AL2160 Environmental Management 7.5 credits

Miljömanagement

The overall aim of the course is to give an introduction The overall aim of the course is to give an introduction to how companies and organisations deal with environmental and sustainability matters. The course reflects different strategies, tools and accounting systems being used in the current development process and the driving forces behind them. The course discusses both process and product development in different companies related to sustainable development.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Strategies, motivations and driving forces to implement and develop environmental management systems in companies and organisations. Current and emerging environmental management systems and standards as ISO 14001 and GRI Sustainability Reporting, and tools like Corporate Social Responsibility, Codes of Conduct, Environmental- and Sustainability reporting, Climate Indexes.

Intended learning outcomes *

The overall aim of the course is to give an introduction to how companies and organizations deal with environmental and sustainability matters. The course reflects different strategies, tools and accounting systems being used in the current development process and the driving forces behind them. The course discusses both process and product development in different companies related to sustainable development.

After concluding this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe and explain the processes for certification, registration and maintenance of an EMS according to ISO 14001 and EMAS.
  • describe and explain the most significant tools in the environmental and sustainability monitoring, planning and reporting in companies and organizations
  • describe how environmental law is used to control environmental impacts from companies
  • describe, analyse and compare the environmental- and sustainability management and performance of  companies and critically review the goals achieved.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

TSUTM (vvf): -

Open for KTH program students with at least 180 credits, or a bachelor's degree for other applicants

Recommended prerequisites

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Literature

Will be announced at the beginning of the course


Epstein, Marc J.: Making Sustainability Work.Best practices in managing and measuring corporate social, environmental, and economic impacts. Greenleaf Publishing Limited, 2008.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • PRO2 - Project, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Students who have not completed the course with previous examination are asked to contact the examiner.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Cecilia Sundberg

Further information

Course web

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Course web AL2160

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study *

Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

AL2181 Environmental Management II, Advanced course

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

OBS! TSUTM and programmes which have this course in their study plan have precedence

The course has a limited amount of attendants. In case this limit is exeeded the selection is based on grades. Maximum amount of places is 90.