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.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Environmental Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

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 and compare how management systems for environment, quality and health and safety are applied in 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 main content

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.

Eligibility

TSUTM (vvf): -

Övriga: Öppet för KTHs programstudenter med minst 180 hp, eller en kandidatexamen för andra sökanden

Literature

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

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project, 4.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.5, grading scale: P, F

UPP Examination 7,5 cr

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Examiner

Cecilia Sundberg <cecilia.sundberg@abe.kth.se>

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.

Add-on studies

AL2181 Environmental Management II, Advanced course

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2014.