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Sustainability and Responsibility (5 cr)

Code: TLIK1500-3013

General information


01.08.2023 - 24.08.2023


28.08.2023 - 19.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Online learning


School of Technology


Main Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


0 - 15

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Logistics
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Purchasing and Logistics Engineering


  • Sari Karppala


    Avoin AMK, tekniikka, Hankintaosaaja
    Institute of New Industry, online learning (mechanical, logistics and civil engineering)
  • ZJA23ST
    Avoin AMK, tekniikka


Sustainability & responsibility is much more than just sorting your trashes and taking them out to the right bins. Sustainable sourcing and production methods througout the supply chain are a must nowadays and corporate responsibility is the basic prerequisite for companies to exist. On this course you will learn how globally acknowledged responsibility initiatives, e.g. UN Global Compact, affect on corporate governance.

Course Competencies:
Competences to be promoted and assessed in this course include analysing skills, ability to consult and apply norms and codes related to sustainability and responsibility, awareness of societal, health and safety, environmental, economic and industrial implications and responsibility in decision making.

Learning outcomes in the course:
You will learn the significance of responsibility aspects in business. You know how to evaluate sustainability reporting and how environmental, financial and social responsibility are linked into business processes, logistics and strategic management of the companies. You acquire basic understanding of standards and legistlation related to sustainability and responsibility.


Development phases of sustainable thinking in business context.
Currently perceived basic level of sustainability in corporations now and in the future.
Corporate social, financial and environmental responsibility.
UN Global Compact, ISO standards, legistlation.
Study of sustainable megatrends, values and ethics.

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

McKinnon, Alan. (2018) Decarbonising Logistics.

SFS-EN ISO environmental, health & safety and other applicable standards.

The lecture material related to the course can be found in the course workspace. The course also uses open online material related to the topics.

Teaching methods

The course is a 100% independent online implementation that includes learning assignments and a more extensive project work. Grouping into small groups at the beginning of the course is required.
Teaching is based on lecture and instructional videos, learning assignments, joint dialogue between students and the teacher in the course's peer support / discussion forum.
The tasks are described in more detail in the course workspace. Assignments are either individual assignments or group assignments (described in the assignment) and their recommended return dates will be confirmed as the course progresses.
Language of implementation: English

Exam schedules

There is no exam on this course.

Student workload

One credit corresponds to an average of 27 hours of work, which means that the load of five credits is approximately 135 hours. The load is distributed in different ways depending on the course implementation.

Further information

avoin amk 10

Evaluation scale


Arviointikriteerit, tyydyttävä (1-2)

1 Sufficient:
The student demonstrates his / her competence in the subjects dealt with in the course, identifies the topics dealt with in the course and understands their importance in relation to sustainability and responsibility.

2 Satisfactory:
In addition to the above, the student can describe the topics covered in the course systematically and knows how to apply them.

Arviointikriteerit, hyvä (3-4)

3 Good:
In addition to the above, the student demonstrates the ability to justify the effects of different solutions and to make informed choices between options.

4 Very good:
In addition to the above, the student demonstrates the ability to apply what he or she has learned and to evaluate the solutions and their effects analytically.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

5 Excellent:
In addition to the above, the student demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the course topics and the ability to structure and analyze the effects of solutions in a broader context. Student also demonstrates the ability to apply all methods of the course correctly and innovatively in variable contexts.