Syllabus for Management Systems, Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainability

Ledningssystem, livscykelanalys och hållbarhet

Syllabus

  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1TG292
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Industrial Engineering and Management G1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2019-03-07
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-01-26
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 28, 2021
  • Entry requirements: Projects and Leadership, and Social Change, Leadership and Participation.
  • Responsible department: Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course the student should be able to

  • explain the UN's sustainability goals and Swedish national environmental goals,
  • describe approaches for increased sustainability by using environmental management system: International Standards Organisation (ISO) 14001, Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and define their similarities and differences,
  • describe approaches for increased sustainability when working with energy transition through the management systems ISO 50001 (energy management system) and ISO 14001 (environmental management system),
  • explain the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR, ISO 26000) and corruption/anti bribery management system (ISO 37001),
  • explain the concept of integrated management systems with its advantages and disadvantages,
  • explain the utilization of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for sustainability reporting,
  • describe different types of environmental impact of products,
  • perform a simplified life cycle analysis (LCA).

Content

Driving forces for sustainable development and how they are related to organisations responsibility. UN's sustainability goals and Swedish national environmental goals. Management systems connected to sustainable development. Management aspects plan and structure with the demands from ISO 14001, EMAS, and ISO 50001 with its similarities and differences. Sustainability reporting. Corporate social responsibility. Corruption. Impact of products on the environment. Basics of life cycle analysis.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars, exercises and group work.

Assessment

Written assignments and active participation in workshops for each part of the course.
Part 1: Management Systems (3 credits),
Part 2: Life Cycle Analysis (3 credits),
Part 3: Sustainability (4 credits).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding targeted pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 28, 2021

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • CSR and sustainable business Borglund, Tommy; De Geer, Hans; Sweet, Susanne; Frostenson, Magnus; Lerpold, Lin; Nordbrand, Sara; Sjöström, Emma; Windell, Karolina

    First edition: Stockholm: Sanoma utbildning, [2017]

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Eccleston, Charles H.; March, Frederic.; Cohen, Tim Inside energy : developing and managing an ISO 50001 energy management system

    Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2011

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Kals, Johannes ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems: What Managers Need to Know About Energy and Business Administration

    Business Expert Press, 2015

    Mandatory

  • Jensen, Frede Integrated Management System: Combining other standards with ISO 9001

    lulu.com, 2016

    Mandatory

  • EMAS – Eco-Management and Audit Scheme – “User’s guide”

  • ISO 14 001

  • ISO 26 001

  • ISO 37 001

  • ISO 50 001

Additional texts of about 300 pages will be added