Sustainability and Green Logistics: An Introduction
Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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Examine the environmental impacts of logistics and learn how to mitigate them
On this course, you will be introduced to the main principles of sustainable development in business and green logistics. You will examine the environmental, financial, and social impacts of logistics and procurement operations at a local and global scale, and learn why these need to be minimised.
You will have the opportunity to explore the key policies and laws regulating supply chain functions that aim to protect the environment. You will also be introduced to the methods that assess the environmental performance of supply chains, in order to improve current practices and monitor progress.
What topics will you cover?
- The triple-bottom line
- Global warming
- Environmental legislation
- International treaties (eg Kyoto protocol)
- Sustainable supply chains
- Green logistics
- Sustainable development goals
- Corporate social responsibility
- Sustainable sourcing
- Product-based and supplier-based procurement
- Ethical materials sourcing (eg fairtrade principles)
- Responsible supplier procurement (eg supplier code of conduct)
- Globalisation and sourcing from developing countries
- GreenScor model
When would you like to start?
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Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for logistics professionals and individuals with an interest in the environmental issues of business supply chain and logistics activities around the globe.
Please note that the individuals listed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.
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