Corporate Social Responsibility

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) course is based on the ISO 26000 guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way. It covers the seven core Corporate Social Responsibility subjects, namely corporate governance, human rights, labour practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues, community involvement and development, and is intended to provide a theoretical and practical framework as to how these subjects can be further integrated into operations and working practices through policies, audits, action plans and engagement actions and targeting a full integration of CSR within an organisation. Our tutor for the course, Dr. Roberta Lepre, has vast hands on experience is social responsibility issues and sustainable development.

Corporate Social Responsibility Programme Summary

This training, being offered in collaboration with Weave Consulting, will familiarise participants with the main elements of Corporate Social Responsibility based on the ISO 26000 guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way. In particular, the seven core subjects of Corporate Social Responsibility will be explained in further detail:

  • Organisational governance;
  • Human rights;
  • Labour practices;
  • Environment;
  • Fair operating practices;
  • Consumer issues;
  • Community involvement and development

Participants will then be guided on understanding how these subjects can be further integrated into their operations and working practices through policies, audits, action plans and engagement actions, thus providing them with a roadmap as to how to go about fully integrating Corporate Social Responsibility within their organisation, and ultimately, leveraging the benefits that this will bring to their organisation.

Corporate Social Responsibility Objectives

The Objectives of this course include:

  • Understanding how to implement a Corporate Social Responsibility program in accordance with ISO26000;
  • Getting to know the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques allowing to effectively manage a social responsibility program;
  • Understanding the stages of a ISO 26000 audit; and
  • Learning how to leverage the benefits of a Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

Corporate Social Responsibility Fees

The Fee for the Course is as follows:

  • Registration Fee (Non-Refundable): EUR 35;
  • Course Fee including: Lectures, Course Notes, Certificate of Attendance and Refreshments (Please see our Terms and Conditions on changes, rejections and cancellations): EUR 240.

By registering for the course, you are agreeing to be bound by all the Terms and Conditions including payment terms. Upon Registration, an invoice will be issued for payment, which includes the Registration Fee and the Course Fee (which you will not be required to pay in terms of rejection but for which you are agreeing to pay in case of acceptance in line with our Terms and Conditions). The invoice is to be paid in its entirety within 15 days from the day of issuance. However, should you not meet the Eligibility Criteria for the selected course, the Course Fee will either not be levied or will be refunded if it has already been paid; the Registration Fee will remain non-refundable.

Jobs+ Training Funds

The course qualifies for the Jobsplus “Investing In Skills” scheme, where a grant equivalent to 50%, 60% or 70% of the direct training cost and a compensation for staff time (exact sum to be determined on an ad hoc basis through a Jobs+ dynamic spreadsheet) can be availed of. For more information and links to the application forms, please click on the button below.

Corporate Social Responsibility Sessions

Sessions for this course will be held as follows:

  • Session 1 – 29th October 2018 from 15:30 to 19:00
  • Session 2 – 5th November 2018 from 15:30 to 19:00
National Commission for Higher Education Accredited

Equinox Academy is licensed as a Higher Education Institution (License number 2015-005) by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education.

Microsoft Education Institution Partner

Equinox Academy is registered as a Microsoft Partner Network Member as an Education Institution.


Corporate Social Responsibility Course Programme

  • An Overview of ISO 26000;
  • The Corporate Social Responsibility Policy: why is it necessary and what should it include?;
  • Human Rights Issues: theoretical overview and best practice; and
  • Labour Practices: theoretical overview and best practice.
  • The Environment: theoretical overview and best practices;
  • Fair Operating Practices: theoretical overview and best practices;
  • Consumer Issues: theoretical overview and best practices;
  • Community Involvement and Development Issues: theoretical overview and best practices; and
  • How to leverage the benefits of a Corporate Social Responsibility Programme

Corporate Social Responsibility Trainers

Dr. Roberta Lepre is a warranted advocate. Between 2004 and 2008 she occupied various roles with the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality, where she gained extensive experience in legal drafting and representation, research, analytical reviews and awareness raising, particularly in the field of equality and diversity.

Besides her private work, through which she continues to provide legal advice and representation, and consults on issues pertaining to diversity, corporate social responsibility and EU funding, she has also served as board member of Victim Support Malta, a non-profit organisation which provides information and support to victims of crime, having previously served as its Director for nine years.

Other past roles include serving as a member of the Guardian for Future Generations, a high level body set up under the Sustainable Development Act, Chairperson of the Platform for Human Rights Organisations in Malta, and the Commission on Domestic Violence. Recently, Dr. Lepre has been commissioned by Government to draft two key pieces of legislation namely the:

  • The Equality Bill
  • The Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence BIll

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Location where the Training will be Held

Equinox Academy Ltd.

36, Archbishop Street
Valletta VLT 1447
Phone: +35621376242

Parking Arrangements

Given the time in which this course will take place, it would be best to park within Valletta itself. After 2 PM there is no cost for vehicles entering and staying in Valletta for more than half an hour and by that time there should be ample parking space available for all course attendees. In the unlikely event that you are unable to find parking in the immediate vicinity of the training venue, it is likely that there will be free-of-charge parking space in the Valletta ring road (4 minutes away on foot from the training venue) and Hastings (4 minutes away on foot from the training venue).

Registration Terms and Conditions apply.