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Climate Change & Sustainability Training

Climate Change & Sustainability

Implementing a Non-Financial Data Management System

3 day

This workshop aims to familarise delegates with the principles and practices of good information management to ensure that data is robust, of high quality and well controlled.

This public workshop runs as an intensive 3 day event, which can also be delivered as a bespoke course for specific clients. In addition it can be delivered with a detailed focus on greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting, depending upon requirements.

Delegates do not require any prior knowledge of non-financial data accounting and management to attend this workshop. However, if a bespoke course focused on GHG emissions accounting is specified, then understanding the technical issues associated with industry will be expected.

This workshop includes overnight homework exercises.


Course Objectives

Using shared learning and group exercises the workshop will provide participants with:

  • Information and techniques related to data accounting,
  • Information security and governance,
  • Non-financial assurance requirements.

It aims to ensure that organizations and their auditors understand the importance of data management within the context of an EMS and for legal reporting purposes such as GHG emissions accounting, reporting and trading.

Course Agenda

Day 1

Why collect environmental data
• The purpose of reporting
• Drivers for reporting
• The scope of reporting and assurance
Stakeholder mapping
Stakeholder mapping

What data to collect – Data scope - deciding what is important
• Who is interested in what?
• What does the reporter want to say?
• How is data weighted
Communication of information
How to report & in what medium/ channel?
The challenge of assurance in different media
Different frameworks for reporting

Day 2

CSR and reporting
Timelines for data collection & reporting
Monitoring & reporting principles
"Material" inclusion - does the report cover the right things?
Development of longer term accounting processes
Data quality and quality control

How to manage data
Methodologies for gathering data
Tools for gathering data
Basic Metrology – measurement systems etc
Mapping tools to methodologies
Case studies – relevant data
What is a data management system & what should it cover?
Information process flows
Information security & governance
Evaluation & critique of CSR Reports

Day 3

Integration with other management systems
Control and assurance over data & information
What is assurance, why is it necessary?
Internal QA
External/ independent assurance

"Material" accuracy – is the information in the report correct?
Process assurance and data assurance
Providers of assurance
Levels of assurance
Preparing for independent assurance
Future Trends


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