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Sustainable SCM

Sustainable SCM

Code: SCM3LF103
Scope: 5 ECTS 
Timing: semester 4
Language: English
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Specialisation Studies
Course type: compulsory for SCM specialisation students                    

Starting level and linkage with other courses
Prerequisite: SCM1LF101 Basics of Supply Chain Management.

Learning outcomes
You promote environmentally friendly resources and energy saving processes by reusing, reducing and recycling. You know how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, carbon footprint and waste in operations within the global supply chain. You aim at minimizing environmental pollution and you know alternative and renewable energy sources. You consider how to reduce the environmental impact of warehousing, packaging and transportation. You understand the structure of the environmental management system. You master environmental laws and regulations. You are able to restructure the supply chain to be more sustainable.


  • Green Supply Chain management and green strategies
  • closed loop SCM and circular economy
  • green logistics areas
  • egative environmental impacts of various transportation modes
  • green packaging
  • green energy sources
  • certifications and green design
  • indicators of environmental sustainability
  • environmental reporting and LCA (life cycle analysis)
  • carbon footprint calculations
  • laws and regulations related to sustainability in the supply chain
  • recycling service providers and recycling services

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community
Collaboration with international green logistics service providers/multinational green SCM companies/packaging associations or environmental NGO’s. Course project for a commissioning party.

Collaboration with international green logistics service providers/multinational green SCM companies or environmental NGO’s. Multicultural teams.

Course format
Contact and distant sessions or project course or educationalisation.

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
A link to the joint assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teacher(s)
Soile Kallinen

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.