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Obtain your consultant certificate from CSR Company International on ISO 26000
and for auditing from the Austrian Standards Body.

Course: ISO 26000 and Social Audit Expert Training
29 Apr–2 May 2018
09:00 – 17:30

Cairo, Egypt
Venue TBA

EUR 1100 + EUR 400 for certificate. Early Bird 10%
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Event trainers
Martin Neureiter

CEO and founder of CSR Company International, one of the leading CSR consultancies in the world with offices on 3 continents and 43 countries - specialising in Strategic CSR, Business Ethics, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement.

Martin has chaired several global working groups on ‘ISO 26000’ standard on social responsibility. He has been an advisor to companies and governments on CSR for over 20 years.

Viveka Anderton

CEO and founder of Vita Consulting, a management consultant specialising on the Arabic-speaking world and delivering complex business transformation programmes, developing leaders, reshaping organisations and sales teams, building and promoting a performance-driven culture.

She works with medium to large companies with growth, transformation, outsourcing, mergers & acquisitions as well as CSR and ISO 26000. Viveka is a certified ISO 26000 consultant from Austrian Standards.

Course: ISO 26000 and Social Audit Expert Training

Does your CSR programme contribute to sustainable development and promote your business? What benefits can be achieved by implementing ISO 26000?

ISO 26000 is the international standard developed to help organisations effectively assess and address those social responsibilities that are relevant and significant to: their mission and vision; operations and processes; customers, employees, communities, and other stakeholders; and the environmental impact.

The ISO 26000 standard provides guidance on:

  • The seven key, underlying principles of social responsibility: accountability, transparency, ethical behaviour, respect for stakeholders’ interests, respect for the rule of law, respect for international norms of behaviour, and respect for human rights
  • Recognition of social responsibility and engagement with stakeholders
  • The seven core subjects and issues pertaining to social responsibility: organisational governance, human rights, labour practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues, and community involvement and development
  • Ways to integrate socially responsible behaviour into organisations.

The standard emphasises the importance of results and improvements in performance on social responsibility. The standard also provides definitions and information to help organisations understand and address social responsibility.

What are the advantages of ISO 26000?

  • Assists organisations in addressing their social responsibilities while respecting cultural, societal, environmental, and legal differences and economic development conditions
  • Provides practical guidance related to making social responsibility operational
  • Assists in identifying and engaging with stakeholders, and enhancing credibility of reports and claims made regarding social responsibility
  • Emphasises performance results and improvement
  • Increases an organisation’s confidence and encourages satisfaction from customers and stakeholders
  • Helps to achieve consistency in current documents, international treaties and conventions, and existing ISO standards
  • Promotes common terminology in the social responsibility field
  • Broadens awareness of social responsibility

You will gain:

  • An in-depth understanding of ISO 26000, its development, structure, content, and usage, based on real case studies and the trainers’ extensive experience from working with the standard.Understand the meaning of ‘standard’, its content and practical application.
  • Ability as a practitioner to implement the standard into an organisation
  • Knowledge of how to: prepare and conduct an audit, how to identify gaps and non-conformities, as well as how to write an audit report.
  • Understand the ethics of good auditing – clarify possible conflicts of interest and the importance of impartiality.
  • Concepts, terms and definitions related to social responsibility

Course structure

CSR Basics

  • What is CSR?
  • Why is it important? What role does it play in the supply chain?
  • ISO 26000: a history of the creation of the standard and its basic concept, ideas and structure.

ISO 26000

  • About the standard and its definitions and principles
  • Materiality matrix and stakeholder engagement
  • Core subjects: governance, human rights, labour issues, environment, fair operating practices, customer issues, community development, integration and communication


  • Basic principles of an audit and how to prepare an audit.
  • How to conduct an audit based on ISO 26000
  • Review of findings and reporting
  • Review of an actual company case study


Accredited examination on issues learned on ISO 26000 and audit conduct.

Target Audience

This seminar targets leaders who are interested in securing improved governance and business sustainability including:

CSR and sustainability managers, procurement and sourcing managers, human resource managers, communications managers, auditors expanding their portfolio, ISO standards and compliance responsibility, as well as experts, consultants in the field of sustainability, CSR and corporate governance.

Course will be delivered in English only.


€1,200 EUR and an additional €400 EUR to obtain certification from Austrian Standards.  Plus any taxes where applicable.  We have managed to reduce the price for this launch in Egypt. Normal price the same course in Austria is €2.800 EUR.

Please note in order to become certified by the Austrian Standards you will need to pass a test.

The workshop is limited to 18 delegates.
Training duration is 4 days:  Sunday to Wednesday.

The course covers reading material, lunch, hot drinks and water, during the training days. Accommodation, travel and visas are to be organised and paid by the participants.

How to register

Please register to receive your application covering your experience relevant to the course, your company, your postal address, email and phone number.

We will send you an electronic invoice to be paid in advance. Only once the payment reached our account the registration is completed.

Last day to register is 12 April, 2018. Registration will only be confirmed when payment is received.

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