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
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.
Literature and preparations
Admitted to Master's Programme, Sustainable Technology (TSUTM).
Others: Admitted to a program at KTH - Royal Institute of Technology and at least completed 180 ECTS credits. Courses from upper secondary school corresponding to the courses Eng B/6 according to the Swedish upper secondary school system. 7,5 ECTS credits (7,5 hp) in environment and sustainable development.
Will be announced at the beginning of the course
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- 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
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web AL2160
Main field of study
AL2181 Environmental Management II, Advanced course
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.