Sustainable Assurance Solutions provide training services to qualify Social Compliance auditors and educate suppliers on Ethical Sourcing /Corporate Social Responsibility programs (CSR) and solutions. SAS Auditor training is recognised as part of the Auditor's Continuous Professional Development Training (CPD) by the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors Inc. (APSCA).
Also, SAS is licensed by Sedex to deliver the SMETA Workshop in Australasia and South Africa.
Sustainable Assurance Solutions (SAS) provides a variety of Ethical Sourcing/ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) workshops, seminars and, training for Social Compliance Auditors and suppliers as follows:
The CSR Auditor Training objectives are as follows:
Describe the fundamental purpose of a CSR Audit program.
Understanding the CSR Audit approach and Audit Process including strategic and systematic thinking, Auditor's skills, data collection and analysis, problem-solving and handling challenges during an audit, decision making, integrity and ethical behaviour, investigation and observation, time management, documentation review, management system, and Interview skills. Understand and describe the range of social and ethical issues that face organisations and auditors.
To enable auditors to be able to understand key factors in CSR audit execution: Forced labour, Child and young labour, Discrimination, Standard working hours, overtime and allowances, Freedom of association, Harassment, bullying and disciplinary actions, whistle-blower, Occupational health and safety, environmental impact and analysis, Business ethics.
To enable auditors to understand some specific cases: Access denied, Zero Tolerance & Other special cases and process.
The local industry practice, bad examples, good examples.
The relevant legislative framework (national and local labour law).
To assist the auditor with continuous professional development.
The auditor should be ready to learn:
How to execute a high-quality CSR audit.
Find isolated or systematic issues.
Understand the difference between inconsistency and finding issues.
What is the difference between non-compliance and observation?
How to manage the challenges during the audit.
Write comprehensive and detailed CSR report.
The Modern Slavery Act Workshop objectives are as follow:
How to move beyond compliance to ending slavery.
How modern slavery can impact your entity- where and what are your risks?
Modern slavery typologies and how you may be connected to, causing or be directly linked to slavery?
Prevention, remediation and mitigation strategies.
The SMETA for Suppliers Workshop objectives are as follow:
Be clear about what a SMETA audit is, how it works, and how it will be undertaken in your company.
Be confident about the resources at your disposal to help you prepare for an audit.
Be able to get the most from an audit.
Have clear next steps and actions towards preparing for a SMETA audit.
Who will benefit from the Modern Slavery Act and SMETA for Suppliers Workshop?
The person or team responsible for Modern Slavery Act reporting. This may include your C-Suite / Directors with responsibility for reporting, Compliance manager/officer, Ethical Sourcing Manager, Procurement Manager, and Auditor, Sustainability Manager. This workshop is the best opportunity for you to understand all the requirements of The Australian Modern Slavery Act (2018) and SMETA audit and support the building of best practice systems in your business.
Our Founder and Director Arta Beikzadeh is an accredited trainer and has delivered education across Australia and internationally.
She is also a popular and engaging speaker and is regularly invited to deliver keynote addresses and present at conferences worldwide.