Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is for the student to
understand the concept of sustainable business and
to be able to foresee and analyze environmental
consequences in logistical decisions made.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
Understand the concept of sustainable development
and know a few meters that can be used to show
the environmental effects of activities.
Know how different flows affect the environment
and identify means to reduce the environmental
impact of the flows.

Course contents

The concept of sustainable development
Ecological Footprint and Water Footprint
Different flows, especially different parts of
the material flow and the impact on the
The packaging and the environment
Eco-labels, life cycle assessments and standards

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to logistics

Additional information

There will be more information about the course in
Itslearning when the course starts.

Recommended or required reading

Possible course literature (for example):

Grant David, Trautrims Alexander and Wong Chee
Yew, 2015. Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain
Management. Kogan Page Limited.

McKinnon Alan, Cullinane Sharon, Browne Michel
and Whiteing Anthony, 2010. Green logistics -
Improving the environmental sustainability of
logistics. Kogan Page Limited.

Course material on Itslearning
Possible other material given during the course

Study activities

  • Lectures - 26 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 4 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 55 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
compulsory elements of the course and receive at
least 50 points of the maximum 100 points in the
Personal essay: maximum 30 points (at least 15
points required)
Assignment by groups: maximum 70 points (at least
35 points required)


Henriksson Robert


Henriksson Robert

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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