Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

Ethical and Sustainable Competencies

Local and Global Societal Competencies


Learning outcomes

Once you have completed the study unit you will

the ability to name and discuss key concepts,
international legislation, standards and
institutions related to sustainable development
and Corporate Social Responsibility (knowledge)
ability to define and describe the concept of
economy and circular business models (knowledge)
ability to apply measures to reduce the
environmental footprint in the supply chain
ability to apply a critical approach in analyzing
and evaluating the environmental and social
consequences of the company's logistical decisions
a reflective approach on ethical principles in
relation to given topics (attitude)

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

Additional information

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

Supported virtual education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should receive at
least 50 points of the maximum 100 points in the
Examination 1: Written exam, maximum 40 points
Examination 2: Group assignment, maximum
10 points
Examination 3: Written personal portfolio, maximum
40 points
Examination 4: Written individual assignment 10

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
Introduction lecture is mandatory


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Adlercreutz Erica

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2022-12-16 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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