promoting Social Responsibility behavior in an organization

    Domain 6: Evaluating and continually improving an organization’s contribution to sustainable development

    Domain 7: Preparing for a Social Responsibility assessment

    Certification

    After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.

    A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued.

    ISO 26000 Lead Implementer - ISO 26000 Guidance on social responsibility


Lead Auditor

  • Why should you attend?

    ISO 26000 Lead Auditor training enables you to gain comprehensive knowledge of the key principles and subjects of social responsibility, which are required to audit the integration of a Social Responsibility Program (SRP) within an organization. The Lead Auditor training will equip you with the necessary expertise to measure an organization’s performance in terms of sustainable development, legal compliance and society’s welfare based on ISO 26000.

    Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

    After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 26000 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to measure organizations SRP performance based on best practices.

    Who should attend?

    • Auditors seeking to master the skills needed to measure an organization’s Social Responsibility performance
    • Managers or consultants seeking to master the audit of a Social Responsibility Program
    • Individuals responsible for integrating Social Responsibility behavior within an organization
    • Auditors seeking to gain comprehensive knowledge of Social Responsibility principles, core subjects and best practices

    Learning objectives

    • Understand the recent trends, characteristics and principles of social responsibility based on ISO 26000 guidelines
    • Acknowledge how organizations integrate social responsibility and how ISO 26000 guidelines complement it
    • Learn the core principles and subjects of social responsibility
    • Understand how ISO 26000 guidelines contribute to sustainable development
    • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on an audit

    Educational approach

    • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in SPR audits
    • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies
    • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions
    • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam

    Prerequisites

    A fundamental understating of ISO 26000 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

  • Course Agenda

    Duration: 5 days

    Day 1: Introduction to Social Responsibility Programs (SRP) and ISO 26000

    Day 2: Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit

    Day 3: On-site audit activities

    Day 4: Closing the audit

    Day 5: Certification Exam

    Training materials

    Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed.

  • Examination

    Duration: 3 hour / Number of questions: 12 / Open Book / Exam: Essay Type

    The “PECB Certified ISO 26000 Lead Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

    Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Social Responsibility Program (SRP)

    Domain 2: Social Responsibility Program (SRP)

    Domain 3: Fundamental audit concepts and principles

    Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 26000 audit

    Domain 5: Conducting an ISO 26000 audit

    Domain 6: Closing an ISO 26000 audit

    Domain 7: Managing an ISO 26000 audit program

    Certification

    After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.

    A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued.

    ISO 26000 Lead Auditor - ISO 26000 Guidance on social responsibility

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Training courses containing exercises, case studies, and quizzes, available in multiple languages.

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Exam preparation guides & Candidate Handbooks

Certification and exam fees are included on the training price.

In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free

User-friendly digital environment for online examination

Self-study & training provided by experts

Check out the advantages of our two training options: self-study or training provided by experts.

    • Registration open at any time.
    • Freedom and flexibility: you study the course on your own.
    • Training materials are available and can be download through KATE app.
    • Online examination – you can choose the date of the exam with total flexibility.
    • Low fees.
    Recommended option for “introduction” and “foundation” courses
    • On-demand training for organizations.
    • We organize the training at your organization, in an external classroom setting, via teleconference or a hybrid environment.
    • Participants get the opportunity to ask questions and share some practical tips with a certified ISO expert.
    • Training materials are available and can be download through KATE app.
    • The exam type can be online or paper-based.
    • Tailor-made quotation.
    Recommended option for “Lead Implementer” and “Lead Auditor” courses
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