Energy & Sustainability Management PT
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Sustainability & Environmental Controlling

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Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• prepare and evaluate sustainability reports
• distinguish and implement environmental management systems according to Eco-Management and Audit Scheme
• describe and apply functions, tools and motives of environmental controlling
• explain tasks and tools of sustainable corporate management

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course contents

• Business ethics
• Corporate (social) responsibility and compliance
• Structure of sustainability reports and reporting standards
• Functions and motives of environmental controlling
• Auditing of management systems (ISO 19011)
• Environmental management system ISO 14001, ISO 14044ff and EMAS
• Process modeling in the context of environmental and sustainability audits, environmental impact assessment, eco-labels and eco-labels

recommended or required reading

• Lenitz, M., 2018. Managementsysteme richtig auditieren: Die Anwendung der ÖNORM EN ISO 19011:2018 in der Praxis. Wien: Austrian Standards plus
• Brauweiler, J., et al., 2018. Umweltmanagementsysteme nach ISO 14001: Grundwissen für Praktiker (essentials). Berlin: Springer Gabler
• Engelfried, J., 2016. Nachhaltiges Umweltmanagement - Schritt für Schritt: Arbeitsbuch. Stuttgart: utb
• Fifka, M. S., 2014. CSR und Reporting. Berlin: Gabler Verlag
• Colsman, B., 2016. Nachhaltigkeitscontrolling: Strategien, Ziele, Umsetzung. 2. Aufl.. Wiesbaden: Gabler Verlag

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