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Certificate In Encouraging Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Business Online Course

Learn Basics Of Corporate Social Responsibility

Learn Basics Of Corporate Social Responsibility

Today’s leading businesses realize that there is more to their bottom line than financial success. Thriving businesses also ensure that the people and environment in the areas that they operate benefit from their presence. Corporate social responsibility programs and sustainability practices can help build true profitability that incorporates all of these elements.

This course will introduce you to the basics of sustainability and corporate social responsibility using ISO 26000 guidelines as a framework. These principles include organizational governance and ethics, operating practices, human rights and labor practices, environmental awareness and sustainability, consumer issues, and community involvement.

After you complete this Encouraging Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Business course, you will be able to:

  • Define sustainability and social responsibility.
  • Discuss the principles of social responsibility in business.
  • Apply the principles of sustainability and social responsibility in the context of ISO 26000.
  • Develop a program for sustainability and social responsibility in business.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required
  3. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Certificate of Completion

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment: Definitions
  •     Pre-Assignment: Why Get Involved?
  •     Pre-Assignment: Making Connections

Session 2: What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

  •     A Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility
  •     Roles and Responsibilities
  •     Business Challenges
  •     Frame Your Business Case
  •     Case Study
  •     Do You Have To Do It All At Once?
  •     Pre-Assignment Review
  •     About the ISO 26000 Standards
  •     The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  •     Making Connections

Session 3: Creating a Corporate Social Responsibility Program

  •     Setting Up the Project Vision
  •     Creating the Project Plan
  •     Engaging Stakeholders and Employees
  •     Objective Statements
  •     Implementation Tips
  •     Making Connections
  •     Measuring, Reporting, and Revising
  •     Making Connections

Session 4: Corporate Social Responsibility Principles

  •     Due Diligence
  •     Case Studies
  •     Making Connections
  •     Protecting Human Rights
  •     Human Rights Challenges
  •     Organizational Governance and Ethics
  •     ISO 26000 Principles
  •     Making Connections
  •     Operating Practices
  •     Political Considerations
  •     Human Rights and Labor Practices
  •     Making Connections

Session 5: Environmental Awareness and Sustainability

  •     Creating Community
  •     Making Connections
  •     Consumer Issues
  •     Community Involvement
  •     Making Connections
  •     Review the List
  •     Project Plan

Session 6: A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 002ESASR
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Lifetime Course Access
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6 - 8 Hours
Qualification: Certificate