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).
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.
Lectures, seminars, exercises and group work.
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.