MJ2663 Environmental Management 6.0 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.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Strategies, motivations and driving forces to implement and develope environmental management systems in companies and organisations. Current EMS and Standards as ISO 14001 and EMAS, GRI Sustainability Reporting and Dow Jones Sustainability Index, 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 motivations and driving forces behind the development of EMS, and process and product development in companies and organizations.
  • 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 and planning in companies and organizations. Corporate Social Responsibility, Codes of Conduct, Environmental- and Sustainability reporting, Climate Indexes, and how sustainability and financial performance can be integrated in the frameworks of GRI Sustainability Reporting and Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
  • In a written case study describe, explain and analyze the environmental- and sustainability performance of one company and critically review the goals achieved.

Course Disposition

No information inserted

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

At least 120 academic credits (ECTS) in a program of engineering or natural science or the course MJ1500 or MJ1502 or corresponding knowledge. Ddocumented profieciency in english B or equivalent. 

Recommended prerequisites

No information inserted

Equipment

No information inserted

Literature

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 *

  • PRO1 - Project, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, 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.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

No information inserted

Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

No information inserted

Examiner

Cecilia Sundberg

Further information

Course web

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 MJ2663

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study *

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

MJ2664 Environmental Management II, 6 credits

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

Replaces 3C1380