Course syllabus

Miljöledning och hållbarhetsredovisning
Environmental Management Systems

FMIN15, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED W
Date of Decision: 2017-04-03

General Information

Elective for: I5, W4-ms
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The general aim is that the students should acquire deeper knowledge about environmental management systems (EMS) and get practice in introducing environmental management systems. They should be stimulated to reflect and discuss on the possibilities and limitations of environmental management systems, and other methods for promotion of sustainability in companies. They should also train their critical thinking and writing abilities.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Environmental management systems: brief history, and function as a basis for preventive action; the contents of the Standard EN ISO 14001 and EMAS. The introduction and implementation of ISO 14001. Certification; examples from companies and organisations. Other management systems, e.g., Energy management systems and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Literature seminars are aimed at a critical analysis of environmental management systems and CSR.

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, exercises and study visits. The project is carried out throughout the course.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Continuous assessment is made during presentations and discussions, written assignments and active participation in seminars. The written project is also presented and discussed at a seminar. The final grade is based on the project and the written exam, which account for 50% each. Participation in seminars, exercises, role play and study visits is mandatory.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: Minimum 130 credits within the program.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMI110

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Charlotte Malmgren,
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