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How to Master Corporate Social Responsibility: A Comprehensive Guide to Meeting Certification Requirements

CSR Webinar Series - Part 2

November 7, 2023 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CDT

How to Master Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Comprehensive Guide to Meeting Certification Requirements

In an increasingly socially conscious world, it is becoming more and more common for regulatory bodies to require organizations to certify to Social Accountability (SA) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards. In doing so, companies are held liable for the actions that they take throughout the supply chain and their impact on the environment, their workforce and their customers. Being found non-compliant could lead to costly fines and a damaged brand reputation. 

To mitigate risk throughout the supply chain, it is becoming commonplace for regulatory compliance to guide Social Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility standards.

In part two of our CSR webinar series, Valarie Washington-Dempsey and Fernando Pimenta will provide a comprehensive overview of how to achieve and meet SA and CSR certification requirements. Attendees will learn everything that goes into compliance, the timeline and how to ensure continual improvement. In addition, we will address common FAQs around compliance and how to achieve certification.

What We Cover

  • A high-level overview of SA and CSR compliance and its timeline
  • A breakdown of the requirements that are a part of CSR and SA such as:
    • Occupational Health & Safety
    • Environmental efforts
    • Gender and pay equality
    • And more
  • A guide to achieving compliance and ensuring continuous improvement
  • The most frequently asked questions from organizations seeking SA and CSR certification


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Valerie Washington-Dempsey

Valarie Washington-Dempsey, Corporate Social Responsibility and Management Systems Auditor, ABS QE

Valarie Washington-Dempsey serves as a Contract Auditor for ABS Group Quality Evaluations. She is responsible for conducting Social Compliance and other Supplier Management audits which include managing all phases of social and corporate accountability and making recommendations for client registration. Valarie is certified as an SA8000 Lead Auditor, ISO9001 Lead Auditor, ISO14001 Lead Auditor and ISO45001 Internal Auditor.

About ABS QE

ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE) is a subsidiary of ABS Group of Companies, Inc. ( As a world-leading certification body, ABS QE works with companies to improve the performance of their business, systems, people and supply chains through management systems certification, verification, training and assessments, including supply chain and cybersecurity. ABS QE’s global network of auditors plays a crucial role in helping organizations achieve business excellence and obtain the necessary certifications to get products and services to market.

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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