Standards and auditing approaches used for sustainability management are examined. Public standards, like those from the International Organization for Standardization, are contrasted with private standards, developed by specific industries for product transparency and accountability in supply-chains. Auditing practice, as defined by the ISO 19011 standard, is examined including principles, steps, reporting and important concepts. Examples of performance standards and management system standards are explored, covering industrial, social and environmental issues. Lectures may be...
The examination and evaluation of Environmental Management Systems such as ISO 14001. Alternate EMS systems will be compared and reviewed to identify their respective strengths and weaknesses. Case studies will be used to illustrate the ideas presented. Prereq: ENBUS 102; Environment and Business students only
Sustainability of industrial materials is examined, including resources, production, use and end-of-life. Different types of industrial materials and major applications (buildings, transportation, communications, etc.) are covered. Industrial ecology and management approaches help restructure production systems and support sustainable development.
Prereq: ENBUS 204; Level at least 4A Environment and Business students