CSRD & ESRS Fundamentals Training Course

Taking Proactive Steps Towards CSRD Readiness

As sustainability becomes a cornerstone of corporate strategy, an increasing number of directly or indirectly affected organizations must navigate the complexities of reporting under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). To effectively overcome associated challenges including uncertainty over compliance requirements, our DEKRA experts have developed a CSRD & ESRS Fundamentals Training Course designed to provide a first impression of what it takes to integrate transparent sustainability reporting into your business model and operations. It will also help indirectly affected organizations in understanding upcoming requests from their supply chain.

Regulatory Framework
The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is an EU directive that aims to enhance and standardize the sustainability reporting requirements for organizations. It expands on the previous Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) by broadening the scope of companies required to report through a staggered approach, increasing the detail and rigor of the reports and requiring assurance on the reported information. The CSRD mandates that organizations disclose information on their environmental impact, social practices and governance matters to provide stakeholders with a comprehensive view of their sustainability performance. This initiative is part of the EU's broader strategy to integrate sustainable finance into its financial system and increase transparency in corporate behavior.
Target Group
  • Individuals seeking an overview of CSRD and ESG reporting
  • Managers and employees across various corporate functions impacted by CSRD without a direct role in sustainability reporting
  • Those in organizations indirectly affected through the supply chain
Learning Objectives & Units
    • Gain a thorough understanding of CSRD requirements and the ESRS reporting standard.
    • Learn the necessary steps for implementing sustainability reporting in your company.
    • Become acquainted with the double materiality concept and its significance.
    • Analyze industry best practices, challenges, and pitfalls in reporting to devise appropriate action plans.
    • Benefit from insights shared by other companies and our experienced DEKRA trainers, who also provide consultancy in sustainability reporting.
    Training Course Details
    • Duration: 5 teaching units (225 min) (0.5 days)
    • Delivery format: Virtual classroom or classroom
    • Entry requirements: none/no special requirements
    • Examination procedure: no exam included
    • Completion: DEKRA Certificate of attendance
    • Technical requirements:
      • A powerful internet connection (at least 1 Mbit/s), an up-to-date operating system and browser
      • Google Chrome is required for our live online training sessions
      • JavaScript must be activated
      • Microphone and speakers (headset) as well as a webcam
    Why DEKRA?
    • In our training course we offer you firsthand information from consultants supporting organizations with their sustainability reporting.
    • We provide the expertise and experience you need to adopt effective sustainable practices.
    • Our global network of sustainability experts is always up to date with the latest developments in local and international sustainability regulations.