ISO 26000 Lead Auditor

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Course Overview

ISO 26000 Lead Auditor training enables you to gain comprehensive knowledge of the key principles and subjects of social responsibility, which are required to audit the integration of a Social Responsibility Program (SRP) within an organization. The Lead Auditor training will equip you with the necessary expertise to measure an organization’s performance in terms of sustainable development, legal compliance and society’s welfare based on ISO 26000.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communication with customers, and conflict resolution.

After acquiring the necessary expertise to perform this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO 26000 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to measure organizations SRP performance based on best practices.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the recent trends, characteristics and principles of social responsibility based on ISO 26000 guidelines
  • Acknowledge how organizations integrate social responsibility and how ISO 26000 guidelines complement it
  • Learn the core principles and subjects of social responsibility
  • Understand how ISO 26000 guidelines contribute to sustainable development
  • Understand an auditor’s role to: plan, lead and follow-up on an audit

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and best practices used in SPR audits
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies
  • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam


A fundamental understating of ISO 26000 and comprehensive knowledge of audit principles.

Target Audiance

  • Auditors seeking to master the skills needed to measure an organization’s Social Responsibility performance
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the audit of a Social Responsibility Program
  • Individuals responsible for integrating Social Responsibility behavior within an organization
  • Auditors seeking to gain comprehensive knowledge of Social Responsibility principles, core subjects and best practices

Schedule Dates

ISO 26000 Lead Auditor
04 March 2024 - 08 March 2024
ISO 26000 Lead Auditor
10 June 2024 - 14 June 2024
ISO 26000 Lead Auditor
16 September 2024 - 20 September 2024
ISO 26000 Lead Auditor
16 December 2024 - 20 December 2024

Course Content

  • Introduction to Social Responsibility Programs (SRP) and ISO 26000

  • Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit

  • On-site audit activities

  • Closing the audit

  • Certification Exam


ISO 26000 Lead Auditor is a certification program designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, conduct, manage, and report on audits of social responsibility practices within organizations based on the ISO 26000 standard. This certification focuses on developing auditing competencies to assess the conformity and effectiveness of social responsibility initiatives, identify areas for improvement, and ensure alignment with ethical principles, stakeholder expectations, and sustainable development goals.

The ISO 26000 Lead Auditor certification is intended for professionals responsible for auditing social responsibility practices within organizations, including CSR auditors, consultants, lead assessors, quality managers, and individuals involved in CSR, sustainability, ethics, or organizational governance roles.

Obtaining ISO 26000 Lead Auditor certification offers several benefits, including advanced knowledge and skills in auditing social responsibility practices, ability to effectively plan and conduct audits, enhanced understanding of ISO 26000 guidance, improved audit performance and reporting capabilities, increased credibility in CSR and sustainability fields, and potential career advancement opportunities in auditing, compliance, and CSR management roles.

To prepare for the ISO 26000 Lead Auditor certification exam, individuals can enroll in training courses offered by accredited training providers. These courses cover key aspects of auditing social responsibility practices, including audit planning, conduct, reporting, and follow-up, as well as the requirements of the ISO 26000 standard and relevant auditing principles and techniques. Additionally, studying the standard itself, reviewing case studies and examples of social responsibility audits, and practicing with sample audit scenarios can further enhance readiness for the certification exam.

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