IFS ESG Check training for IFS Auditors and Assessors

This online training of two half-day sessions will prepare IFS auditors and IFS Global Market Assessors for carrying out the verification of the IFS ESG Check and Carbon Footprint module. A practical and hands-on approach is combined with expert explanations of context like international guidelines and legislation. Participants will receive a preparation package containing a case study and homework exercises.

Set-up of the training

The training includes two modules:

  1. The ESG Check
  2. Carbon Footprint

It is mandatory for IFS auditors to follow both modules. The training is offered in two days and split into two sessions of four hours each. The preparation package is an integral part of the program. This homework is estimated to take two hours for each module. The course will be offered in English, German, Dutch, French and Spanish. In due time, Italian and Polish will become available as well.

Both sessions will be interactive and practice-focused, using case studies and examples. The ESG Check and Carbon Footprint self-assessment forms that will be filled in by the company are the starting points for each session. Next to going through the checklist to explain each requirement and its context, the participants will practice with verifying possible input that the company provides in the self-assessment.

Another important part of the training is the scoring that the auditor will use. The scoring and the way to look at organizations that are in the process of implementing ESG/sustainability is different from auditing practice regarding for instance food safety.  This will need thorough explanation by the trainer and exercises to practice a different ‘mindset’ of the auditor. The final part of the training focuses on writing the report and the summary.

In 2022, a maximum of 60 IFS auditors/Global Markets assessors (one per IFS Certification Body or Assessment Services provide) will be able to do this training for free. Registration will be done through IFS, click on the button to be redirected.

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