Building a Sustainable Business [8 hour]
This unit provides an overview of the factors that can make a
business sustainable, and explains how these can be incorporated
into the management of an organisation. It will give you an
understanding of how the economic, environmental and societal
impacts of a organisation's activities can be monitored and
measured, and an outline of some of the practical ways in which a
business can anticipate and reduce these impacts, both
strategically and operationally.
The unit reviews issues such as openness and transparency;
licence to operate; corporate social responsibility [CSR]; supply
chains, partnerships and stakeholder interests; sustainability
indicators; methodologies to evaluate and assess environmental and
societal impacts (including ecological, carbon and water
footprints) and approaches to environmental and sustainability
reporting and auditing.
Key points covered in the unit include:
- Sustainability - concepts and practices in business
- Ethical and societal impacts of business and forces for
- The Triple Bottom Line - the precautionary principle, product
stewardship, polluter pays, ethical probity
- Openness, transparency, corporate social responsibility,
partnerships and supply chain issues
- A licence to operate and corporate governance
- Environmental and sustainability reporting and auditing
- Sustainability indicators including ecological/carbon/water
Download the Unit Handbook from the panel on the right.
Provisional start dates for this unit:
w/c 2nd December 2013
w/c 24th February 2014
w/c 12th May 2014
w/c 8th September 2014
w/c 24th November 2014
The cost of the unit is £352.50 (+ VAT). The unit has a learning
time equivalent to 8 hours spread over 5 weeks.
To register for the unit please email Tom Owen or call 020 7831 3110.
Staffordshire University reserve the right to cancel any start
date if there are insufficient registrants. No refunds can be made
less than 14 days prior to the commencement of the unit although
substitutions can be made at any time.