Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus lies on the following

Ethical and Sustainable Competencies
Local and Global Societal Competencies

SDG's in focus:

#7: Affordable and clean energy,
#8: Decent work and economic growth,
#9: Industry, Innovation and infrastructure
#12: Responsible consumption and production
#13: Climate action
#17: Partnership for the goal

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this study unit:

You are able to name and discuss key concepts,
international legislation, standards and
related to sustainable development and Corporate

You are able to describe the concept of circular
economy and
circular business models. (Knowledge)

You are able to apply measures to reduce the
footprint of the supply chain. (Skill)

You are able to apply a critical approach in
analysing and
evaluating the environmental and social
consequences of the
company's logistical decisions. (Approach)

You have a reflective approach on ethical
principles in
relation to given topics. (Approach)

Course contents

The concept of sustainable development
The concept of circular economy and a circular
business model
Corporate Social Responsibility and risk
Green supply chain
Ecological Footprint
Life-cycle analysis
Value hierarchy of waste management

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to logistics passed

Additional information

Introduction lecture, business game, circular
business workshop and guest lecture are
mandatory. In the group assignment and the
presentation of the personal portfolio, the student
has to attend one full session.
More information on Itslearning at course start.

Recommended or required reading

Grant David, Trautrims Alexander and Wong Cheew,
2015. Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain
Management. Kogan Page Limited.
McKinnon Alan, Cullinane Sharon, Browne Michel
Whiteing Anthony, 2010. Green logistics -
Improving the environmental sustainability of
logistics. Kogan Page Limited.
Catherine Weetman, 2015. A circular economy
handbook for the business and supply chain. Kogan
Page Limited.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 50 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 90 hours
  • Individual studies - 100 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 270 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 270 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • 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 20 points from the exam and at least 50
points of the maximum 100 points in
the course.

Examination 1: Written exam, maximum 40 points
(min, 20 points to pass)
Examination 2: Group assignment, maximum
10 points
Examination 3: Written personal portfolio, maximum
40 points
Examination 4: Guest lecture reflection paper, max
5 points
Examination 5: Business game, max 5 points (group
Examination 6: Written individual/group
assignment, max 5 points (bonus assignment)

1-49 points equal to fail
50-59 points equal to 1
60-69 points equal to 2
70-79 points equal to 3
80-89 points equal to 4
90-100 points equal to 5


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Adlercreutz Erica

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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