Background to the Workshop:
Corporate sustainability has become a mainstream as the best strategy for creating long-term stakeholder value through managing risks and embracing opportunities associated with the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of businesses. The workshop therefore is designed to introduce the combined implementation, management, measurement and improvement processes of the four globally recognised standards that are required to achieve corporate sustainability. The Integrated Sustainability Management System (ISMS) is strategically designed as a complete framework that combines all aspects of an organisation’s systems, processes, and any standards that the business follows to achieve desired business goals in a sustainable manner. This is in line with Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) framework which are the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment. It also aligns with the new risk-based approach adopted in all ISO standards in order to determine the current and future financial performance of companies or their risk exposures. The four standards include ISO 26000 Social Responsibility, ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety, ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 9001 Quality Management. This combined master standard allows a business to meet all its obligations, addressing all elements of the sustainability management system as a whole and for a reduced cost rather than looking at the individual standards and their requirements separately. It also provides for easy monitoring, internal audits, and continual improvements and multiple ISO certifications for national and international recognitions.
Details of the program are as follows:
Date: Thursday, 28th November 2019
Venue: Ekwueme Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State
Time: 9am – 4pm
9.30 am: Opening Remarks – Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, NAU
10.00 am: Welcome Remarks – Vice Chancellor, NAU
10.15 am: Remarks from representative of the Organised Private Sector (OPS)
10.30: Group Photograph and tea break
Training Session 1
11.00 am – 12.00 pm: Introduction to Integrated Sustainability Management Systems (ISMS) – Eustace Onuegbu
Training Session 2
12.00 pm – 1.00 pm: Introduction to ISO 26000 Social Responsibility – Eustace Onuegbu
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm: ISO 26000 Social Responsibilities (Cont’d.)
Participation Fee: NGN 100,000.00
Every participant is to pay the sum of One Hundred Thousand Naira only (N100,000.00), covering participation certificates from our partner Professional Examination and Evaluation Board (PECB) Canada, Tea/Coffee break and Lunch.
Kindly pay before 28 November 2019:
Account No: 2078020687
Bank: UBA PLC
Account Name: Centre for Sustainable Development NAU
Ref: Name of Participant or Organization
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