Saturday, 5 July 2014

ENBUS 308 - 2014 on sustainability standards and auditing

The undergraduate students in my ENBUS 308 course on sustainability standards and auditing are learning about environmental auditing practices, the ISO 19011 standard, ISO 14001 and other management systems, greenhouse gas verification, supply-chain sustainability auditing, and corporate transparency. 

This year's group projects examine a cross-section of sector-based programs on sustainability initiatives covering different product categories and services from around the world:
  1. Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) http://www.msc.org/ - fisheries
  2. Fairtrade http://fairtrade.ca/ - small producer products
  3. Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) http://rsb.org/ - biofuels
  4. Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) http://www.global-standard.org/ - textiles
  5. Level certification program http://levelcertified.org/ from Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) - furniture
  6. Equitable Origin http://www.equitableorigin.com/home/ - oil and gas extraction
  7. Natural Products Association http://www.npainfo.org/ - personal care
  8. e-Stewards http://www.e-stewards.org/ - electronics recycling